Board of Directors
Nob Hill Water is under the direction of a five person Board of Directors, elected by the membership. One director is elected each year for a term of five years. The office of President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer are elected by the five board members. Currently the Board of Directors consists of:
Mike Kokenge joined the Nob Hill Water Board of Trustees in April 2014 and is currently serving as the President of the Nob Hill Water Association. He is a life time Yakima resident. Mike is an owner/broker of Coldwell Banker Associated Realtors, licensed in 1985. He has built good clientele in his many years in the Yakima Valley. He attended Carroll High School, YVCC and CWU. He has taken numerous classes like, Pricing Property, marketing and financing, and market analysis. He enjoys being part of the community and is part of multiple professional affiliations, including New Vision, Operation Harvest, director at the Yakima Red Cross and Broker of the Year in 2012. He has owned his own business and several properties, which helps him understand his clients' needs whether in business, commercial or residential property. Mike also, enjoys fishing, boating, golf, and sports of all kinds.
Jim Allison joined the Nob Hill Water Board of Trustees in January of 2000 and currently holds the position of Vice President. Jim is a retired school teacher, having taught in the West Valley and Yakima School districts for a total of 31 years. He has served on the Yakima County Planning Commission for 21 years. Jim and his wife, Mary, also a retired school teacher, now have an antique business. They have lived on our system since 1972.
Jeff Stevens has been serving as a member of the Board of Trustees since February 2003. Jeff is a Licensed Civil Engineer with Gray & Osborne, Inc. He received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Wyoming and his masters degree from the University of Colorado. Jeff is also a member of the Yakima County Water Conservancy Board. His experience with water issues in Yakima valley has been a valuable asset to the Association. Jeff and his wife, Lucy, moved to Yakima in 1993 from Denver. They also have one daughter.
Don Emerick was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Nob Hill Water Association in March of 2004. Don graduated from Eisenhower High School and has received a bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington. Don is President and co-founder of Conover Insurance, Inc. and has been very active in the community. Serving on such Boards as the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, Yakima Airport Advisory Committee and the Yakima Rotary Club just to name a few. Don and wife Gwen, have been married for 37 years and have 3 grown children. They have lived on the Nob Hill Water system since 2001.
Shelley grew up and began her career as a Speech Pathologist in Western Washington. She graduated from WSU with a B.A. in Communication Disorders and Education, then earned a Masters degree from San Diego State University in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She subsequently gained her Educational Administration Certification from Heritage University.
In 1989, Shelley moved to Yakima to begin her educational administrative career as Special Programs Director for the Naches Valley School District, then East Valley School District. She didn’t think she would stay in the Yakima area, but she fell in love with the weather, the recreational opportunities that Yakima offers, and Shelley's husband, Gale. Shelley retired in 2010 after 35 years of working in education.
Shelley and her husband enjoy golfing, boating, backpacking and anything that includes our three granddaughters.
She looks forward to serving Nob Hill Water staff and customers.