Nob Hill Water Board of Directors


Mike Kokenge, President

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, Vice President

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, Secretary/Treasurer

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, Trustee

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.


Doug Keller, Trustee

Doug Keller was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Nob Hill Water in May of 1998. Doug is the owner and president of Cliffacres, Inc., a family operated orchard and warehouse business. In 1990, Doug developed an 80 lot residential subdivision at 92nd and summitview called Ridgeview West. Doug is a lifelong Westvalley resident and has been a member of Nob Hill Water Association since 1986.


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