David Clement

David Clement

Valley residents David Clement and Steve Oulman have been named to the board of directors for Methow Recycles, the nonprofit recycling center in Twisp.

Clement and Oulman join current board members Julie Muyllaert (president), Jon Albright (vice president), Brooke Bourn (secretary), Michelle Dewey (treasurer), Gina Monteverde and Cara Godwin.

Clement and his wife, Betsy Weiss, moved to the Methow Valley last Christmas after retiring as physicians in Maine and previously Alaska.

“Soon after coming to the valley, I became a volunteer for Methow Recycles, and when the opportunity to join the board came up, it felt like a good fit,” Clement said. “I am pleased to work with other dedicated board members for this excellent organization.”

Steve Oulman

Steve Oulman

Oulman is a community development planner with over 20 years in local, regional and state governments including the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development as the agency’’s local government liaison in the Willamette valley. He also spent a dozen years as a land use and transportation planner with the Transportation & Growth Management Program, a nationally recognized joint program with the Oregon Department of Transportation. He and his wife, Katie, moved to the Methow Valley in 2012.

“I am excited to join Methow Recycles and look forward to working with my fellow board members to move the organization forward,” Oulman said. “I hope to bring a perspective that encourages efficiency and effectiveness in our basic operations while seeking new opportunities to promote recycling and resource conservation in the valley.”