BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • James Cobb, President

    James was born in Portland Oregon and grew up in the East Mill Plain area west of Camas.  He is a graduate of the old Union High School, and married to Lois.  He has lived in Washougal for the last 48 years, and is retired from the USAR after 30 years of service.  He worked in the construction trades as a bookkeeper, driver, and mechanic, and was Washougal’s first city Jr. Engineer.  His other activities include Secretary of North Bank Masonic Lodge in Washougal, and active member of the International Shrine Clown Association.

  • Alma Ladd, Vice President

    Our vice president, Alma Ladd,  has been a member since 1990 and served as the first Volunteer Coordinator for the Historical Society and Two Rivers Heritage Museum. She has lived in Camas and Washougal all her life and graduated from Washougal High School. As a full time volunteer, she is also a member of  Camas-Washougal Women’s Club, LaCamas Navy Mothers Club  and Relay for Life. She has chaired the Museum Plant Fairs for the last ten years and plans programs for the Historical Society. She and her husband, Charles, have two daughters and many grand and great grandchildren.

  • Judy Brown, Secretary

    Judy Brown was born in Michigan and has lived in the Camas-Washougal area since she was 2 years old. She graduated from Camas High School. Judy has 3 grown children and 1 granddaughter. She has been a long-time volunteer in the community with several organizations: the Camas School District, soccer, Little League, Girl Scouts, Kathy Warren Guild, and Den Leader/Den Leader Coach. She currently volunteers in the research department at Two Rivers Museum and is retired from a 15 year banking career and 21 years with the Federal Government:o)

  • Betty Egger, Treasurer

    Betty has lived in Washougal since 1992 and has been a member of the Historical Society since early 2007.  She enjoyed a career that spanned 38 years in the Title Insurance industry where she started as an Accounts Receivable and Payable Clerk and retired as an Escrow Officer, LPO in 2001. Betty likes working with numbers and volunteering, making the Treasurer position a great fit for both her and the Society.

  • Dorothy Durkee

    Dorothy Durkee is a charter member of the Historical Society and held the position of Treasurer for the Society and Museum from 1979 to 2015. She moved to Camas in 1957 and began teaching business at Camas High School. She retired from teaching as an instructor at Clark College. Dorothy and her husband, Ron, enjoy traveling. They have a grown daughter and son.

  • Marilyn Brown, Public Relations/Publicity

    Marilyn Brown has lived in Camas since 2003 and retired from working in social service and sales and continues in property management. Volunteer work has included 30 years as a Little League Advisor, Habitat for Humanity, C-W Soroptimist and the Methodist Church. She has three children and six grandchildren.

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson is a past two-term president of the Camas-Washougal Historical Society.  He retired in 2005 from the Washington State Fisheries and Fish and Wildlife after 37 years in the Fish Program, and also serves on the Columbia Springs Board of Directors.  He and his wife Karen have been married for 50+ years and have two sons.  Richard has lived in the area for over 25 years, watching the area grow and become a premier community for families, education, and recreation.

  • Walt Eby

    Walt Eby joined the Society as a volunteer in 2007. He is a retired teacher and building contractor. Walt oversaw the construction of the Museum’s Carriage House, built in 2009. He also handles all maintenance functions and serves on the Exhibit Policy Committee, which he initiated.

  • Lois Cobb

    Lois Cobb has served the Historical Society since 2006. Currently she is the Volunteer Coordinator and has been active in setting up the Museum’s displays. Lois is a lifelong Washougal native. She retired as a Level A Pharmacy Technologist. Lois and her husband, Jim, have been married 45 years and have five children and five grandchildren.

  • Richard Lindstrom

    Richard Lindstrom has been with the Historical Society for over 7 years. He currently serves as the curator of the Museum’s collection of tools. Richard has lived in Camas for over 53 years and retired as an Electrician at the paper mill. Richard is married to Diane and they have five grown sons.