KPC leadership

KATHY LYONS is president of the Key Peninsula Council. She is also Chair of the Beautification Project, Coordinator of the KP Scarecrow Contest, board member on the KP Farm Council and works with Key Pen It Clean. Kathy has lived on the Key Peninsula since 2009 served on the board of the Longbranch Improvement Club as their Events Director for 2 years. She has 3 grown sons and one granddaughter; 2 of the sons are building new homes on the Key Peninsula.

After working as a hospital RN for 44 years I am so much enjoying more creative ventures by volunteering with positive minded people who have a passion for making life better on the KP”.

LISA MONNERJAHN is Vice President in the Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC).  Within the KPC she also serves as the acting Secretary and chairs the Nomination/Elections Committee.In addition, she works with the KP Beautification Project and the Key Pen It Clean Committees. Lisa has been a resident of Gig Harbor since 1989 and moved to Lakebay in 2018. 

Currently working as a Clinic Nurse, she enjoys the rewards of volunteerism and helping to make the Key Peninsula a place of pride and joy. And all the while, doing it with a great group of like-minded people.

Vice President
Treasurer, Office Volunteer and Media liaison

KENDRA ZARTMAN.  I moved to Gig Harbor with my two young daughters in 2009.  I worked in aquatics at the Tom Taylor Family Y as well as the Morgan Family Y. I also was the store manager at the SAVE Thrift Store for 5 years and loved the community I met through my work there. My younger daughter started riding horses at Grand Farms out here on the Key Peninsula 8 years ago and I have loved the Key Peninsula area ever since. I have been involved with The Haunted Forest at Grand Farms aka My Haunted Forest for the past 7 years. Most of 2023 I was the secretary for the Key Peninsula Business Assocation and am now the newly elected President.

I love the Key Peninsula and all of the wonderful people I know here. I enjoy volunteering and giving back to the community I live in.  I have a bachelor’s in business management from UW Tacoma which is how being the treasurer ties into the KPC.

SUSAN MENDENHALL.  I have a background in education, airlines, and 35 years of volunteerism on the Key Peninsula, in land use, social media, event planning, fundraising, and much more. I’m a proud Army mom of two adult sons and a lover all living things, especially dogs. 

I enjoy taking on special projects that enhance the quality of life on the Key Peninsula while preserving its unique character.

Director, Office Volunteer
Director, Office Volunteer

MARY MOFFETT joined the Key Peninsula Council (KPC) as a volunteer Board Director in February 2023. She and her husband purchased property on the Key Peninsula in 2006 and have been full-time residents since 2010. Mary grew up in Burien WA, attended Highline High School, and graduated from Highline College with an Associate of Arts degree. She worked as an Administrative Professional for Merck & Co. Inc. for twenty years.

Mary volunteers her time as a KPC Director and Office Volunteer, is a member of the Key Pen It Clean roadside litter group, and participates in the Pierce County Adopt-A-Road litter program. She is an avid advocate for volunteerism and service to the Key Peninsula community.

LEONA LISA‘s involvement in the Key Peninsula Community Council stems from the Key Peninsula Farm Council-her main project of focus on the council.

She credits the Farm Tour with introducing her to wonderful people and ventures she has employed on her own small farm she runs with her husband in the Wauna area. They raise pork, lamb, occasionally beef and garden, but her favorite thing to raise on her farm is her beloved Corgis.

director, office volunteer
director, Office volunteer

Isam Taylor is a director in the Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC).  Within the KPC he serves as the focal point for the Council’s policies and procedures that are used for regular operations and normal activities.  Mr. Taylor is a retired person that enjoys writing and gardening on the KP.

I have been a resident of the Key Peninsula since 2014 and I enjoy the easy slow pace life of our community and helping to make it a better place for us all.

DEIRDRE (DEE) BORN.  Originally from San Diego, I retired after 25+ years from San Diego Hospital Association as an IT Analyst.I moved to Longbranch with my husband in 2006. We enjoy sailing, camping and exploring the Puget Sound. I currently volunteer for Key Pen it Clean road clean up as well as the Mustard Seed Project. I work in the Snack Café there and participate in the S.A.I.L. Program. I’m currently enrolled with Pierce County On-Line College Program to be come a certified S.A.I.L. Instructor serving our elder community on the importance of exercise.

I want to keep my community a safe, clean and enjoyable place to live for my family as well as visitors to our beautiful Peninsula. 

director, Office Volunteer
director, office volunteer

CHUCK WEST currently serves as a director and has been a board member since 2010. Chuck is also an elected member of the school board, Chairs the Free Clinic board and runs a small contracting business. He is a retired Battalion Chief with Key Peninsula Fire Department.

Chuck grew up in the Purdy area and graduated from Peninsula High School. A long time resident who realizes we can’t stop the growth but we can help to guide it to serve the citizens in meaningful ways.

Serving the community is a passion that brings me great satisfaction on seeing our efforts come to fruition. I love the small town feel of the KP.”

MELODY WILLIAMS is the newest Director added to the Key Peninsula Community Council (KPC). She joins the Council as the current chair of the KP Public Safety Committee which is also being added as a sub committee to the KPC. She brings a history of Community Public Safety of over 15 years before she moved to KP a couple years ago. Melody has been in the insurance, banking and investment industry for the last 30+ years – so she brings a great deal of experience and passion helping people.  

She and her husband have moved their construction company with them as they moved to KP and you’ll see them enjoying KP living with their  boxers as they go almost everywhere together.

director, Office Volunteer
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