Kathy is a 5th generation Lewiston resident; growing up in The Orchards. In 1966 her family moved to Clarkston where she graduated in 1970. She later attended and graduated from The International Air Academy in Vancouver WA. She owned and operated Betty’s World of Travel, a successful small business in Lewiston for 24 years. Now retired, Kathy and Husband Larry live in a historic home in Normal Hill built in 1906.
In 2008 Kathy became involved in Lewiston City Government as a concerned citizen helping to create Normal Hill Mixed Use Zone between the College and the Hospital and for 8 years chaired the Normal Hill Heritage Association which spearheaded the Normal Hill Heritage Overlay successfully approved by City Council in November of 2016. She was appointed to Lewiston Planning and Zoning Commission in 2012 and served for 5 years; 2 years as Vice-Chair and 2 years as Chair. During her final year on the commission, they laid the foundation for Lewiston’s Homeless Shelters.
2018 will be her and her husband’s 4th year involved with the American Empress Cruise Ship calling on our community. Their home is stop number 3 on the Empress’s Hop-on Hop-off bus tours through Lewiston and Spaulding as a part of Idaho History Tours. During the first 3 seasons they have enjoyed 4,622 American Empress guests touring their home.
During her term elected to City Council, Kathy will be promoting tourism, development of the Downtown Waterfront area, rebuilding of our aging infrastructure with a maintenance program to maximize our investment and a safe and prosperous community where young people will want to live and raise their families.