Meet Norm Childress

Age:  60

Family:  Wife of 38 years Sandy, Daughter Cara – San Fransisco, Son – Josh and Grandson Sebastian – Kennewick.

Occupation: Retired Engineering Services Manager – Benton County Public Works – 37 years served.


  • Naches High School graduate
  • Attended – Yakima Valley College – General Ed
  • Attended – University of Washington – Transportation Engineering Courses 

Elected Service

  • Currently serving my 14th year as Mayor of Grandview after 12 years on the Grandview City Council.
  • In my 26 years elected service I have served on many Yakima County boards and commissions.

Currently Serving On

  • Yakima County Emergency Services Executive Board
  • Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency Board of Directors
  • Yakima County Emergency Medical Services Board
  • Yakima County Development Association Board of Directors
  • Yakima Valley Mayors Association
  • Association of Washington Cities Board of Directors

Professional Affiliations

  • Washington Traffic Safety Commission Representatives
  • UTEC (Urban Transportation Engineers Council)
  • ITE – Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Washington Traffic Safety Commission Representatives – Executive Board
  • International Municipal Signal Association
  • Washington Association of Technical Accident Investigators