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Vashon-Maury Island Park & Recreation District

Commissioner Position No. 5

Hans Van Dusen

Hans Van Dusen


VASHON, WA 98070

Education: BS Mechanical Engineering. BA Economics. Tufts University. Medford MA
Occupation: Consultant, Public Sector Services

I have served as Vashon Parks Commissioner since 2018. I love the breadth of essential parks, facilities, and programs that serve and touch islanders in many ways. My focus as Commissioner has been on effective fiscal stewardship, expanded programs, and increased public awareness and access. The District is one of Vashon's smallest taxing agencies and relies on creative and efficient management, and tremendously successful grant awards, to improve facilities, upgrade parks, and expand our programs while minimizing the burden on island taxpayers. 


I bring extensive experience in public administration, fiscal management, customer service, and project delivery, from decades managing local city programs and contracted public services.  My wife Karen and I have lived on Vashon for over 20 years, raising our family, and engaging in community opportunities to serve others, while always appreciative of the essential role of District parks and programs in maintaining a healthy and vibrant island community. 

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