First Federal Community Foundation elects member to board of directors

Craig A. Curtis is an architect from Kitsap County, where he has been employed since 1987.

Craig Curtis

PORT ANGELES — Craig A. Curtis, an architect from Kitsap County, has been elected to a two-year term on the First Federal Community Foundation board of directors.

Stephen Oliver, who has served on the foundation’s board of directors since its inception, is going off the board.

“We are delighted that Craig has joined our board of directors at this exciting time,” said Karen McCormick, executive director of the foundation.

“He brings a wealth of talent and experience that will benefit the foundation and the communities we serve.”

Curtis is a registered architect and principal at The Miller Hull Partnership, where he has been employed since 1987.

He also is president of Katerra Architecture LLC, a real estate design, manufacturing and construction company that aims to make buildings affordable and accessible.

Education background

Curtis has degrees in architecture and construction management from Washington State University and chairs the External Advisory Board for the WSU Center for Environmental Research and Educational Outreach.

A resident of Kitsap County for 26 years, Curtis has served on committees for the North Kitsap School District and the Suquamish Community Advisory Board. He has served on the board of directors of First Federal since 2015.

Other foundation directors include McCormick and David Flodstrom, chairman.

Foundation officers elected at the July 25 annual meeting are Joyce Ruiz, secretary, and Regina Wood, treasurer. First Federal President Larry Hueth is the foundation’s registered agent.

The First Federal Community Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) charitable corporation funded with a gift of cash and stock from First Northwest Bancorp, the parent company of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles.

The foundation provides funding for community support, affordable housing, economic development and community development in communities where First Federal operates a full-service branch.

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