Amanda McKinney - District 1

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Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. It is an honor to represent District 1 and work with Commissioners LaDon Linde and Kyle Curtis on behalf of everyone in our incredible Yakima County. 

My business background and community involvement have prepared me to deal with the important issues facing the County. I have lived in Yakima for nearly 20 years. A career spanning over 20 years in mortgage banking has allowed me to see hundreds of families live out their dream of home ownership. My Father is a retired State Police Officer. He inspired me to achieve degrees in Pre-Law with emphasis in Criminal Justice and Political Science with emphasis in Constitutional Law. I am proud of my strong ties to our great Law Enforcement community.  

I also had the privilege of growing-up in the agriculture industry. I worked many weekends and summers in the Cherry Orchards and on my family’s farm which grew Timothy Hay, Alfalfa, Apples and Pears. I was raised along the mighty Columbia River and fished, hunted and camped in the beautiful eastern Washington and Oregon landscapes. Preserving our Agrarian way of life and conserving our natural resources is a passion that drives me daily. 

I believe a strong Commissioner can help make Yakima County a better place for all of us to live. I am committed to blending the values of conservative small-town America with fiscal responsibility and a vision for a more prosperous future. I want a safe Yakima Valley, job opportunities for our children and grandchildren, and a strong sense of community. I am here to bring common-sense, ask difficult questions and achieve results. My job is to help make county government work better for YOU! 

I would love to hear from you. I invite you to follow me on social media for up-to-date information and resources at: . Please sign up for our bi-weekly e-newsletter by clicking the button located on the bottom of our Commissioner homepage. Please feel free to send me an email anytime at or reach out by phone at 509.424.0043. I look forward to hearing from you.  


Amanda McKinney 

Facilities Advisory Committee
Columbia River Basin County Commissioner Policy Advisory Group
Columbia River Basin /DOE PAG
Conference of Governments General Membership
County Professional Development (Risk Pool)
HOME Consortium Board of Directors
Information Technology Council (ITC)
Tax Structure Workgroup
Trans-Action Committee
Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) Board of Directors 
Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) Legislative Steering Committee 
Yakima County Development Association & Executive Board
Yakima Greenway Board (ex-officio)
Yakima Health District Board
Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority
YRBWEP Workgroup