Ken Hays


Commissioner, Clallam County PUD  
Sequim,  Wash. 

Ken Hays has lived in Sequim since 1977 where together with his spouse Joanna they raised their son William on Joanna’s grandparents’ family farmstead.

Ken’s education includes the University of Washington Fine Arts and Architecture programs and a year of study at the Royal Academy of Art and Architecture, Antwerp Belgium.

Ken is a registered and licensed architect with a practice based in Sequim since 1988.

His professional experience in the private and public sectors includes programming, design, project budget development, construction, and facilities management.

Ken’s public service includes two terms on the Sequim City Council from 2008 to 2016, serving as mayor from 2010 to 2014. As mayor his accomplishments include driving the downtown sub-area plan forward, acquiring the city’s first bond rating, and building the new Civic Center. During his tenure Ken achieved his Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership.

Other public service includes the Sequim Planning Commission, Clallam County Economic Development Council Board, including a term as president, and the Sequim Boys and Girls Club Financial Planning Board.​​

Energy Northwest Board Member Since 2023 ​​