Past Presidents

Ray Towry

2016 Past President
Ray Towry was born and raised in Ephrata, graduating from Ephrata High School. He was active in sports and clubs as a student. He attended Bellevue Community College, where he played soccer then transferred to Washington State University. Ray graduated from Washington State with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation Administration and Leisure Studies with... Read More

Lynn Garza

2008 Past President
Lynn grew up in Hamilton Montana, where her dad co-owned a real estate brokerage. In 1986 the family moved to Moses Lake where she met her husband Rolly and in 1990 the Graza's moved to western Washington where Lynn managed in the retail industry. The Garza's moved back to Moses Lake in 2001 currently own... Read More

Robert M Trask, Jr.

2007 Past President
Robert Trask is the owner of Robert M. Trask Agency Inc and a lifelong resident of Moses Lake. He is married to his wife Kristy and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Robert is very involved with the community. He is a Big Bend Foundation Board Member Emeritus, Past President of the United Way,... Read More

Tom Heath

2002 Past President
Vice President at Washington Trust Bank from 1991-2019, specializing in commercial and agricultural lending. Tom now works with his wife, Jill Heath, at AIC Insurance in Moses Lake. Graduate of Washington State University (1982) and Pacific Coast Banking School (1994) Involved in other community organizations including: Moses Lake Kiwanis Club, Citizens for Progress in Education,... Read More

Bob Fancher

1997-1998 Past President
Born and raised on a cattle ranch in Okanogan County in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Mr. Fancher moved to Quincy , WA in 1970, where he had a cattle feeding operation. In 1980 he formed Ranch & Home Real Estate in Moses Lake and specialized in farm and ranch real estate. The company expanded... Read More

Terry Leas

Past President
Terry Leas has devoted his professional life to education at all levels. He taught at a public middle school in Georgia, taught at a private two-year Thomas College (GA), public Yakima Valley Community College, and taught graduate students at Florida State University. Besides his teaching experience, Leas has served in a variety of administrative roles.... Read More

Gary Ash

2014 Past President
Gary Ash was born and raised in Mount Vernon, WA and received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Washington. He has been married to his wife, Carol, for 39 years and they have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Gary has worked at National Frozen Foods Corp for 41 years. Currently, he is the General... Read More

LeAnne K. Parton

2017 Past President
LeAnne K. Parton was raised in Moses Lake. LeAnne graduated from Big Bend Community College and Eastern Washington University with a degree in Business Administration. She has been married to Norm for over thirty years; they have three children, Leiv, Anna, and Jonathan. LeAnne is currently the Executive Director of the Big Bend Community College... Read More

*Personal Views of the Staff & Directors do not reflect the views of the Grant County Economic Development Council