Council Member Jamie Stephens
District 6 -
Term of Office 1/10/2011 - 1/1/2015
350 Court Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Fax (360) 378-7208
Jamie Stephens has been active in the San Juan Island communities since arriving
on Lopez Island 14 years ago.
You are likely to find Jamie loading the steam thresher with wood for the Lopez
Community Land Trust’s straw bale homes, dressed in his Lions' vest, directing
the Fourth of July parade, or teaching business classes at the Lopez Island
Family Resource Center.
He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and received a degree in American Studies
and Communications from the University of Notre Dame in 1978. He also attended
executive finance classes at the Wharton School at the University of
After a career as business manager at Mancini & Groesbeck in Salt Lake City and
Seattle, Jamie and his family moved to Lopez Island, where they owned and
managed the Edenwild Inn -- which earned mention in Northwest Best Places. From
1999 to the present he has managed residential and commercial real estate on
Jamie is a member of the Lopez Village Planning Committee, Board member of the
Lopez Island Family Resource Center, Board member of the Fisherman Bay Water
Association, and a Port Commissioner. Jamie also substitutes regularly at Lopez
Schools and organizes the yearly Fourth of July Parade.
He has served on Lopez Community Land Trust’s Board of Directors during
construction of the green, award-winning “Common Ground” neighborhood, and was
the chair of the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts Operations Committee
for four years.
He takes pride in the fact that the Port of Lopez has not taken any annual tax
increases while he has been a member, and yet has completed two capital
projects. During his term, the Port has opened farmland and purchased equipment
for the Islands’ Oil Spill Association.. He feels his community involvement has
prepared him for the demands of serving on the County Council, “My work with
island organizations has strengthened my ability to achieve consensus, plan
effectively, exercise fiscal responsibility, and see projects through to
completion. Successes have been gained through a blend of creativity, input,
research, and analysis,” he said.
Jamie lives in Lopez Village with his wife Lauren. He has two children attending