Councilmember Bill Turlay

Councilmember Bill Turlay

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Council Seat 6
Current term: 2012 through 2015

Bill Turlay was elected to council in November 2011 and took his oath of office January 2, 2012.  He attended Willamette University and later received his Bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1965.  Bill is a retired navy carrier pilot who made six Western Pacific cruises during his more than 20 year career, including three during the Vietnam conflict.

During the past 35 years, Bill has owned or managed companies in the private sector.  He and his wife of over 50 years, Stephanie, have owned a beverage supply company for 19 years.

Current Assignments

  • Clark County Solid Waste Advisory Commission
  • Vancouver Firemen's Pension Board
  • Vancouver Police Pension Board
  • Special assignment to Columbia Economic Development Council subcommittees


Community Involvement

  • Prevent Coalition (Youth Drug Abuse Education)
  • Military Officers of America Association
  • Tailhook Association
  • Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
  • 40 et 8 Military Society
  • F-8 Crusader Association