Member Jeff Lucas was appointed to the Eatonville School Board in April of 2012 to replace a retiring member and elected to the remainder of that term in November 2013. However Jeff is not a newcomer to Eatonville. Jeff has spent most of his life in the area, attending Eatonville schools, starting in fourth grade and graduating from Eatonville High, where he enjoyed participating in band and football. After graduating in 1988, Jeff headed off to WSU to study history and political science, with the intent to teach. After returning to Eatonville, however, his career took a different direction. Jeff is currently a fire fighter/paramedic with the East Pierce Fire and Rescue in Bonney Lake.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys family time with wife Corrine (also an Eatonville native; the two went to school together), and his daughter and son. The Lucas’ enjoy outdoor activities such as biking, boating, hiking Mount Rainier and tent camping from Washington to British Columbia.
Family time also includes volunteering at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School where Jeff’s son and daughter attend. Jeff and Corrine are very active with WES PTA.
The jump to board member was natural for Jeff with his interest in education and long history in Eatonville. During his tenure on the board he hopes to develop a focus on legislative issues affecting education. Jeff now serves as the boards Legislative Representative and has made connections with local legislators. Jeff does an excellent job communicating information about the unique needs of districts like Eatonville. (Those with low populations, but which encompass a large area.) He is actively involved in communicating what’s really needed and let's the Legislature know how current legislation impacts the district.
Jeff noted that Superintendent Bahr and the other board members have been fabulous to work with.
Jeff Lucas, Director, Legislative Representative
PO Box 1094
Eatonville, WA 98328