David Landis was raised in a family of teachers in Ketchikan; both parents spent their careers with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District. David graduated from his hometown school, Kayhi, in 1982. After running charter boats each summer to fund his undergraduate degree at Oregon State University, David started working in the construction industry as a carpenter, foreman and contractor, completing numerous residential and commercial projects in Oregon and Alaska. Those experiences led to positions with Ketchikan Indian Community and Cape Fox Corporation, where Landis worked with all phases of large and small construction projects along with working into executive management and administrative duties. The same pattern of capital projects and management leadership brought David to the SSRAA regional salmon hatchery association for six years, where he served until earlier this year. Landis has also been active in municipal government, elected three times to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly and twice to the Mayor’s office. He has served on many boards of directors and committees, including the Alaska Municipal League, the Western Interstate Region, the National Association of Counties, SSRAA, the ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) both Ketchikan Rotary Clubs, the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Board of the University of Alaska Southeast, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Ethics Board, and as a KGB Planning Commissioner. David holds a Master’s degree in Project Management from New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire and a Bachelor’s degree in Geosciences from Oregon State University. David’s wife Carrie and sons Jackson and Izaak enjoy living and participating in outdoor recreation and other activities in the Ketchikan area. Daughter Claire still calls Ketchikan home but currently lives in Phoenix, AZ.