Vice President - Position 1
Heather Kintzley has served on the school board since November 2009. She is currently serving her third term that ends December 31, 2021.
As a fourth-generation Kennewick High School graduate and long-term resident of Kennewick, Heather has deep roots in the community and is raising a family here. Heather was motivated to run for a seat on the Kennewick School Board after spending several years prosecuting individuals in the community for both felony and misdemeanor offenses. In her former role as criminal prosecutor, first for the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and later for the City of Kennewick, Heather experienced first hand the stunting effect that lack of education has on the community's youth.
"In my experience, lack of education leaves an individual with fewer choices, which in turn leads to bad decision making, and in many cases, involvement in the criminal justice system. I saw it every day. Too many students don't realize the importance of education, or the major role it will play in their future success. As a member of the Kennewick School Board, I hope to foster awareness and inspire children to learn."
Heather attended Eastgate Elementary, Park Middle School and Kennewick High School before going on to Washington State University in Pullman, where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. In 2004, Heather graduated with honors from Gonzaga University School of Law. Heather now works as the City Attorney for the City of Richland and resides in Kennewick with her husband Roy and their young children, Jackson and Madison.