Dr Ty Witt began working in Chelan to fill an opening at Lake Chelan Community Hospital in May of 2011. Since his first visit to the valley, he felt connected and inspired by the area. He and his wife, Kathy, relocated full-time to Chelan in August 2014. During the ensuing years, Ty’s involvement in various activities with the Chelan Rotary throughout the area represent his interests and desires to serve the City of Chelan.
Although this council position is Dr Witt’s first elected office, he has been very active throughout his career in leadership and service roles. After earning his Medical Degree from UCLA and finishing an OB/GYN residency at OHSU he spent the subsequent 12 years in private practice and filling various high level responsibility positions in the medical field including medical staff president, credentials committee chair, surgery department chair and clinical professor. In 2002, he decided to do a tour of military active duty following the 9/11 attack in 2001. He became a flight surgeon for the USAF on the F-16 at Luke AFB in 2003. Flight Commander and Squadron Commander levels were achieved along with AF Achievement and Commendation Medals and a Global War on Terrorism Medal prior to an honorable discharge in 2006.
Family time is very important to Ty. He loves to spend time with his wife, their college age children and friends. The more physical and adventurous the activity the better. He also has a passion to build and fix things. Especially when these activities help someone in need. Boating, bicycling, skiing and snowmobiling have become the go to activities here in Chelan.