Bio - David Itzen
David has a broad range of experience working in several career fields. His career in education in Oregon and Washington began at the middle and high school level having held at various times, the positions of Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Vice Principal, and Principal. He holds a bachelor and masters degree and is a graduate of the University of Oregon. After over a dozen years in education, he joined with family to operate several corporate investments. They operated one of the nine Easter lily agribusiness operations in California and Oregon which as a whole provided almost all the supply of Easter Lily Bulbs for North America. During that time he served as Treasurer of the various business entities (C-Corp., S-Corp., and Partnership) and supervised the sales operations for the companies. While subsequently selling the agribusiness operation, he and family built and operated for over a decade a premier “55 and better” housing development of 80 lots in Brookings, Oregon. During that time David was President/CEO and Sales Manager of the various business entities.
During these latter years, David served on the local school board, several bank and corporate boards, our regional electric board, the Easter Lily Research Foundation, and was fortunate to have the experience of helping to start a scholarship foundation which today funds a substantial part of the college needs of Brookings-Harbor local youth. Today, during somewhat challenging times, David serves in his first term as Curry County Commissioner.