Charles (Chuck) Torelli has lived in Kennewick since 1985. His three children were all raised in Kennewick as were three (out of ten) of his grandchildren. He is married to Beverly Johnson-Torelli who retired from the Kennewick School District as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.
Chuck retired from Hanford in 2011 after a thirty-four-year career. Thirty-one years were spent at the Plutonium Finishing Plant in capacities ranging from Plant Engineer to decommissioning Superintendent.
Service – Chuck was appointed to the Kennewick City Council in 2019. He replaced Council Member Matt Boehnke who was elected to the Washington State Legislature. Chuck was then elected to the Kennewick City Council November of 2019. Chuck served on Kennewick City Planning Commission since 2017. He also serves on the board of the Benton-Franklin League of Women Voters, is a member of the East Benton County History Museum and Historical Society and was a past board member of the SHAKE (provides school supplies for local school districts).
Chuck priorities are economic development and managed long-term planning.
Committees and Boards
Mr. Torelli is currently serving on the Joint Coliseum Advisory Committee, Hanford Communities Governing Board, and Benton County Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC). He also servers as an alternate on the Benton County Law and Justice Council.