Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Monthly board meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at noon.

Dana Hobbs

Dana Hobbs President

Dana wants to help restore downtown and make it an enjoyable and entertaining place for tourists and locals. I want to help businesses to be successful and profitable and enjoy having their business in Prosser. To revitalize downtown and make Prosser a successful and vibrant town. I believe HDP needs to create an atmosphere downtown that people would like to visit. Bi-Laws and City Ordinances need to be enforced. People need to take pride of ownership in their business. There needs to be an incentive for owners to rent vacant buildings.

Dakota Renz

Dakota Renz Vice-President

Dakota was born & raised here in this area and from an early age found servant & organizational leadership as one of his many passions. Dakota is both the Agent & Owner of Renz Farmers Insurance Agency in Historic Downtown Prosser. He graduated WSU-Pullman in 2018 as the recipient of the WSU President’s Award for Leadership and serves on the board as the President of the Prosser Chamber of Commerce. Dakota enjoys creating sustainable partnerships and coordinating highly anticipated & diverse community engagement events in addition to contributing to economic & tourism growth in our Prosser Community!

Marnie Bodine

Marnie Bodine Treasurer

Marnie considers herself still new to Prosser having moved here in the fall of 2019 from Spokane.  She came to the area to be closer to the agricultural clients she works with.  She and her husband fell in love with historic downtown and knew this would be a great community to establish new roots in.  Both Marnie and her husband, Tim, grew up in small towns and appreciate the work and dedication it takes to support and preserve the historical districts of our small towns.  The local commitment, support and dedication to promoting downtown Prosser as a gathering place for the locals and visitors alike is exciting.  Marnie believes serving on the Historic Downtown Prosser board is her opportunity to connect with and serve the community that she and Tim now call home.

Kristine Peralez

Kristine Perales Secretary

Kristine believes this organization is a tremendous contribution to our community and I am honored to be a part of the planning, organization, and support the board offers. In the next five years, I think HDP's priorities and goals should continue to be focus on supporting Prosser businesses and continue keeping our town the prettiest place to drive through. I would also like to see the completion of our Prosser Creative District application.

Ben McIntosh

Benjamin McIntosh

As a new business owner in Prosser, I want to get involved with local organizations to network and help build a thriving community. I’m an asset to this board by having the ability to think of different ways to solve problems or achieve goals. My time in the military has taught me how to work as a team to find solutions for objectives that were tasked to my unit. I have extensive knowledge of health wellness, nutrition, and exercise prescription. Over the next five years, my goal in this position is to responsibly invest in downtown businesses to improve commercial activity and viability.

Dean Benson

Dean Benson

Dean first came to Prosser 28 years ago because of an employment opportunity. He loves the sunshine and found Prosser to be a great place to raise his family. Dean has stayed because of the nice people in our great, small town. Dean is currently serving on the Historic Downtown Prosser board because he wants to help improve the quality of downtown. He believes everyone should know that Prosser is filled with great community support.

Rachelle Worrell

Rachelle Worrell

Rachelle is deeply passionate about joining the Historic Downtown Prosser (HDP) board. This community is more than just a place; it’s a cherished part of my life. I’m eager to contribute my ideas and suggestions, knowing they’ll be valued. My vision is for a vibrant Prosser where history meets innovation in the downtown area. With a knack for event planning and a range of creative ideas, I’m excited to make a difference. I would be an asset to this board by being dedicated to community engagement and offering a forward-thinking approach that harmonizes historic preservation with modern amenities. My attendance at preservation board meetings in larger communities has provided valuable insights. I’ve honed networking skills through collaborations with local organizations, enhancing our partnership potential. My unwavering commitment ensures the long-term success of downtown Prosser.

John Breeze

John Breeze

I was born in Coeur d'Alene, ID, and moved to Prosser in 1972 on my birthday. I turned 8 years old in Prosser and have loved it ever since. I started my life here in a house built in 1902, which began my love for historical architecture.  After Prosser High School class of 82, I joined the Army. I served my country for 8 years, traveling the World. I was fortunate to get stationed in South Korea, and the building that I still remember fondly is a 6th-century temple. It was amazing how it was put together with ¾ in wooden pegs. I found my way back to Prosser after leaving the Army. Currently, I am the kitchen manager at the Prosser Senior Center, Junior Vice Commander for the Prosser VFW, and Volunteer for the Lower Valley Honor Guard.  I enjoy meeting new people and volunteering where needed. I have always been a student of history. I love to be on the board to continue learning about my community’s history.

Esther Leep

Esther Leep

I own and operate Home on 6th. I will be an asset to this board because I have lots of retail, decorating, and beautification experience. I have a vested interest in the HDP businesses. Over the next five years, my goal in this position is to focus on the beautification of downtown and more fine-tuned promotion events.