The Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center (PDRC) is a not for profit 501(c)(3)

PDRC was established in 1992, by Judge Bill Knebes
We serve Clallam and Jefferson Counties

Vision Statement

The vision for the PDRC is to be the recognized center of expertise on the Peninsula for collaborative peaceful agreements.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center is to promote and provide for the peaceful resolution of conflict through modeling, facilitation, and teaching mediation in Clallam and Jefferson Counties.

Core Values

The PDRC is committed to the following values in all our affairs

  • Excellence in Service — We are responsive to our community, inspiring confidence through our high quality services, professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to on-going training, follow-up, and outcome measurement.
  • Integrity — We are dependable, true to our values and the principles of collaborative negotiation.
  • Appreciation of the Volunteer Commitment — Ours is a grass-roots organization that is immersed in the community and we nurture and honor our volunteers, without whom we could not exist.
  • Respect — We value all people’s cultures, beliefs and abilities and their unique contributions to our organization and our community.
  • Open, Honest Communication — We value and practice listening, attending, openness and honesty in all our communications.
  • Collaboration — We recognize that the whole is greater than its parts, and we value the synergy that is created when groups work together toward common goals. As such, we are committed to networking in our community and pooling resources whenever possible.

The Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center (PDRC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering conflict resolution services to residents of Clallam and Jefferson Counties in Washington since 1992. Governed by a Board of Directors made up of community members, and supported by the United Way. Volunteer mediators provide most of our direct services.

Resolution Washington

PDRC is a partner with Resolution Washington which is a network of 21 nonprofit Dispute Resolution Centers (DRC’s) across the state of Washington which provide cost-effective conflict resolution services and expertise.

Founders (Bill and Carol Knebes)

To request additional information, to volunteer your time or to make a contribution, please contact us at:

Mailing address: PO Box 1034, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Site address: 319 S Peabody St., Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-8024
Fax: (360) 452-0458

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: From 10:00am – 3:00pm
Mediations by Appointment


Mary Irwin, PDRC – Program Director and Representative to Resolution WA
Laila Van Dyke, PDRC – Restorative Practice, Social Media, Housing Stability
Kailey Droz, PDRC – DRS II

PDRC Board of Directors

Mark Hodgson, President
Dr. Joe Floyd, Vice President
Trisha Haggerty, Secretary
Peggy Simmons, Treasurer

Nancy Chambers
Melinda Clevenger

PDRC board meets in person on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm (noon)