Dear Doc,

     Thanks for (once again) providing an awesome backdrop of wonderful music at our Peace Officer's Memorial Picnic.  I appreciate ( as does everyone else there) your community service as well as your musical choices.  Thanks again and stop by - let me buy you a cup of coffee and chat one on one.


Bill Benedict, Sheriff
Clallam County


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Re:  Departure from Planning Commission

Dear Mr. Reiss:

     With the completion of your second full term on the Planning Commission, the City Council would like to extend to you our sincere appreciation for the time you served on the Commission.  Your participation and leadership will be greatly missed.  We thank you for your service and wish you the best in the future.


Dan Di Guilio, Mayor


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August 10, 2012

To whom it may concern:

I am pleased to have the opportunity to submit a reference for Doc Reiss, whom I

have had the pleasure of knowing for nearly a decade as a fellow member of Nor’wester

Rotary of Port Angeles, and professionally as a Realtor.

In that time, Doc has distinguished himself in my view as both an original thinker and

a can-do person who follows through on his great ideas. He brought new life to one of our

Rotary club’s key projects, and annual event called Arts in Action, by envisioning the addition

of a sand sculpture competition and then working hard to make it a reality. As a result, the

event has become world-famous and has brought much-needed attention and business to our



Doc has much experience and many skills. Some of the stand-outs include a talent for

marketing and a decided knack for sales. He is well-spoken and able to intuitively understand

his audience. He has a deep background in media, and it is largely due to his efforts that Arts

in Action has become so well-known and well-attended.

Doc is also well-known in the real estate community as an experienced, highly

knowledgeable advocate for h is clients. Even in a difficult real estate economy, Doc has

continued to deliver great service. His attention to details has been key to his success in this



Doc possesses a rare combination of creativity, great writing and communication

skills, professional abilities, and an unmatched work ethic. I feel certain that he would be an

excellent addition to any organization that brought him on board. I give him my heartiest



Laurel Black
Laurel Black Design, Inc.