Get to Know a CSO: Republic

Release Date: 
May 23, 2017

Republic CSO staff engaged with community and with DSHS initiatives


Republic CSOAverage Number of Clients Served Daily78

Average Monthly Food Caseloads1,279

Average Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Caseloads45

Average Aged, Blind, and Disabled Caseloads: 37

Number of Republic Community Service Office Staff: 4

Co-located Partners and Number of Staff: 

  • Aging and Long-Term Support Administration Home and Community Services: 1

  • Children’s Administration: 1



Kelley Zema
Kelley Zema
Interim Community Service Office Administrator

The Republic Community Services Office boasts a highly-engaged team committed to providing timely, accurate and excellent quality services to residents of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties.


The Office consistently has wait times below established targets for screening clients and its   Community Service Division staff travel frequently travel to the Colville Confederated Tribes to provide onsite services to tribal members.


A culture of engagement exists in the office – 75 percent of its staff are Ambassadors for Community Service Division’s RESPECT program. Team members represent the CSO on the statewide Economic Services Administration Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Community of Practice team. The Office has a Lean Team committed to ongoing review and streamlining of work processes.


The Republic CSO team are stewards of the community and work hard to transform lives every day in their corner of Northeast Washington, where the town of Republic has an early 1900s look and is noted for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities.