Ed Gormley - Director at Large, Contractor
Ed Gormley is owner and president of Gormley Plumbing & Heating, his family’s four-generation-old business based in McMinnville, Ore.
Born and raised in McMinnville, Ed served as the Portland suburb’s mayor from 1984-2009. He earned his B.S. from Gonzaga University and received his master plumber’s license in 1976.
Ed is president of the Plumbing Mechanical Contractors Association of Oregon, a trustee and chairman of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local No. 290 Trust Funds, and a trustee of Local No. 290’s Apprentice and Training Committee. Past chairman of the Oregon State Plumbing Board, Ed has represented the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) on IAPMO’s Green Technical and Mechanical Technical committees.
In addition to his industry activities, Ed is on the board of the Willamette Valley Medical Center, a 120-bed hospital serving McMinnville and Yamhill County.
Ed has been the recipient of numerous professional and civic awards, including the Chamber of Commerce Pillar Award for Respect, the Jaycee’s First Citizen Award for Outstanding Accomplishments to the Community, Sam Walton Leadership Award for Community Contributions, McMinnville Retailer of the Year, State Retailer of the Year, Rotary Couple of the Year, and the Chamber of Commerce President’s Award. He is also a past-president of the St. James Parish Council.
He and his wife, Candy, met while students at Gonzaga and have been married 48 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys travel, golfing, and cooking.