James Kacena has been, and continues to be, involved in a wide variety of professional and community leadership activities.  He has served on, and was Vice-Chairman of, the City Planning Commission of White Salmon, Washington.

He was on the Board of Directors of the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce for five years and was President for two years.  He is a past board member of Columbia Riverkeeper.

Jim has also spoken at several professional legal programs, most recently a seminar on planning at the local level for the Washington state Department of Community Trade and Economic Development.

Jim is also an active member of several other business organizations in White Salmon, Washington and Hood River, Oregon areas.