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What does Building Bridges mean to me?

Building bridges means bringing our community together through respectful dialogue. I am committed to listening to and understanding diverse viewpoints, ensuring that everyone feels safe to express their opinions without fear. As your State Representative, my goal is to unite our community and enhance respectful interactions. I will promote legislation that focuses on Public Safety, Education, Affordability, and Families.

Why I am the best candidate for the job!

Having been in public service for 40 years, protecting the waters of Puget Sound as a State certified wastewater treatment plant operator for the past 35 years, I arrived at a crossroads in my career. The conflicting priorities of Federal, State, and local government vs. environmental conservation vs. a sustainable future seem almost insurmountable.  If we focus first on prioritizing Public Safety, Education, Affordability and Families we can support our current needs and continue to work towards a sustainable future.  By listening to diverse ideas and varied perspectives we can find solutions. I present to you my lived experience, and evidence of my perseverance and integrity.

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Hiking
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Klahanie

Job history

Prior to 1988, while living in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, I focused on environmental projects, and earned the respect of my co-workers for energetically working with and leading two youth groups. This experience afforded me the opportunity to see the underlying socioeconomic challenge that existed between the Youth Conservation Corps, whom I advised, and the CSET team of youth who I lead. At that time, the CSET youth were offered the opportunity to spend the summer in the park working as opposed to a formal detention facility.

While I thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity, in 1988 I accepted a utility worker position with King County Metro. Through perseverance, ongoing education, and increased certification I advanced, in a non-traditional field for women, to an operations Supervisor position. I gained experience in process control, facilities, collections, dispute resolution and creative problem-solving. While at King County, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the University of Washington Business School’s Management Program.

After accepting the Assistant Division Manager of wastewater operations in Tacoma in 2004, I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resources. I completed a Dispute Resolution Certification and volunteered on a Community Accountability Board (CAB) in Pierce County. CAB supports the youth and their families to create a positive change they would like to see by supplying needed resources.

In 2011 I accepted a treatment plant manager’s position in Edmonds. I continued my education, mentoring, and volunteer work. My dedication to water quality, biosolids beneficial use, fiscal responsibility, sustainability, energy reduction and greenhouse gas reductions in the field are well documented and available upon request.

As an active member of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA), I have presented several papers, volunteered as a mentor to youth, women and people of color who have pursued interests in the field of wastewater treatment, and visited high schools to talk about opportunities in the wastewater industry. After hiring two people from the Monroe Correctional Institution, I volunteered as a technical trainer for the wastewater treatment program in order to assist them, focusing on process control.

My career highlights

My career highlights are receiving the William D. Hatfield Award from the Water Environment Federation and the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association for Outstanding Performance and Professionalism in the Operation of a Wastewater Treatment Facility and being instrumental in the City of Edmonds being awarded the Utility of the Future Today from the EPA. Building on these successes, recently, I started a consulting firm. Based out of Sammamish, the consulting firm will assist small communities with regulatory compliance.

Receiving William D. Hatfield Award
Receiving William D. Hatfield Award
Me, the boys and the dog
Me, the boys and the dog

Personal History

I have raised two boys who grew up enjoying what the NW has to offer! However, in 1991, I became a single parent. As a creative solution, I invited my sister, who was also a single parent, and her three children to live with us in Washington. Together, we raised five independent and successful children who thrive in our State. I attributed this success to my experience as a foster parent, in which I met the needs of our culturally diverse family. Learning to love, accept, and support children – where they are – is a passion of mine.

In 2010 I found myself doing everything I could to support my son through a period of homelessness and drug use. Again, personal perseverance paid off. Finding the resources and support needed for my son to successfully manage and recover from this dependence provides me with a unique perspective, that of empathy and compassion.

Charity support

I support charities that work with and protect children, rescue missions in our State, feeding the poor around the world, animal rights groups, and groups dedicated to protecting our civil liberties.

Gardening With St. Jude In Mind.
Time to Relax
Time to Relax

My activities

I enjoy family activities like piano playing, hiking, camping, boating, gardening, and cooking. I have been blessed with two grandchildren who love to bake brownies, blow bubbles, play hopscotch, and dance with complete abandonment when we are together!

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Deception Pass
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Out of for a row
Feeding our neighbor
Feeding our neighbor
Making Dinner
Making Dinner
Protecting Parental Rights
Ready to serve you!
Ready to serve you!

I would be honored to serve as your State Representative

These skills, experiences, and character traits are what I will rely upon as your State Representative. Specifically, my background in wastewater treatment operations and facilities can provide valuable insight into the cost of services and the conflicting priorities we must navigate. Building Bridges within our district necessitates the understanding of diverse views. I will commit to listening for understanding, being respectful of varied points of view, being transparent, and I will be fiscally responsible.

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704 228th Ave NE, #276
Sammamish, WA 98074

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