• Chair - Parks, Recreation, Human Services, Public Safety Committee (PRHSPS) 
  • Member - Finance, Economic Development & Regional Affairs Committee (FEDRAC)

PUBLIC SERVICE (Past & Present)

  • State Representative, 30th District 2013-2016
  • State Transportation Committee
  • State Technology Committee
  • State Local Government Committee (Minority Ranking)
  • State Business, Insurance & Financial Affairs Committee
  • Statewide Executive Steering Committee on Human Trafficking
  • Statewide Executive Committee on Aging
  • Federal Way Mayor, January 2010 through December 2010
  • Federal Way Deputy Mayor, 2000-2001 & 2004  2005
  • City Chair, Land Use Committee
  • City Chair, Finance, Human Services and Regional Affairs 
  • City Finance/Economic/Regional Affairs Committee
  • City Parks / Recreation / Human Services / Public Safety 
  • Regional Municipal Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • King County Regional Water Quality Committee
  • King County Regional Policy Committee
  • South King County Human Services Forum
  • Elected Chair of SCA Public Issues Committee representing 39 King County Cities


  • Board of Directors, King County Aquatics Center
  • 1989: Secretary, Federal Way First Incorporation Committee
  • 1984: Administrative Council, Elected Position St. Vincent de Paul Church
  • 1979 and 1982 Parents' Club Secretary, Elected Position St. Vincent de Paul Church
  • 1979: Federal Way Community Council (Planning and Community Development)
  • Federal Way Kiwanis / Kiwanis Foundation Board
  • Soroptimist Club of Federal Way
  •  American Association of University Women
  • Federal Way Education and Communities in Schools Foundation Advisory Board
  • St. Francis Hospital Women's Advisory Council
Risk Manager / Program Administrator, Lakehaven Water and Sewer District, Federal Way, WA

Bachelor's degree in sociology / psychology from Marylhurst University, Marylhurst (Lake Oswego), Oregon
Course work toward master's degree in public administration from Seattle University, Seattle

  • National Catholic Education Association Distinguished Graduate - 1999
  • Soroptomists’ Women of Distinction Award - 2003
  • Association of Washington Cities Certified Municipal Leader
  • National League of Cities Certificate of Achievement in Leadership - Bronze Level
  • 2016 Outstanding Legislator of the Year – State Sewer/Water Association


  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM)