Community Development Manager, Washington State Arts Commission

Five Words About Me:

Systems thinker, troubleshooter, practical, curious, integrity

One Surprising Skill:

Can play all orchestra string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass)

Annette is the Community Development Manager for the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA). She works with dozens of communities across the state to help them develop and grow their creative economy. She has extensive community development experience, helping communities both large and small advance local initiatives that reflect their values. She is a certified Change Leader Institute facilitator for Washington State.

Annette has a background in marketing, communications, technology, and economic development. She has experience working in the non-profit, small business, corporate and public sectors. In addition to her work at ArtsWA, Annette is an instructor at South Puget Sound Community College, teaching graphic design.