Board elections kicked off during the Montlake Community Club’s Annual General Meeting held last evening. Trustee & Officer candidates were presented and voting opened. In keeping with last year’s format, we will offer online voting. We will be electing 3 new trustees, 1 secretary, 1 treasurer, and 1 vice president. Below you will find the current list and summary statements for each trustee nomination as well as the list of officer candidates. Only current board members may run for officer positions. By clicking on a candidates name, you may view their LinkedIn profile.
Tim and his wife Darcy live on Boyer Avenue. Tim has lived in King County since 1990 and in Montlake since 2006. He is a trust and estates attorney in downtown Seattle. Currently Tim serves on the Estate & Gift Planning Council of the University of Washington and on the Executive Committee of the Real Property Probate and Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association. Tim writes that, “I like our Montlake neighborhood and would like to try to preserve and improve it for our residents. I worry about our city, however, and feel that any positive changes will need to be made from the grassroots up and hope my service on the community board might in some small way help our city.”
Chris has been a Montlake resident for four years and has a 4th grader at Montlake Elementary. Chris states that, “My family has really fallen in love with Montlake since we moved here.” What appeals to Chris about being on the MCC board is “being able to be in a position to serve Montlake and help protect what is already special about the neighborhood while working to make sure inevitable changes are positive.” Chris is also an active runner and cyclist who is familiar with the needs of our community as they pertain to pedestrian safety and bicycle and traffic issues. He is the owner of a content agency in Seattle and works to develop media content for clients like Microsoft, Brooks Running, REI, Cutter & Buck, and Raleigh Bicycles to name a few. His firm wrote, produced, shot and edited this piece for the Montlake Elementary School PTA auction this year.
Heather and her husband, Eric, moved to 24th Avenue in Montlake 7 years ago. Heather’s office is in the U District and her husband works at UW. They chose Montlake for its location and were delighted to discover what a great neighborhood they selected. Heather loves her neighbors, frequents “downtown” Montlake, and adores the Arboretum. Heather’s professional background is with non-profit organizations and she is experienced with fundraising, board operations, project management, and supervision. She is interested in a number of the projects, specifically welcoming new neighbors and the All Montlake Annual Yard Sale.
PRESIDENT – We have no candidate for president. BRYAN HAWORTH, current president, has agreed to serve as interim president until a new president is appointed.
VICE PRESIDENT – SHARSTI SANDALL is the current secretary and is running for her first term as vice president.
SECRETARY – DARCY LABELLE is a current board member and is running for her first term as secretary.
TREASURER – CAROL CORDY is a current board member and is running for her first term as treasurer.
Sharsti is running for the open secretary vice president.
Sharsti joined the board in 2015. She has lived in Montlake since 2013, when her family relocated from San Diego. Sharsti’s neighborhood ties run deep: her husband was born and raised on Shelby Street and she got engaged 15 years ago in West Montlake Park. She has three children and her strong family connection to the area inspired her to serve on the board. As a board member, she initiated and directed the first ever Montlake 5K Turkey Trot and Kids Run.
Darcy has resided in Montlake with her husband and daughters since 1999. Her passion for this community, with its historic architecture and strong network of neighbors, inspired her to join the board. She hopes to work on community building events to further knit this beautiful neighborhood together and bring about positive changes to its residents. As a board member, Darcy was instrumental in the 2016 Holiday Lights Fundraiser.
Carol and her family have lived in Montlake for 37 years. Her children attended Montlake Elementary School. She has been active over the years in several volunteer activities, including volunteering at Montlake Elementary. Carol joined the board to become more active in community projects. Carol has been leading the MCC’s reinvigorated Emergency Preparedness and Neighbors Helping Neighbors programs.
Current Board (Officer & Trustee) bios available here: http://montlake.net/mcc/mcc-board-of-directors/