Board Member Liaisons

Board member Liaisons provide outreach to our clinics and gardens working to facilitate communications between the Board and the Master Gardener program teams which the Foundation supports. Liaisons work to provide a sense of the role of the Foundation and how it can support these volunteers in their team roles.

To achieve these goals, the Board Liaisons will:

  1. Periodically visit the clinic or garden or contact the leader to get a better sense of how things are going in that program;
  2. Work with the leader to determine any special needs for that clinic or garden;
  3. Identify ways the Foundation can support the clinic or garden;
  4. Assist the clinic or garden in applying for additional funds, if applicable, such as a Request for Funds (RFF); and
  5. Provide information about the role of the Foundation and updates on the Foundation.

Valerie Barei

  • Clinics: Washington Park Arboretum, Fairwood Library/Renton Farmers Market, Kent/Covington, Maple Valley
  • Gardens: Cesar Chavez Demo Garden

Bob Connor

  • Clinics: U District Farmers Market
  • Gardens: Shorewood HS Culinary Arts Garden

Carrie Hill – Past President

  • Clinics: Burien Library and Des Moines, SoDo Home Depot, Vashon Island, West Seattle / White Center
  • Gardens: Vashon Community Food Bank

Alison Johnson

  • Clinics:  Bellevue Demo Garden, Woodinville WWD/Molbak’s
  • Gardens: Bellevue Demo Garden

Amy Lee

  • Clinics: Lake Forest Park Ace Hardware/ Shoreline Fred Meyer
  • Gardens: Animal Acres Demo Garden

Jim Olson, President

  • Clinics: Lake City Fred Meyer and Farmers Market, Redmond Farmers Market, Renton McLendon Hardware

To Be Assigned

  • Clinics: Auburn/Federal Way Farmers Market, Ballard Farmers’ Market, Ballard Fred Meyer, Bellevue Home Depot, Bellevue Nursery / Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bellevue Farmers Market, CUH/City People’s, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Snoqualmie Valley, Woodland Park Zoo
  • Garden: Bothell Children’s Garden, Carkeek Park Demo Garden, Magnuson Park Children’s Garden, Neely Homestead Historic Demo Garden, Ronald McDonald House Outreach Garden, Soos Creek Growing Groceries Demo Garden, Thyme Patch Park, Tribal Life Trail

Updated 15 October 2019

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