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Our Commission

A 20-member board of Governor-appointed commissioners supports and advises Serve Washington. Its role is to carry out the mission and goals of the State Service Plan and to fulfill the statutory responsibilities for state service commissions under the authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 12638 and outlined in 45 CFR 2550.50 National and Community Service Trust Act of 1990 as amended by the Serve America Act.

Commission members, who serve no more than three consecutive full three-year terms and do not receive a salary, function as “Ambassadors of Service" within their sector and in their local communities to promote service opportunities, and to encourage volunteerism by all Washingtonians. Our commissioners believe:

  • National service, volunteerism, and civic engagement are fundamental to achieve equity, strengthen communities, and improve lives.
  • National service resources are accessible to all communities to help meet their critical needs.
  • Volunteerism promotes bonds across various races, cultures, beliefs, backgrounds and experiences.
  • Service is a pathway to education and employment.

If you are interested in serving on our commission, please visit the Governor’s website to submit an application online.

Commissioners

Liahann Bannerman
Director, Volunteer Center
United Way of King County

Bob Butts
Asst. Superintendent of Early Learning
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Lynne Dodson
Secretary-Treasurer
Washington State Labor Council

Mara Earls ​
Young Adult Participating in a Program

Amy Ezzo
Volunteer Coordinator
Seattle Children's Hospital

Amy Hoyte (Vice Chair)
Executive Director
Rebuilding Together South Sound

Lisa Jameson 
Program Administrator
Greater Spokane Emergency Management

Diane Klontz
Assistant Director
Community Services and Housing
WA State Department of Commerce (Designee)

Jennifer Moore
Director, Washington State Office
Corporation for National and Community Service

SGT Brian "Scotty" Reed
Military Veteran

Joel Ryan
Executive Director
WA State Assoc. of Head Start and ECEAP

Marcie Sample
Assistant Director, GEAR UP
WA Student Achievement Council (Designee)

Charles Shelan
Retired
General Public Representative

Nicole Trimble
Business Representative

Erika Tucci
Community Relations Officer
Tacoma Public Utilities

Alan Walker
Executive Director
United Way of Chelan & Douglas Counties

Susan Weiss (Chair)
Independent Consultant
General Public Representative