Alice intros new director

New Executive Director Introduced at 2016 Democracy Awards Dinner

by Alice Woldt

Cindy Black, new executive director for Fix Democracy First and Campaign Director for WAmend (YES on I-735) was introduced at the Democracy Awards Dinner and began the shared position on July 1. Cindy will lead both organizations to achieve a major victory for Initiative 735 in the fall, resulting in a stronger, better resourced, grassroots democracy reform movement in Washington State.

I was recruited as a board member 10 years ago by Craig Salins. I replaced Craig as Executive Director shortly after his death in August, 2012. I am continuing on the board as Treasurer, but it’s time for a leader with new energy and new ideas.  Two new board members, Peter Zanello and Angela Toussaint are bringing their ideas and gifts to the formation of whatever grows out of the collaboration between Fix Democracy First and WAmend.

Thanks to everyone who attended the annual Democracy Awards dinner and contributed to its success. The annual dinner proceeds provide the primary financial support for Fix Democracy First Education Fund and Fix Democracy First’s  work and are doubly important this year as support for WAmend and Fix Democracy First for I-735. Cindy’s organizing efforts are  strengthening the outreach and education efforts of Fix Democracy First through her combined work on I-735.


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