Community Advisory Board

 The Community Advisory Board (CAB) consists of a diverse range of community leaders whose input and involvement is critical to fulfill our mission. The CAB contributes to organizational diversity by having numerous communities and a range of expertise inform the work of our organization.

John Boonstra

Pastor, Bethel Congregational Church, White Salmon, WA 

Janeen Comenote

Executive Director of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition (NUIFC)

Anna Fahey

Senior Communications Strategist, Sightline

Dorry Elias-Garcia

Executive Director, Minority Executive Director's Coalition

Karan Gill

Senior Policy Analyst & Community Liaison, King County Council (5th District) 

Kevin Glackin-Coley

Director, St. Leo's Food Connection

Megan Grover Howell

Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Group Health Cooperative

Alexes Harris

Assistant Professor, University of Washington's Department of Sociology

Karinda Harris, Betty Jane Narver Fellow 2010-2011

Jeff Johnson

President, Washington State Labor Council

Hubert Locke

Professor of Public Affairs and Dean Emeritus, University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs

Len McComb

Public Policy Consultant, Two Medicine Communications

Ellie Menzies

Legislative director, Service Employees International Union 1199 NW

Rachael Myers

Executive Director, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

David Nielsen

Senior policy analyst, US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Megan Owen

Director, Strategic Market Development, McKinstry

Will Pittz

Executive Director, Washington Community Action Network (Washington CAN!)

Sally Pritchard

Community Impact Manager, Spokane County United Way

Erin Reidy

Public Policy Manager, Community Health Plan of Washington/Community Health Network

Jennifer Romich

Assistant Professor, University of Washington's School of Social Work

Donna Vance

Retired, Kennewick

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Our Legislative Agenda

The Budget & Policy Center's 2015-17 Legislative Agenda calls for an equitable and sustainable revenue system in addition to state investments that will promote a world-class education system; sustain a strong, inclusive middle class; produce high-quality, living wage jobs, and ensure equal opportunity to live healthy and productive lives. Take a closer look here.

Testimonies in Olympia

Andy testimonyWe've testified in support of a number of important bills this session. Take a look:

Budget Beat

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27: Join us for a Budget Beat call with guest speaker State Rep. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle. The topic is the tax break transparency bill. Register now. 

In our February 6 Budget Beat webinar, State Sen. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, and Research and Policy Analyst Lori Pfingst discussed the proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $12. 

Budget Matters Conference

Thank you to all those people who made our 3rd Annual Budget Matters Conference a success! Take a look at this video highlighting Budget Matters 2014.