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Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) is a nonprofit that connects, ignites and develops county-specific sustainable leaders to strengthen our communities. Each year, we help experienced and emerging leaders in Snohomish County gain an understanding of the critical issues affecting the region and the stewardship capabilities needed to resolve them. Through our nine-month Signature Program and Young Professionals Program, we work in small teams with the business, government and nonprofit sectors as Community Impact Project Partners. LSC features more than 700 alumni who remain strongly invested in Snohomish County.

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Leading Our Leaders: Five New Members Join LSC's Board

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Leading Our Leaders in Snohomish County
Five Professionals Join Leadership Snohomish County’s Board of Directors

(L-R) Chris Knapp, Rochelle Lubbers, Jeff Ketchel, Toraya Miller, Patrick Pierce


Not everyone can serve as a leader among leaders – but at Leadership Snohomish County, that's exactly the challenge that its 20-member board of directors takes on.

Now, LSC is honored to welcome five such new members to its Board of Directors.  The candidates were approved by the current board and begin the three-year term this month.

"LSC is truly blessed to have an engaged and talented board,” said Kevin McKay, LSC’s board president and VP Finance and Operations, Edmonds Community College. “Each of these new board members brings wonderful experience and fresh perspective to our team. We're excited to have them on board.”


Chris Knapp
Anderson Hunter Law Firm
LSC Signature Class of 1996; LSC Distinguished Alumni 2016

Jeff Ketchel
Snohomish Health District

Rochelle Lubbers
Tulalip Tribes
LSC Signature Class of 2017

Toraya Miller
First Financial Northwest Bank

Patrick Pierce
Economic Alliance Snohomish County


I’m deeply focused on mentorship and coaching and strive to make the Tulalip Tribes a healthy and thriving place of employment. I truly believe our community will be a better place through connection, building strengths and uniting over the common good. These beliefs align with LSC and that’s why I’m joining the board. 
— Rochelle Lubbers


Leadership Snohomish County is celebrating 20 years of local leadership development. The organization, which launched in 1996 with a single class, has now expanded to include three classes, continuing leadership development workshops, community events, and a vibrant alumni community of 600+ graduates.

"These local leaders have decided to dedicate significant energy to this mission," said Kathy Coffey, Executive Director. "We're so glad to welcome Chris, Jeff, Rochelle, Toraya, and Patrick and know that their expertise will help guide this organization into its next twenty years."



About Leadership Snohomish County
Leadership Snohomish County develops leaders for a lifetime by providing education and opportunities for people and organizations to strengthen our community. Our program helps participants acquire an understanding of the critical issues affecting the region and the leadership and stewardship capabilities necessary to resolve them.