Prior to her time at Warm Springs, Alyssa worked as the national political director for the Center for Civic Participation (National Voice) and has run multiple political campaigns, as well as running for school board herself. She has also raised funds for the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and served as a tribal liaison to state governments.
WEC and WCV requires a leader who can bring communities together around complex environmental issues and use their combined strengths to prevail in a challenging political climate. Alyssa’s breadth of experience, proven leadership, and commitment to coalition building and authentic partnerships makes her the right person to lead WEC and WCV.
Alyssa’s first day in the office will be January 13th. With legislative session starting in January and an election in November, Alyssa will jump into these activities – and many more – with both feet.
WEC and WCV are strong organizations with talented staff, dedicated boards, and an ambitious vision for the future. We look forward to seeing Alyssa become an essential and valued leader in our community.
About Washington Environmental Council
and Washington Conservation Voters
Washington Environmental Council (WEC) is an IRS section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that drives positive change to solve the state’s most pressing environmental challenges. The organization works to protect, restore and sustain Washington’s environment for all people in the State. For over 50 years, WEC has been at the forefront of environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of Washington’s families and environment. From bedrock laws like the State Environmental Policy Act, better protect our working forests, to finding solutions that reduce climate emissions and build a clean energy economy, WEC ensures a healthy future for Washington state so it remains a great place to live and work.
Washington Conservation Voters (WCV), an IRS section 501(c)(4), is the statewide political voice for the environment helping ensure that all people in Washington state have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy. WCV does this by working to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with others in the community, WCV advocates for strong environmental policies and holds elected officials accountable for their actions. Through its political work, WCV strengthens laws that safeguard the health of all communities, the beauty of the state and Washington’s economic future.
About Valtas Group
Valtas Group works as Interim Executive Directors, supporting organizations in times of transition and helps organizations navigate uncertainty during leadership change.
Valtas Group also leads the search process in partnership with the board and staff leadership, as consultants for recruiting and search to support organizations and identify the ideal Executive Director or leader.
Valtas partners with board members and senior nonprofit leaders on a variety of strategic consulting assignments. Valtas Group has a variety of comprehensive resources to guide your transition needs.
Contact us to learn about executive interim and placement services.
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