Cherie was raised in a family that was always active in public affairs. She and her husband, Don moved to Olympia in 1969. Her volunteer work helped shape our community and the state.
Early in the `70s she was Chair of the Board that established the Olympia Child Care Center. She was a Freeholder during the first attempt to bring Home Rule to Thurston County. Her activities as a member of our League include fundraising, chairing our study on Thurston County Government/Home Rule and our study on Juvenile Justice. Then she was co-chair of the state League's study on Juvenile Justice. As a member of the state League's Lobby Team she lobbied the Legislature on a variety of Governmental Issues.
Her activities on a County wide basis include: Serving on the County Mental Health Committee and being an active member of the Cooper Point Association. As a part of her church related activities she and Don cooked dinner at the food bank meal center once a week for many years. So, Cherie has worked hard on the issues she cares about. But, she is also a very gracious, modest person who has been a mentor to many of us. We all value her opinion, trust her judgement and treasure her friendship.