New Executive Director at the Commons

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Amy Whittenburg
Executive Director, Third Place Commons
The Friends of Third Place Commons is pleased to announce the hiring of Amy Whittenburg as the new Executive Director.

Whittenburg comes to the Commons from ArtsEd Washington, a state-wide K-12 arts education nonprofit, where she had been Deputy Director, interim Executive Director and most recently Organizational Transition Consultant.

Prior to that she worked eight years in development at Cascade Community College and the University of Washington.

Her community volunteer work includes five years on the Kirkland Cultural Council / Commission including two years as its Chair. In that capacity she was involved in instigating several collaborative community programs and events.

The skills Whittenburg brings to this Commons position are considerable including technology, collaborative experience with fund development and event planning, a passion and facility for innovation and a strong work ethic.

She has been described as a fabulous communicator who is professional, personable and collegial, adept at outreach, empathetic and passionate about her work. And, someone who can see the big picture as well as the details.

Third Place Commons at the Lake Forest Park Town Center is a vibrant, safe, welcoming space open to everyone. The Friends of TPC is the non-profit organization that schedules and facilitates all of the community events that happen there. Last year there were more than 900!

Third Place Commons board members are excited to welcome and begin working with Whittenburg on this next phase in the life of our wonderful space. And, she is excited to meet our community, so please say hello if you see her next time you’re in the Commons.


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