Elect Angela Harris for Port of Edmonds Commissioner, District 1

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Angela Harris is running for Port of Edmonds Commissioner, District 1. She has lived in Edmonds for four years, Snohomish County for 16 years, and in the state of Washington for most of her adult life.

Angela has more than 20 years of proven business experience in project management, budgeting, negotiation, collaboration and technology.  She is running for Port of Edmonds Commissioner because she wants to bring about positive change in her community through leadership, collaboration, economic development and environmental stewardship. 

Angela is a Senior Business Program Manager at Microsoft where she has worked for over 12 years. Prior to that, she owned and operated a successful consulting business. She is adept at leading complex projects, managing over 100 diverse stakeholders, and meeting rigid budgets and tight deadlines.

Angela is a passionate advocate for education, human rights, and the environment.

She is dedicated to improving education globally and locally, whether she is collaborating to bring a computer lab to a school in Kenya, or building educational expertise for the disabled community here in Washington State.  Helping the disabled community is a particular focus for Angela, as one of her four children was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. She has served on the parent advisory committee for Washington Sensory Disability Services, and collaborated with the Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics.

Angela actively advocates for human rights issues at home and abroad. In her community, she is building a relationship with GiveSafe and the GiveSafe beacon holders to help understand and address the needs of the homeless population in Seattle.  Angela is passionate about women’s empowerment and safety, both in her community and overseas.  She has served as a Volunteer Legal Advocate at the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, a non-profit that provides free and confidential services to women and children. Additionally, she raises awareness in her community and spurs them to help marginalized young women in the developing world. Through the global scholarship and mentoring nonprofit, Global Give Back Circle (GGBC), Angela has mentored a young woman in Kenya for seven years; this inspired her to join the GGBC Advisory Council and to serve as acting president on Microsoft’s GGBC Mentor Chapter Board. As a result, Angela has helped recruit over 100 women mentors at Microsoft, Gates Foundation and other companies so that more young women gain leadership skills and break the cycle of poverty. 

Equally concerned about protecting the many natural resources in her community, Angela is partnering with the City of Edmonds and EarthCorps to create a long-term restoration plan for Hutt Park, the oldest last remaining patch of old growth forest in Edmonds.  She is currently exploring more opportunities to serve.

Angela is a member of the Association for Talent Development, Women in Technology International, the International Society for Performance Improvement, the Democratic party, and the Sierra Club.

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