Jill Severn to join our editorial board

The OlympianJanuary 8, 2014 


A former speechwriter for two Washington governors and one of the organizers of Quixote Village is joining The Olympian’s editorial board.

Jill Severn begins her 12-month term this week as one of two community representatives on the editorial board. Kate Severson, a 30-year state employee with WSDOT, is serving in the other position that expires June 30.

Besides writing speeches for governors Booth Gardner and Gary Locke, Severn has held positions as a policy analyst on education. She also served as the assistant superintendent for communications and community outreach at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Prior to her work with state government, Severn worked as the executive director of the World Affairs Council of Seattle and as a freelance journalist specializing in international affairs.

“I’m looking forward to learning more about the problems and personalities of our community, and about how well we’re doing at making the right choices for our future,” Severn said.

Please join us in welcoming Jill Severn to The Olympian’s editorial board.

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