By: Robert Lowery
Posted: Sept. 22, 2011
Governor Chris Gregoire has reappointed Kate Reardon, the City of Everett’s public information director, to a new six-year term on the Central Washington University Board of Trustees (BOT). The term, which becomes effective October 1, will continue through September 30, 2017.
“I look forward to continuing to work with board members and Central’s administration, in what is one of the most important and challenging times for higher education in our state’s history,” said Reardon.
She was originally appointed to CWU’s governing board in 2008 to complete an unexpired term. In Reardon’s reappointment letter, Gregoire noted that service on the BOT “is a tremendous opportunity to serve the people of Washington and to have a significant influence on decisions and actions taken by our government. Your willingness to continue to devote your time and energy to serve the citizens of our state is deeply appreciated.”
CWU’s BOT chairman Sid Morrison said, “We need dynamic leadership in these most challenging times for higher education, and Kate Reardon has proven herself. We welcome her back. The governor did the right thing.”
Reardon graduated from Central in 1993 with a degree in communication and minor in political science. Since graduating, she has also served as a member of the CWU Foundation Board of Directors.
In her work for the City of Everett, Reardon oversees public and media relations, manages the city’s website and government-access television station, and coordinates special events. She was named the Greater Everett Business and Professional Women “Woman of the Year” in 2004.
Prior to her work for the city, Reardon was an award-winning print journalist, writing about topics such as community life, health and business, and city and tribal government.
An enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, an American Indian tribe with a reservation in Oklahoma, Reardon lives in Everett with her husband, Aaron Reardon, the Snohomish County executive, and their two children.