Category: EDA Staff

Hardly a Set-Back

Written by:

Breanne Durham, Washington Main Street State Coordinator

I have been a regular attendee at the National Main Street Conference since 2011. Each year, I sit in a beautiful auditorium and hear the short, prestigious list of semi-finalists announced during the Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA). In 2019, for my first time, I’ll have the distinct privilege of hearing a Washington community announced.

Meet the Intern: Katie

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Katie, EDA Intern

My name is Katie, and I am a Senior at Central Washington University currently pursuing my degree in Public Relations. Originally from Kent, WA, I transferred from Green River Community College as a junior to complete my degree. At first, I was unsure of my decision to live in such a small town, but the people and charm turned my views around, and I am pleased to say I have fallen in love with the town of Ellensburg.

Meet the Intern: Jena Blanchard

Written by: Jena Blanchard, EDA Summer Intern

Hi! My name is Jena. I am the intern for the EDA this summer. I was born and raised in Snohomish, Washington. I graduated from high school in 2009 from Cedar Park Christian School in Bothell, Washington. Since high school I have been on pursuit of what I would like to do for a career. I grew up with a single mother as an only child, and we would constantly take trips together.

RevitalizeWA Rewind

Written by:

Molly Jones, Assistant Director of the EDA 

Downtown Ellensburg was this year’s host location for the RevitalizeWA conference (more on the conference HERE). If you noticed about 280 people with green lanyards walking around downtown earlier this week, that was RevitalizeWA.