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Leadership Experience


Mayor - City of Olympia

Council Committee Assignments:  General Government
Inter-jurisdictional Committees:
  • General Government Committee
  • Capitol Lake Future Process
  • ESMC (Medic 1)
  • JBLM Rep
  • LOTT Board of Directors - Alternate
  • Mayors Forum


Thurston County Chamber - Board of Trustees 

Sidewalk - Board of Trustees

Parking Business Improvement Area - Board of Directors

Olympia Artspace Alliance - Board of Directors

Thurston County Democrats - Executive Committee

Olympia Downtown Association - Board of Directors

Thurston County Boys and Girls Club – Board of Directors

Olympia Symphony Orchestra - Board of Directors, 1st Vice President

Additional Community Involvement

Honorary Campaign Chair - Olympia Citizens for Schools
Related Work Experience

Vivala – Sole Proprietor (2006 – 2018)
City of Olympia Probation Services – Co-Director Safe and Sober Driving Program (2003 – 2006)
Thurston County Safe Kids Coalition – Co-Director of Programming (2003 – 2006)
Thurston County Victim Impact Program – Facilitator and Speaker (2003 – 2008)
City of Olympia Parks and Recreation Department – Youth programs instructor (1994 – 1996)

Memberships and Affiliations

National Women’s Political Caucus
Downtown Rotary Club
Emily’s List


Married to Jeff Engle

Mom to Marta and Gretchen Helpenstell

Human to our labradoodles Nellie and Boo

Committee to Elect Cheryl Selby
120 State Ave NE #211
Olympia, WA 98501
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