Annie Kurtz

 
City Council
Title: Council Member (Position 5)
Phone: 509-964-1162
Annie Kurtz


Term: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023

I was born and raised in Montana, and spent time living in Oregon and Colorado before moving to Liberty Lake in 2011. My husband, Dusty, and I have two young daughters, Brooklyn and Callie who keep us busy with adventure.

Education

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Justice Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Health and Human Development from Montana State University.

Professional Experience

Previously, I worked at the State of Washington for Children’s Administration. In 2018, I left my position to spend more time at home with our girls. This opportunity has allowed me to spend time volunteering in my daughters elementary school classrooms, assist with events, contribute more to neighborhood committees, and volunteer with the Eat Sleep Console program at a local NICU.

As a Regional Program Manager for Children’s Administration, I represented 13-20 counties in Eastern Washington. In this role, I found a passion for public policy, evidence based programs, data analysis, budget and contract administration, and advocating for equitable solutions and resources for small and larger urban counties. I had the opportunity to represent the varied needs of these unique counties on a regional and statewide level. My success came from developing partnerships with the people that I represented, taking time to understand the intricacies of the community,  the short and long term direct and indirect impacts of decisions, and remaining steadfast in my advocacy.

I have been a public servant for 21 years in city, county and state government. I enjoy the nitty gritty detailed work of policy and program development. I really enjoy meeting people and am committed to finding new ways to engage residents in the decisions that affect our small community. I am committed to spending time with people, listening, understanding, offering critical evaluation of current policies, procedures, and budgets, understanding the impact of the Council’s decisions, and making balanced recommendations and decisions that strengthen our community.

As always, I would be happy to meet with community members and those who contribute to our community through service and business.


 

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