Alison Meryweather

 

Community Service

  • Director, Issaquah School Board
  • Trustee Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF) – All in for Kids Campaign & Major Gifts
  • Board Member Volunteers for Issaquah Schools (VIS) – Co-Chaired Steering Committee for the Issaquah School District Bond & Levy Campaigns
  • Former Board Member of Encompass, a children and family services organization – Finance Committee

Experience

  • District’s Financial Advisory Core Team
  • Olympia Coalition
  • PTSA Council – President & Advocacy Representative
  • Issaquah High PTSA Board – ISF Representative
  • Issaquah Middle School Site Council
  • Issaquah Middle PTSA Board – Advocacy Representative & ISF Representative
  • Clark Elementary PTA Board – President & Treasurer
  • League of Education Voters – Key Advocate

Awards

  • PTA Outstanding Service Award
  • 2 PTA Outstanding Advocate Awards
  • 3 PTA Golden Acorn Awards

Biography

Originally from Maine, Alison moved to Washington after graduation from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French.  Prior to starting her family Alison worked for the finance division of a major automotive manufacturer.  She and her family have lived in the Issaquah community for over 25 years and both of her daughters currently attend Issaquah High School.

Alison has been a tireless, passionate advocate for public education working in many capacities over many years to bring resources to our schools so that our students can benefit from the best possible education.  She strongly believes that our success as a school district is dependent upon an engaged community and has been actively involved since her kids were in preschool.  Alison has sought to build relationships and to work collectively to problem solve, whether in her effort to provide art enrichment or lobbying in Olympia.  She has demonstrated her long standing commitment to our students and looks forward to continuing those efforts on the school board.