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Annalee McConnell

First Name
Annalee
Last Name
McConnell
Community
Port Townsend
Organization
retired
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Education and Training
International Travel, Touring
Law and Public Service
Social Services and Non Profit
I am interested in working with schools in my area
No
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Advisership (longer term commitment)
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Tutoring
Document Review (business or research plans)
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I really enjoy mentoring kids! Over the years, I've been a reading mentor with elementary school students and a law school teaching assistant specializing in helping minority students improve their writing and test-taking skills. I've helped many co-workers and volunteers develop their leadership and project organization/management skills.
You have indicated an expertise in Education and Training
I've done a lot of coaching to help people improve their skills in planning, grant writing, project development and organization. I also do a lot of editing for public information and other materials.
You have indicated an expertise in International Travel, Touring
I've traveled extensively in Europe and South America and in some areas of SE Asia.
You have indicated an expertise in Law and Public Service
I was a licensed attorney in Alaska but I used my legal training in public policy areas rather than "traditional" law. I worked for three non-profits and was the director of the Office of Management and Budget for the mayor of Anchorage, Alaska (3 years) and the Democratic governor of Alaska (8 years).
You have indicated an expertise in Social Services and Non Profit
I've done a lot of paid and volunteer organizing for non-profits as well as issue/political campaigns. I'm on the steering groups of Indivisible Port Townsend (currently working on the mid-term elections) and Community Build (building temporary shelters for the homeless and other ways to meet Jefferson County's housing needs).

I was the founding director of an Alaska non-profit for families of children with disabilities. In the early 80's, I worked in remote Alaska Native villages as a program director with the Alaska Native Foundation.
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