In honor of the 42nd anniversary of the monumental Roe vs. Wade case we present to you the YDWA (Young Democrats of Washington State) Women’s Caucus Five Washington Women to Watch in 2015. We’re excited to see what the year has in store for these amazing and inspirational women!
Amber Waldref is a current Spokane City Council member, serving her second term. Her election in 2010 rendered her the youngest city councilor serving Spokane, and she has long stood out as an environmental activist. Prior to serving as a city council member, Waldref spent 5 years working for The Lands Council, was a member of the Logan Neighborhood Council, and graduated from Leadership Spokane in 2008. Waldref partnered with Eastern Washington University and the United Way to develop the Spokane Community Indicators Initiative, which was designed to identify needs and priorities for economic, social, and environmental progress. Her time on the city council is spent increasing community safety, working towards better economic development for Spokane, and improving the public transportation in Spokane to make the city more sustainable. Waldref is a strong woman who stands up for what she believes in, and that is why she is one of the Five Washington Women to Watch. We believe that Waldref will be someone who makes a substantial difference in the city of Spokane and hope to see her continue her environmental work from the city council. Her sustainable attitude is just what Spokane, and Washington, needs.
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- BY AUDREY MILLER, KATIE CROMBIE & MELISSA BOLES