Federal Relations Network

WSSDA’s Federal Relations Network (FRN) is a joint undertaking with the National School Boards’ Association (NSBA). It provides a communication network among NSBA, WSSDA government relations staff, and FRN members in each congressional district.

The WSSDA FRN actively supports the NSBA’s efforts to influence federal legislation by making regular contact with the Washington congressional delegation. This is done by sharing information, resources, and perspective regarding the impact of federal legislation on school districts. The WSSDA FRN also alerts NSBA and Washington’s members of Congress to state issues affecting education, particularly those related to the actions of the federal government.

As year-round advocates, FRN members:

  • Receive vital information concerning federal legislation and action
  • Develop WSSDA’s annual agenda of “Hot Topics” for advocacy in Washington DC
  • Establish and maintain relationships with members of Congress
  • Respond to NSBA calls to action

Coordinating Member Roster

Congressional DistrictMember 1Member 2
1Danny Edwards,
Riverview SD
Mark Stuart,
Lake Washington
2Chris Nation,
Marysville SD
VACANT
3Rob Perkins,
Evergreen SD
VACANT
4Martha Rice,
Yakima SD
Sandra Linde,
Sunnyside SD
5Debbie Long,
Central Valley SD
Keith Clark,
Central Valley SD
6Cindy Kelly,
Port Angeles SD
Jim Stoffer,
Sequim SD
7Zabette Maycomber,
Vashon SD
Carin Chase,
Edmonds SD
8Brenda Rogers,
Bethel SD
WSSDA PRESIDENT
VACANT
9Marnie Maraldo,
Issaquah SD
Geoffrey McAnalloy,
Federal Way PS
10Rebecca Stillings,
Rainier SD
VACANT