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MEET JENNE 

Bold Leadership for Bothell

Jenne Alderks is a small business owner serving North Sound families as a professional doula, a member of the Bothell Planning Commission, and a children’s book author. Jenne and spouse, Peter, are raising three children on the autism spectrum in Bothell, the community they have called home for the past 10 years.  Jenne holds a certificate in Public Policy and Leadership from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. 

Frustrated by the lack of coordinated support for parents who have children with special needs, Jenne turned to public advocacy to build communities  and drive solutions. This effort contributed to the creation of Northshore Family Partnership, an alternative learning program for students in the Northshore School District, and within which Jenne later became the Vice President for the program’s PTO.  Inspired by the power of community engagement, Jenne  works with the Kenmore Bothell Interfaith Group (KBIG) and Lake City Partners to provide meals and shelter to neighbors experiencing homelessness during the winter months. As a strong supporter of equal rights, Jenne served as a co-chair for Anti-Racist Communities: Bothell, advocating with BIPOC communities  to address discrimination in education, policing, and economic opportunity before running for City Council.

 

After growing up in Stockton, California, Jenne graduated with degrees in human development and family studies, with emphasis on family-friendly policy (Associates 2003, Bachelors of Science 2005, Masters of Education 2008). Jenne’s family enjoys hiking, biking, board games, traveling, homeschooling, and volunteering in the community.

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