Edmonds Center for the Arts continues to grow, adding additional support on its two boards of directors, with Marla Miller joining the Edmonds Public Facilities District board, and David Jaffe and Tom Tomberg joining the Edmonds Center for the Arts board.
ECA Executive Director Joe McIalwain welcomed the additions: “The support of our community is crucial to the success of Edmonds Public Facilities District and Edmonds Center for the Arts, and the experience and passion of these new board members will be tremendous assets to the diverse board representation we already enjoy”.
As the newest member of the Edmonds Public Facilities District Board, Edmonds resident Marla Miller has spent 32 years in public education and the last 20 as executive director of business and operations with the Edmonds School District. Miller’s many community connections include past president of the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers, Dale Turner YMCA Strategic Planning Committee and Citizens for Schools.
Although retired from his position as director and CEO of Harborview Medical Center, David Jaffe was named interim chief administrative officer of Swedish/Edmonds in June 2011. Under Jaffee’s leadership at Harborview, one major capital project totaling $179 million was successfully completed, and another $440 million project was completed on the heels of his retirement.
Tom Tomberg is a familiar face in the Edmonds community, having served as Edmonds fire chief for 10 years and two years with Snohomish County Fire District 1, following over 40 years in fire service. Tomberg received his undergraduate degree from University of California, a fire science degree from Santa Barbara City College, and a Masters degree in public administration from the University of Idaho.
Edmonds Center for the Arts is a partnership between Edmonds Public Facilities District (EPFD), a public entity and legal owner of the facility, and Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.