New officers were recently elected to lead the Together Center Board of Directors. Redmond City Council Member and Redmond resident Hank Myers was elected Board Chair. Mahbubul Islam of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was elected vice chair. He lives in Sammamish, where he serves on the Planning Commission. Bellevue resident Nicola King of Premera Blue Cross was elected secretary. Bothell resident Kevin Vitulli of The Bank of Washington was elected treasurer.
Barb de Michele of Issaquah moves into the immediate past chair role after two years at the helm.
Myers has been on the Together Center Board of Directors for four years. On taking the role of chair, he said, “I am proud to be a leader at Together Center. We help by enabling people to get help from an amazing array of programs. We provide advocates and services at our front door so people struggling with language barriers, homelessness or other hurdles can get find available services. Importantly, we keep costs low and provide cost efficiencies for 18 agencies on campus thanks to partnership with the community. As a Redmond City Council Member, I know how important Together Center is to our Eastside communities.”
One of the first nonprofit multi-tenant centers in the nation, Together Center (formerly, Family Resource Center) was designed first and foremost to lower barriers to finding help. Where East King County residents once needed to travel from Bothell to Renton or beyond to find help at individual locations, people from throughout the Eastside now find comprehensive assistance at one location in downtown Redmond.