Jessica Wadhams was born and raised in Snohomish County and has been an active member of her community throughout her life, carrying on her grandmother’s torch who spent much of her life volunteering for the local Fire and Police Departments.
Jessica thrives while giving back to her community. Some of her most memorable experiences include:
- Running for Lake Stevens City Council to bring a voice to our most vulnerable community members
- Working as a Board Member for the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington and Co-Chairing their Training & Education Committee
- Co-Founding Lake Stevens BIPOC & Allies – working with community members to create a narrative for Lake Stevens to establish a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Commission, hosting a diversity Christmas toy drive, etc. Currently, they are organizing and hosting ongoing learning sessions to dive deeper into equity-related topics and history.
- Volunteering for Cocoon House – helping give a facelift to their facility (painting, planting vegetable gardens, organizing clothing donations, transporting meals, etc.)
- Coaching Volleyball for the Boys and Girls Club
- Volunteering in her child’s classroom and with the PTA
- Regularly donating blood for Bloodworks Northwest
- Volunteering with Change the Narrative of Granite Falls, including organizing and participating in events
- Organizing Diversity Events, such as candlelight vigils and peaceful demonstrations
- Partnering with Artists in Activism and Change the Narrative to co-produce a feature-length MLK Video for Juneteenth in 2021
- Volunteering for Down to Earth Community Gardens to build raised planter beds for community members with physical impairments