Submitted by Grays Harbor College
Joining Grays Harbor College’s Board of Trustees is Astrid Aveledo, who serves as executive director for the Dispute Resolution Center of Grays Harbor & Pacific Counties. The appointment was announced recently by Gov. Jay Inslee. Her term as a trustee begins as Fawn Sharp’s term ends.
Aveledo has been at the Dispute Resolution Center since 2014, first as a volunteer and then as an employee. In that time, she has lead multicultural outreach and program development, with a keen interest in programs serving minorities, youth and their families. For her leadership in serving tribal and Spanish speaking community members, she received the Washington Mediation Association’s 2018 Champion Award. She also currently serves as the vice president for Resolution Washington, the Association for Dispute Resolution Centers in Washington State.
Aveledo attended Taholah High School and remarks on visiting GHC for a career exploration event.
“This marked a turning point in how I viewed my potential as a youth. Helping support an institution that is able to empower young people in such a way is definitely an institution that I want to be involved with and support.”
Growing up in Taholah and Venezuela, the new trustee completed her bachelor degree in political and administrative sciences from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and her master degree in public administration from the University of Washington. Prior to working at the Dispute Resolution Center, she worked as an organizational consultant and Guardian Ad Litem.
Currently a resident of Ocean Shores, she joins Dr. Paula Akerlund, Art Blauvelt, Dr. Harry Carthum and Denise Portmann on the GHC Board of Trustees.