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Staff Directory

Below is our current staff directory, including email addresses for our staff attorneys, policy consultants, and other staff members.

If you are a Washington State city or county official, staff member, or one of MRSC's contract partners and you have an inquiry for the MRSC consultant staff, please use our Ask MRSC form and your request will be routed to the appropriate staff member. If you send your inquiry directly to a staff member who is out of the office, your response will be delayed until that individual returns.


Executive Director

Tracy Burrows

Executive Director
tburrows@mrsc.org

Tracy Burrows

Executive Director
tburrows@mrsc.org

Tracy Burrows joined MRSC as the Executive Director in September 2011. She has over 20 years of local government and non-profit experience, specializing in growth management, transportation, and general city management issues. Most recently, she was the legislative liaison for the Seattle Department of Transportation where she led the Department's efforts to develop a transportation funding ballot measure and advocated on behalf of the city on state and federal transportation policy transportation issues. She has also served as the City of Kirkland's intergovernmental relations manager, where she was instrumental in successful efforts to regionalize fire and police dispatch services and to secure state annexation funding. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and a master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Florida.
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Legal Consultants

Flannary Collins

Managing Attorney
fcollins@mrsc.org

Flannary Collins is the managing attorney for MRSC. She first joined the organization as a legal consultant in August 2013 after working for ten years as the assistant city attorney for the city of Shoreline. At MRSC, Flannary enjoys providing legal guidance to municipalities through inquiry assistance and in-person trainings on municipal issues, with a heavy emphasis on the Public Records Act. At Shoreline, Flannary advised all city departments on a wide range of issues including public records, land use, code enforcement, public works bidding, and construction claims. Flannary was born and raised in Seattle, graduated with a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles (where she played NCAA Division I soccer for four years), and received her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.
 
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Oskar Rey

Legal Consultant
orey@mrsc.org

Oskar Rey

Legal Consultant
orey@mrsc.org

Oskar Rey has practiced municipal law since 1995 and served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Kirkland from 2005 to 2016, where he worked on a wide range of municipal topics, including land use, public records, and public works. Oskar is a life-long resident of Washington and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 1992.
 
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Paul Sullivan

Legal Consultant
psullivan@mrsc.org

Paul Sullivan worked at MRSC between 1983 and 1992 and in May 1999 rejoined the Center as a legal consultant. He has a law and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. Paul most recently served as Ellensburg City Attorney and was an assistant city attorney for Vancouver; he twice was employed as a staff member with the Seattle City Council.
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Moses Garcia

Legal Consultant
mgarcia@mrsc.org

Moses Garcia

Legal Consultant
mgarcia@mrsc.org

Moses Garcia joins MRSC as a legal consultant on impaired driving issues in criminal and DOL proceedings.  He is the State Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor providing training and other assistance to prosecutors, law enforcement, hearing examiners, and judges. He worked for ten years as an assistant city attorney for Seattle, six years with the Washington State Patrol, and an additional five years with private firms.  Moses is a University of Washington graduate from both their School of Architecture and School of Law.

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Jill Dvorkin

Legal Consultant
jdvorkin@mrsc.org

Jill Dvorkin

Legal Consultant
jdvorkin@mrsc.org

Jill Dvorkin joined MRSC as a legal consultant in June 2016 after working for nine years as a civil deputy prosecuting attorney for Skagit County. At Skagit County, Jill advised the planning department on a wide variety of issues including permit processing and appeals, Growth Management Act (GMA) compliance, code enforcement, SEPA, public records, legislative process, and public records. Jill was born and raised in Fargo, ND, then moved to Bellingham to attend college and experience a new part of the country (and mountains!). She earned a B.A. in Environmental Policy and Planning from Western Washington University and graduated with a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2003.
 
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Linda Gallagher

Legal Consultant
lgallagher@mrsc.org

Linda Gallagher joined MRSC in 2017. She previously served as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for King County and as an Assistant Attorney General. Linda’s municipal law experience includes risk management, torts, civil rights, transit, employment, workers compensation, eminent domain, vehicle licensing, law enforcement, corrections, and public health. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.
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Policy Consultants

Steve Butler

Policy Manager - Planning Consultant
sbutler@mrsc.org

Steve Butler

Policy Manager - Planning Consultant
sbutler@mrsc.org

Steve Butler joined MRSC in February 2015 as a Planning Consultant as well as the manager of the policy team. He has been involved in most aspects of community planning for over 30 years, both in the public and private sectors.  Steve has served as president of statewide planning associations in both Washington and Maine, and was elected to the American Institute of Certified Planner’s College of Fellows in 2008. He received a B.A. from St. Lawrence University (Canton, New York) and a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
 
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Judy Isaac

Public Works Consultant
jisaac@mrsc.org

Judy Isaac

Public Works Consultant
jisaac@mrsc.org

Judy Isaac joined MRSC as Public Works Consultant in June 2017. Her experience in public works and public procurement includes purchasing positions with Redmond and Shoreline, and most recently as Purchasing Manager for KCDA Purchasing Cooperative. Working in areas of procurement and project management has provided Judy significant experience in both the public and  private sectors. She has studied Business/Accounting at Edgewood College in Wisconsin and attended the Purchasing program at Shoreline Community College for continued education. Participation in various professional organizations supplement her experience and she currently holds a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification through the Institute of Supply Management. Outside of the office, Judy has two sons and one daughter, enjoys getting outdoors on the weekends, and likes to travel whenever possible.
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Toni Nelson

Finance Consultant
tnelson@mrsc.org

Toni Nelson

Finance Consultant
tnelson@mrsc.org

Toni Nelson began working for MRSC in May 2014. Her background in governmental accounting is extensive with over twenty-four years in the public sector. She was with the Washington State Auditor’s Office for 11 years and 9 years as the Clerk/Treasurer for the Town of Twisp. She established a focus for "Cash Basis" accounting and reporting while with the State Auditor’s Office that carried into educational classes and on-site training. She authored the Small Cities Manual, monthly articles for the Finance Advisor column for MRSC and is a speaker for state organizations such as AWC, WFOA, WMCA, and WMTA on topics pertaining to budgeting, cash basis accounting and reporting and the application of Washington State B.A.R.S. requirements.
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Byron Katsuyama

Public Policy and Management Consultant
bkatsuyama@mrsc.org

Byron Katsuyama

Public Policy and Management Consultant
bkatsuyama@mrsc.org

Byron Katsuyama began work at the Center as a Research Assistant in July 1978. He holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Washington and an M.P.A. from the University of Washington's Evan’s School of Public Policy and Governance. After completing his M.P.A., Byron joined MRSC's consulting staff as a Public Policy and Management Consultant concentrating on municipal administration and policy analysis. Byron is responsible for research in such areas as emerging local government issues, best practices, strategic planning, performance measurement, and local government management. In addition to his consulting duties, Byron also maintains the "Focus" section of MRSC's website and is editor of our "In Focus" and "Ask MRSC" e-newsletters. He also coordinates our HR, Planning, Finance, Government Performance, and Council/Commission Advisors. In his own community of Kirkland, Byron also served for eight years as a member of the city's planning commission. Byron is a member of the Washington City/County Management Association (WCMA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
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Administration

Taira Anderson

Rosters Manager
tanderson@mrsc.org

Taira Anderson joined MRSC in 2014, and began managing the MRSC Rosters program in 2015. She has a background in creative writing and program management, and a passion for supporting local communities in Washington State.
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Sandra Vong

Controller
svong@mrsc.org

Sandra Vong began working at MRSC in March 1998. She graduated from Central Washington University with a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance. She has full charge accounting responsibilities for the center, as well as the two Professional Associations, WCMA and WSAMA. Sandra also handles the education training registration and maintains the membership database for the Washington Finance Officers Association.
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Larkin Hubrig

Accounting and Administrative Assistant
lhubrig@mrsc.org

Larkin Hubrig

Accounting and Administrative Assistant
lhubrig@mrsc.org

Larkin Hubrig joined MRSC in November 2016. She graduated from the University of Washington with a double degree in Drama and Communication. In addition to working with MRSC, Larkin currently volunteers as the Associate Fiscal Manager for The Seagull Project, a small Seattle based theater-company. She is a native Washingtonian.
 
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Aimy Enriquez

HR and Administrative Coordinator
aenriquez@mrsc.org

Aimy Enriquez

HR and Administrative Coordinator
aenriquez@mrsc.org

Aimy Enriquez joined MRSC in spring 2017. As the Human Resources and Administrative Coordinator, she supports a variety of executive administrative and human resources duties for MRSC. She also coordinates conference planning and membership services for WA State professional associations: WSAMA, WCMA, and WPTA. Her background in nonprofits includes serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and then Volunteer Engagement Coordinator with 501 Commons. Aimy has a B.A. in English from Western Washington University.
 
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Eric Chang

IT Manager
echang@mrsc.org

Eric Chang has been involved in technology ever since serving in the US Navy as a radar technician. Eric has been responsible for developing numerous software products and custom business applications. More recently, served as a senior data analyst in the Healthcare industry. Mr. Chang is Microsoft-certified, and has received an MBA from the University of Washington in 2001. Eric grew up n the Northwest and when not staring at a computer is going for a hike, finding a new putter or feeding his four parrots.
 
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Jon Rose

Finance and Administrative Manager
jrose@mrsc.org

Jon Rose

Finance and Administrative Manager
jrose@mrsc.org

Jon Rose joined MRSC in November 2017 and leads the Finance and Administration team. Jon worked for several years as a Financial Analyst and Project Manager, serving in both the Medical and Banking sectors. He graduated with a BBA degree in 2004 as well as an MBA in 2010 from Pacific Lutheran University.
 
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Sarah Bollard

Receptionist
sbollard@mrsc.org

Sarah Bollard joined MRSC in January of 2018. She received a Bachelors in History and Political Science from Western Washington University and a Masters of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington. She has a background in administrative work. Currently, she volunteers as the Volunteer Engagement Director for The World Is Fun, a local nonprofit working to get Seattleites involved in their community.
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Communications

Ingrid de la Jara

Communications Manager
idelajara@mrsc.org

Ingrid de la Jara

Communications Manager
idelajara@mrsc.org

Ingrid de la Jara joined MRSC in May 2010 and began managing the communications team in 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art from the University of California at Berkeley and worked at various academic libraries in California before moving to Seattle and joining MRSC’s staff. She is passionate about MRSC's mission of supporting and helping local governments better serve their citizens.
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Steve Hawley

Senior Communications Coordinator
shawley@mrsc.org

Steve Hawley

Senior Communications Coordinator
shawley@mrsc.org

Steve joined MRSC in July 2014 and is responsible for writing, editing, and conducting research for many of MRSC’s website resources, with a particular focus on local government finance, budgeting, ballot measures, and procurement. He has a broad communications and public policy background with over a decade of local government and nonprofit experience.
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Gabrielle Nicas

Information Specialist / Librarian
gnicas@mrsc.org

Gabrielle Nicas

Information Specialist / Librarian
gnicas@mrsc.org

Gaby Nicas joined MRSC as the Information Specialist / Librarian in August 2016. After many years of teaching English to students in the Health Sciences at a university in Barcelona, Spain she went back to graduate school for a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Washington. Prior to joining MRSC she worked as a Metadata Specialist at Dow Jones where she worked on taxonomy maintenance and development and other metadata and indexing support activities for Factiva.
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Leah LaCivita

Communications Coordinator
llacivita@mrsc.org

Leah LaCivita

Communications Coordinator
llacivita@mrsc.org

Leah LaCivita joined MRSC as a Communications Coordinator in the fall of 2016 and manages MRSC’s blog and webinar training program, in addition to developing website content. She has worked with various nonprofits, membership associations, and research organizations in a variety of positions, from raising funds to editing academic manuscripts. She has a Masters in Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University and a Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington. She was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Seattle in 1999. Leah values the wonderful cultural and civic opportunities the city offers, as well as the breathtaking Puget Sound landscape.
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Marissa Roesijadi

Graphic Designer
mroesijadi@mrsc.org

Marissa Roesijadi joined MRSC in May of 2017 as graphic designer. She received an AAS in Graphic Design from Seattle Central Creative Academy, and a BA in Visual Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Marissa has worked in the art and design communities of Miami, Brooklyn and Seattle. This experience includes working for and collaborating with art galleries, art museums, cultural museums, non-profit organizations, artist collectives as well as design experience working for Amazon.

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