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CORINNE M.

TOBECK
9513 Delphi Road SW • Olympia, WA 98512 • (360) 352-1835 Home • (360) 790-2829 Cell Phone

OBJECTIVE

Obtain appointment as Thurston County Commissioner, District 3.

EXPERIENCE

LEWIS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Board Liaison – 2007 to Present
Represents the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at many levels, addressing the
public, working with committees, meeting with local, state and federal representatives and
elected officials. Established and maintains relationships and communications between all
levels of government, the Tribe and the community. Orchestrates, coordinates, and advises
the BOCC on selected tasks and projects. Oversees the development of policies and
procedures submitted to BOCC for approval. Provides support and advice to the BOCC and
works with other elected officials and executive staff as a member of the executive
management team. Worked to reactivate the Law & Justice Committee, formalized the
Public Defender Program, helped establish the Transportation Strategy Council, and the
Flood Authority. Track ongoing projects and legislation, respond to citizen concerns and
complaints, and serve as the Board’s Public Information Officer.

WEST OLYMPIA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (WOBA)


Executive Director – 2005 to 2007
Managed day-to-day operations of the Association. Answered to an 11-member Board of
Directors. Promoted membership, budget development, and financial record keeping.
Coordinated meetings, represented the Association in the community, and served as a
liaison to local and state government. Successfully opened the communication link between
business and government.

TUMWATER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


Executive Director – 2003 to 2007
Managed day-to-day operations of the Chamber, planned and organized programs and
networking opportunities for members and the business community. Maintained awareness
of governmental programs, tax initiatives and activities affecting business. Developed a
positive link between government and business, conducted legislative forums and a variety
of other programs to keep members informed. Promoted membership; worked with the
media, and the board of directors. Hired, trained and supervised employees and volunteers.
Prepared budgets, answered to a 17-member Board of Directors, served as a liaison to
Chamber committees, local government and businesses. Wrote several white papers,
newsletter articles, and letters to the editor and others.

GOVERNMENT BUILDING OWNERS & LESSORS ASSOCIATION (GBOLA)


Executive Director – 1998 to 2007
Managed day-to-day operations of the Association. Answered to a 12-member Board of
Directors. Promoted membership, budget development, and financial record keeping,
coordinated meetings, represented the Association throughout the State of Washington, and
served as a liaison to local and state government. Worked with lobbyist on legislative issues
and worked with a diverse board of directors including Regular Members (i.e., property and
building owners, managers and developers), and Associate Members (i.e., contractors,
locksmiths, architects, property managers, landscapers, janitors, et. al.). Developed and
maintained a website to help keep members informed across-the-state of issues and training
affecting their industry.
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EXPERIENCE CONTINUED

TOBECK EVENT PLANNING


Owner/Consultant – 1990 to Present
Planned, organized and coordinated all aspects of special events (i.e., air shows,
conferences, seminars, meetings, community forums, neighborhood focus groups, service
programs, reunions, dinners, tours, and parties). Contracted with government and private
sector to do recording services and prepared transcripts of meetings. Wrote and edited
newsletter articles for private industry. Conducted seminars on writing business and query
letters, time and stress management, strategic planning, and other topics as requested.

TUMWATER SCHOOL DISTRICT


Board Member – 1988 to 2005
Responsible for meeting the educational needs of students, communicating practices and
needs to the general public, legislature and media. Also responsible for evaluating, making
recommendations, and determining appropriate action on all aspects of school district
operations, (i.e., strategic planning, curriculum, transportation, food service, facilities
development, construction, the annual budget, levy and bonding elections, hiring and
evaluating the superintendent, appointing personnel, determining salary schedules, adopting
regulations, and handling legal actions). Testified before the State Board of Education
regarding K-12 education and the New Market Vocational Skills Center. Participated on a
variety of state and local educational panels, and served terms as both President and Vice-
President. Also served on numerous committees. (This was an elected position.)

SOUTH PUGET SOUND AIR SHOW


Executive Director – 1994 to 1999
Established the non-profit corporation. Wrote articles of incorporation, bylaws, and
established board of directors. Responsible for overall planning and organization of regional
air show; public relations; recruitment and supervision of 200+ volunteers; budget
development and fund raising. Selected professional acts; developed marketing strategies;
worked with media, FAA, Department of Defense, Port of Olympia, local government, and
police and fire personnel to ensure smooth operation and successful air show. (This was a
volunteer position.)

SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE


LEISURE EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – 1998

THURSTON REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL (TRPC)


Recording Secretary – 1997 to 1999
Record and prepare official minutes for the TRPC. Coordinate meeting schedules/agendas,
work with a diverse group of individuals (politicians, professional and non-professionals)
perform secretarial and other duties, as requested.

WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (WSSDA)


Board and Association Member – 1998 to 2005
Member of Board of Directors 2000-2003 represented Region 5 (Thurston, Mason, Lewis,
Pacific, and Grays Harbor Counties). Maintained open communication with members
regarding educational issues. Planned, coordinated and conducted semi-annual regional
meetings throughout Region 5. Served as a member and vice-chair of WSSDA Finance
Committee.

THURSTON COUNTY SCHOOL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION


Past President, Secretary, and Association Member – 1988 to 2005
Conducted meetings, set agendas, scheduled guest speakers, prepared and distributed
minutes, represented the Association at a variety of functions.
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EXPERIENCE CONTINUED

CITY OF OLYMPIA
Personnel Assistant, Legal and Administrative Secretary – 1972 to 1987
Developed and implemented policies/procedures; interviewed, hired and counseled
personnel. Administered exams, conducted salary and benefit surveys, training seminars;
planned and scheduled guest speakers for special meetings. Established programs, served
on boards/committees, and coordinated social activities. Provided secretarial and research
services for the city attorney, worked in the finance department and staffed the Law
Enforcement Officer & Fire Fighter (LEOFF) Disability Board. Planned and coordinated two
Washington State LEOFF Pension Conferences, one in Kennewick and the other in Port
Angeles. Worked with all LEOFF employees, coordinated benefits, paid medical bills,
resolved billing disputes between medical facilities, medicare, clients, and the City’s
insurance agent.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND SPECIAL TRAITS

• Successful, innovative, creative and hard working home-based business owner


• Ability to oversee all agency operations, assure that government, contractual and
regulatory obligations are met, and interact with public and funding sources
• Extensive experience coordinating and organizing a variety of special events, managing
all hotel-related logistics and working with the business community
• Broad-range of knowledge pertaining to community needs and structures (i.e., youth-at-
risk; education; profit and non-profit organizations; local, county and state government;
transportation, planning and land use development; water quality; etc.)
• Extremely well organized – able to organize any program or event
• Strong leadership skills and demonstrated team player
• Skilled in team building, motivating others and creating a progressive work environment
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Proven skills in recruiting, working with, and leading volunteers of all ages/backgrounds
• Skilled in conducting training programs
• Proven skills in conflict resolution, recognizing and creatively solving problems
• Demonstrated interest in and commitment to serving low-income and disadvantaged
families
• Demonstrated interest in and commitment to serving and working with senior citizens
• Experience working with Alzheimer and geriatric patients
• Knowledge of programs and services available to senior citizens
• Community activist and volunteer
• Goal setter and goal achiever
• Genuinely fun loving and hard working
• Believe in and practice life-long learning!
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EDUCATION

US CHAMBER INSTITUTE
Completed two of four year Continuing Education Program – 2006 & 2007
A four-year course of study designed by experts in association, chamber, and nonprofit
management. Graduates of Institute receive the IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96
hours of course instruction.

LEADERSHIP WSSDA
Washington State School Directors Association – Graduated 1999, Trustee Award
An advanced leadership training program focused on leadership in education and embodied
the philosophy of trustee leadership. Challenged board members to become influential
leaders to ensure effective public school governance resulting in quality public education.

THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE


Bachelor’s Degree – 1989
Participated in the Management in the Public Interest (MPI) program with strong emphasis
on business, management and international trade.

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME TRADE PERSPECTIVES


Port of Seattle – 1989
Intensive six-week certificated program covering international trade and transportation.

SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Associate of Arts Degree with Emphasis on Business – 1987

REFERENCES

RON AVERILL, LEWIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER


CHEHALIS, WA
(360) 740-1283 OFFICE

KATHLEEN EUSSEN, LEWIS COUNTY HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR


CHEHALIS, WA
(360) 740-2774 OFFICE

JIM MORRIS, MPH HOLDINGS (WOBA/GBOLA)


OLYMPIA, WA
(360) 570-8515 OFFICE / (360) 239-1740 CELL

JOHN DREBICK, DREBICK INVESTMENTS (GBOLA/WOBA)


OLYMPIA, WA
(360) 943-4340 OFFICE

DAVE BILLS, WSECU (TUMWATER CHAMBER)


OLYMPIA, WA
(360) 943-7911 X10111 OFFICE / (253) 318-3461 CELL