WDRC's Moonwater appointed to state Charities Advisory Council

Moonwater, executive director of the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, has been appointed to the Washington Secretary of State’s Charities Advisory Council.

The council was formed by Secretary of State Sam Reed to help identify training and educational needs of charitable organizations, model policies related to governance and administration of charitable organizations in accordance with fiduciary principles, and emerging issues and trends affecting charitable organizations.

This appointment ensures Whatcom County nonprofits will continue to have a direct link to Olympia.

Moonwater was also recently elected as co-president of Resolution Washington, the statewide association of dispute resolution centers. There are currently 20 dispute resolution centers operating in the cities and counties of Washington, with a coverage area of approximately 93 percent of all Washington residents.

With the recent passing of the Foreclosure Fairness Act, Resolution Washington has helped the Department of Commerce to launch its Foreclosure Mediation Program, bringing homeowners and lenders to the same table to modify or gracefully exit from home loans.

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