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RHONA BARON WAS ELECTED TO SERVE ON LEAVENWORTH'S CITY COUNCIL BEGINNING JANUARY 2024 FOR A TWO YEAR TERM.
Rhona has lived in one of the "historic" neighborhoods in Leavenworth for 39 years and has engaged in community building in the profit and non-profit capacity in the Upper Valley since 1990's.
Creating a better world with and for community has inspired Rhona into multiple undertakings, including serving as Executive Director of Cascade Farmlands (promoting food and drink tourism) where she worked as the Producer of the Leavenworth Wine walks. She was president and choreographer for Distinguished Young Women at Cascade High and was a debut presenter at Leavenworth's Birdfest. For over a decade she directed the choir at Faith Lutheran with equal time spent on the air, spinning jazz for KOHO as well as hosting news/talk and political programs on KPQ radio. She participated in SalmonFest for almost two decades. Currently, Rhona serves as Creative Director/Producer of the acclaimed women's history performance group, Dangerous Women."
"I can understand perspectives, feeling the draw of commerce from my work as the Executive Director of the ag-tourism association Cascade Farmlands, as well as the critical need to respect our unique natural assets including the small town feel treasured by our citizens."
Rhona is a political moderate, who remains dedicated to bringing diverse people together, building healthy teams and facilitating communication.