Updated: May 24, 2024

Member Engagement Council

The Council’s purpose is to educate members in a proactive manner about WSBA’s and Board of Governor’s actions and work, to seek input and involve members in decision-making process, build relationship between members and WSBA governance and ensure ongoing updates to members on WSBA processes and measurement. In carrying out these goals, the Council shall seek to create mutual understanding between the board and members, drive board priorities, form relationships with WSBA sections, specialty, minority and regional bars and share opportunities across regions of the state and members resident outside the geographical area of the state.

Council Charter

We Want to Hear from You!
The Council reserves the first agenda item of each meeting for member comment and feedback. Regular meetings held via Zoom 10-11:30 a.m. the final Friday of the month.

Work Group Members

Co-Chair Francis Adewale, WSBA Treasurer and Governor, District 5

Co-Chair Matthew Dresden, Governor, District 7 North

Sunitha Anjilvel, Governor, District 1

Joanna Carey Cleveland, At-Large Member

Joshua Hawkins, At-Large Member

Kristina Larry, Governor, District 8

Ailene Limric, At-Large Member

Nam Nguyen, Governor, District 4

Bryn Peterson, At-Large Member

Mary Rathbone, Governor, District 4

Allison Widney, Governor, District 3

WSBA Staff Liaisons

Kevin Plachy, Director of Advancement
kevinp@wsba.org, 206-727-8203

Michael Kroner, Outreach Specialist
michaelk@wsba.org, 206-727-8289

Next Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, that a Member Engagement Council meeting will be held on:

Friday, May 15, 2024

10–11:30 a.m.

Join the Zoom Meeting.


The public can join this meeting by conference call.

Call in at:  253-215-8782, or toll-free 888-788-0099

Meeting ID: 847 1209 0061 || Passcode: 112472

You are not required to state your name to join this meeting. If the conference call provider message asks that you state your name, you may press #, without stating your name, and you will be connected to the meeting.

Council members will receive information to join via Zoom.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please email or call Shelly Bynum at shellyb@wsba.org or 206-239-2125.