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Town of Skykomish

Council Position 2

Shelly Farnham

Shelly Farnham

PO Box 38

Skykomish, WA 98288

(206) 226-3586

Education: Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Washington; B.A. in Fine Arts & Psychology, Georgetown University
Occupation: Executive Director, Third Place Technologies (a community technology non-profit organization)

I have fallen in love with Skykomish since joining the community several years ago.   As of May 2017, I was appointed to a position on the Town Council, and seek your support to continue in that role, representing your interests and supporting the town’s wellbeing.


Professionally I am a technologist, the Executive Director of Third Place Technologies, a non-profit that develops community technologies. I am also an artist, a painter and creative technologist. More importantly, I have extensive experience in community organizing, including recently helping with Sky Art Week, organizing Electric Sky, and hosting the Luminous Garden at the Maloney Store.


I believe the greatest challenge for Skykomish is managing its growth in a way that retains the town’s authenticity, respects the concerns of its residents, and sustains its environmental integrity.  I seek to help the community articulate its vision for the future, and achieve its collective goals.


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