A great community activist, Rose started volunteering in the PTA and the classroom in 1973. She volunteered in the Highline Schools for almost 20 years, rising to PTSA Vice President for the Tyee service area.
Working for the Highline School District for 22 years, Rose spent 18 years as the Library Tech at Tyee High School.
One of the original activists to challenge the need for the Port of Seattle’s third runway, Rose is proud of her work in environmental health and the effects of noise on human health.
At the same time, Rose became a founding member of the Burien Planning Commission. She is proud to have helped take the vision the people developed and give it substance in the first Burien Comprehensive Plan.
For years Rose has been one of the “worker bees” presenting the Burien community with its annual Independence Day Parade.
She was a King County Landmarks Commissioner.
Rose loves history. She became a founding member of the Des Moines Memorial Drive Restoration Committee, whose goal is to preserve this unique WWI Drive dedicated to the fallen from Washington State.
She recently helped develop the Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association. This nonprofit is working with the Lake to Sound Trail to add memorial elements to the trail abutting Memorial Drive.
Rose helped create the Highline Communities Coalition. This group is made up of the cities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and the Highline School District. The Highline Communities Coalition works on numerous issues that will strengthen quality of life, economic development and efficiencies by having the jurisdictions work together.
Most recently Rose left her stint as a Burien City Council Member. Rose served 12 years on the Council many of which she was the Deputy Mayor.
Now she is on BAT’s Board of Trustees!!! BAT could not be happier.