Diane Klontz

Council Member Diane Klontz

Diane joined the Department of Commerce in 2001 and currently serves as assistant director for the Community Services and Housing Division. She began state service in 1994. Diane provides leadership for Commerce’s programs and strategic initiatives to address the needs of vulnerable and low-income populations in communities throughout the state. Her background includes a strong and successful history in program administration, policy development, results-oriented work, and working collaboratively with staff, community partners, individuals and families across the state to strengthen communities. Diane received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Washington State University. She Co-Leads the Governor's Poverty Reduction Workgroup to Dismantle Poverty, serves as a commissioner on the Washington State Housing Finance Commission,  serves as the governor’s appointee on Serve Washington, serves on the Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities and serves as a member and past vice chair and chair of the Adult Education Advisory Council. Diane also previously served on the board of directors for the Washington Community Reinvestment Association and she received the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management.

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