Each year, the Snoqualmie Railroad Days committee selects a community member to serve as Grand Marshal to head the annual Grand Parade. Grand Marshals are selected in recognition of their dedicated service to the community of Snoqualmie. This year, committee members selected Snoqualmie City Clerk, Jodi Warren, for the distinguished title.

2018 Grand Marshal Jodi Warren

Jodi Warren has seen many changes in Snoqualmie since being hired in June of 1996 as Deputy Clerk-Treasurer by late Mayor Jeanne Hansen. She was appointed City Clerk by Mayor Fletcher on January 26, 1998 and continues to serve under Mayor Matt Larson. Jodi is the longest serving City Clerk in Snoqualmie history.

2018 Grand Marshal, Snoqualmie City Clerk, Jodi Warren

Jodi is committed to excellence as a City Clerk and serves the citizens with professionalism and confidence.

Jodi is a Certified Paralegal; earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC); is a Certified Public Records Official; and has served as the Snoqualmie delegate for the Washington Cities Insurance Authority for the past 22 years; and is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians.

With the support of the Mayor and City Administration, Jodi developed the City of Snoqualmie Annual Citizens Academy in 2007 and continues to coordinate the Academy each year. The Citizens Academy is an in-depth and up-close way to become informed and active in the city government process and to understand how city government works. Over the past ten years, more than 250 Snoqualmie residents have graduated from the Academy. Many graduates have been appointed as commission members and four have been elected to the City Council. Jodi takes special pride in this program.

Jodi serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for the City, and for more than ten years she has managed the City‘s Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner for city volunteers and their families. Upwards of 125 people attend the event that includes a dinner, entertainment and recognition by Mayor Larson. It is a highlight of the year that volunteers and staff look forward to attending. It is also one of the special projects Jodi most enjoys. Jodi was recognized as “Associate Marine of the Year” in 2008 for her organization of the annual Memorial Service honoring fallen Marines for the Mt. Rainier Detachment Marine Corps League, writing the monthly newsletter and assisting with fundraising. She became involved in honor of her Father.

When her work wearing many hats becomes challenging, Jodi looks at the “reason wall” in her office. The reason wall is full of photos of her family – husband Jerry of 28 years; her daughter Christy Billingsley and Bryant; her son Brad Boswell and wife Katie; her son Danny Boswell and wife Sundee; and six grandchildren ranging in age from 5 to 21 – Madison, Braedon, Ashley, Haylee, Avery, and Ella Jene. They are her pride and joy. –

At the end of her occasionally very long days, though, Warren says, “I feel blessed and honored every day to be able to serve the citizens of Snoqualmie.”