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Press Contact: Christina DePaolo, (206) 263-1588

Shari Winstead joins 4Culture’s board of directors

Winstead brings extensive public service leadership to the board


On May 29, the King County Council and Executive Dow Constantine appointed Shari Winstead to the 4Culture Board of Directors. 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency supporting arts, heritage, preservation and public art, is proud to welcome Shari Winstead to this leadership post. A 15-member Board of Directors is the governing body of 4Culture, with individuals representing the cultural, geographic and ethnic diversity of King County.

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Shari Winstead served as both Mayor and City Councilmember of Shoreline from 2010 to 2017.  Prior to being elected, Shari served on Shoreline’s Parks, Recreational & Cultural Services Board, including the Public Arts advisory committee. She is a long-time supporter of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. She continues to be an active volunteer and is passionate about integrating all forms of art into the community.

Shari currently works as a project manager at Davis Wright Tremaine, focusing on the firm’s Wellness Program and Employee Charitable Giving campaigns, and is a past board member for Shoreline Breakfast Rotary as well as a number of other community organizations.


“Shari Winstead is the perfect leader to represent District 1 on the 4Culture Board of Directors. I worked closely with Shari during her career as a Councilmember and Mayor of Shoreline and always found Shari to be an effective advocate for the needs of North King County. I am confident she will bring her unique skillset to the Board to represent District 1 and all residents of King County.”
– Rod Dembowsk, King County Councilmember

“I am excited to continue my representation of the people in King County’s District 1 (Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and North Seattle) to support all expressions of arts and culture in our communities and to make sure that they are accessible to everyone.”
– Shari Winstead, former Mayor of Shoreline, Washington