Leslie Wolff manages policy and communications for community services and housing programs at the Washington State Department of Commerce. This includes supporting more than 50 programs targeted at assisting our most vulnerable neighbors. Most recently, Wolff has worked on multiple legislative efforts that will benefit homeless youth, disabled children and their families, and on the state’s Lead-Based Paint Abatement Program. Wolff also works on policy and communications for the WorkFirst program, the Housing Trust Fund and the Office of Crime Victim Advocacy.
Wolff began her career with the Department of Commerce in 2009 as a legislative intern and has worked in weatherization, information services and now community services and housing. Leslie has a Master of Public Administration degree from The Evergreen State College, which culminated in a thesis on constituent communications with the Washington State Legislature. Prior to working at Commerce, Leslie worked as a classroom assistant for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
Leslie Wolff is a member of the Greater Seattle Sector Skills Academy Class of 2016, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.