This Sat­ur­day, the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute team will be gath­er­ing on Mer­cer Island to join Lynn Allen’s fam­i­ly and friends in a cel­e­bra­tion of her life.

Lynn was a found­ing board mem­ber of NPI who pro­vid­ed invalu­able coun­sel and advice to myself and the staff. We miss her great­ly, but we will nev­er for­get the wis­dom she shared with us. Lynn under­stood, per­haps bet­ter than any­one, the impor­tance of unit­ing the grass­roots and the net­roots. She believed in peo­ple-pow­ered pol­i­tics and she used her skills as a facil­i­ta­tor to bring peo­ple togeth­er around a com­mon pur­pose. She was one of our move­men­t’s bright­est lights.

We’d like to invite you to join us at what promis­es to be a very mem­o­rable gath­er­ing of won­der­ful peo­ple. Even if you did­n’t know Lynn par­tic­u­lar­ly well, you are more than wel­come to come and meet those of us who did.

The event will be held at the Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter at Mer­cer View — the same venue for our 2010 and 2011 Spring Fundrais­ing Galas. It will begin at two o’clock and run for two hours. There will be refresh­ments, remem­brances, music, and a pho­to slideshow that yours tru­ly is work­ing on.

The Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter is locat­ed at 8236 SE 24th Street, Mer­cer Island, 98040. It is just a cou­ple blocks from the Mer­cer Island tran­sit cen­ter, which is served by Metro and Sound Tran­sit. If you’re dri­ving, take the Island Crest Way exit off I‑90.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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  1. I have to go to anoth­er memo­r­i­al ser­vice on Sat­ur­day after­noon for anoth­er com­mu­ni­ty activist, Vivian McLean, or I would be there. Thank you Lynn, for your tire­less and inspir­ing work.

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