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Leatta works as a Toxics Reduction Specialist for the WA Department of Ecology.  Leatta independently plans, prioritizes, and implements assigned environmental mandates specified in the Hazardous Waste Reduction Act. Her experience in this position spans 17 years.   


Leatta functions as a Technical Assistance Officer in the areas of pollution prevention and hazardous waste management to business, industry, government, general public, and in-house staff. She works to reduce toxics and hazardous substance use at facilities engaged in pollution prevention and TurboPlan reporting. Her specialties include military installations, prisons, hospitals, laboratories, and universities.

Leatta was appointed to Tumwater City Council by a unanimous vote of Council in February, 2018. She was elected to a four-year term in 2019. 


Leatta has deep roots in Tumwater, as it has been her home for most of her life since early childhood. Leatta has an inherent commitment and joy in serving the community and environment.


She serves the people of Washington State through her employment with the Department of Ecology and as immediate past Chair of the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women.


She serves the people of Tumwater and the surrounding community through extensive volunteer work with Senior Services for South Sound, Homes First and other local organizations. Prior to being appointed to office, Leatta served on the Tumwater Planning Commission for 4 years.

In Leatta’s spare time, and when she is not traveling, she enjoys volunteering in our community.  

Community involvement includes:

  • Zonta Club of Olympia member

  • Women United member

  • Senior Services for South Sound board member

  • Senior Services for South Sound Advocacy Committee Co-chair
  • Homes First board member

  • Immediate past Interagency Committee of State Employed Women Chair

  • past YWCA of Olympia board member

  • past YWCA of Olympia Advocacy Committee Chair

  • past Expanding Your Horizons Thurston County Volunteer Coordinator

  • 2016-2018 Zonta International District 8 Lt. Governor