Rhonda Peterson, Senior Associate

Northwest native, writer, team player

Recent projects include:

Rhonda still follows a piece of wisdom she learned in Girl Scouts: Leave your campsite better than you found it. She has spent more than 30 years developing communications and programs that help change lives for the better.

Rhonda honed her analytical skills as a litigation paralegal for a large Chicago law firm. She combined this experience with her writing skill into communications positions at the American Bar Association. A strong interest in the environment led her to join the staff of Friends of the Chicago River, where she helped launch marketing and promotional strategies. She then used her writing skills and aptitude for complex issues doing public involvement for RUST Environment & Infrastructure’s environmental cleanup projects.

Rhonda was drawn back to the Northwest’s beauty in 1994. She joined Cedar River Group as Communications Director for the Hanford Health Information Network’s Resource Center, where she put her outreach and risk communication experience to work.

Rhonda has worked on a broad variety of Cedar River Group projects, including early childhood education, public transit, housing, health, and poverty reduction. Her work frequently involves communications and public involvement strategy, grant writing, writing public information materials, background research and small group facilitation.

Rhonda earned a BA in English from Fairhaven College/Western Washington University, an MA in Comparative Literature from State University of New York at Binghamton. She lives on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill, and likes to spend time attending Seattle Opera and other arts venues, practicing Tai Chi, and gathering with friends.

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