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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Tara Hizon

Boards:  Youth Coalition, LEOFF I, Transportation Benefit District - Chair


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A resident of Oak Harbor since 1985, Tara Hizon is a graduate of Oak Harbor High School and has been an active community volunteer since her early teens. 

Tara is currently serving her second term on Council, where she encourages a high level of communication and community involvement. Her leadership philosophy is to embrace technology and cultivate responsible, long term solutions through proactive planning. She is Certified in Advanced Municipal Leadership.

Tara is employed full-time at Island County Human Services, serving as the Community Coalition Coordinator for the Oak Harbor Youth Coalition, which focuses on substance abuse prevention. She holds a Cetification in Prevention Science and serves on the Interpersonal Abuse training workgroup, WA Association for Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention, and the Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program strategic planning committee.

In addition to advocating for local youth, Tara volunteers for a number of organizations and events, including:
Association of WA Cities
Driftwood Days
Hydros for Heros
Island Co. Dept. of Emergency Management
National Night Out
Oak Harbor Public Schools
Oak Harbor Music Festival
Point in Time homeless count
Queer Pride on Whidbey
Seattle Pride Foundation
United Way of Island Co

Passionate about youth, the environment and the arts, she can frequently be found both on and off stage at the Whidbey Playhouse, participating in beach clean-up efforts or beachcombing with her two nieces.

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