Want to Become a Director?

Have you been wondering how to give back to our community?  Many Lilac Festival Directors and volunteers have had this same thought and have found great satisfaction volunteering for the festival.  There are many avenues in our festival for giving back with passionate, competent VPs to help lead the way.  You can volunteer as much as you’d like, or become a director and find a spot in any of our areas on which to focus that suits your interests.  Please peruse the link to the right marked, “Lilac Director Brochure” and get a feel for all the opportunities we offer and then give our office a call for more information if needed.  If you would like to apply to be a Director, please click on the link to the right marked, “Director Application.”  If you would like more information on becoming a Volunteer, check out our Volunteer Page.

Thank you for considering being a part of this grand tradition we call the Spokane Lilac Festival!


Kristy Hamby
2019 President

Dan Ver Heul

  • 2019 VP Parade
  • President-Elect

Nancy Cole

  • 2019 VP Director Development
  • 2018 Past President

Russ Brown

  • 2019 Treasurer
  • 2006 Past President

Mike Cressey

  • 2019 VP Corporate Development
  • 2015 Past President

Karen Montague

  • 2019 VP Merchandising
  • 2017 Past Co-President

Shelley Sholl
2019 VP Area Relations

Alan Hart
2019 VP Community & Military

Mike Moore
2019 VP Float

Angela Wray
2019 Co-VP Hosting

Toni Ernst
2019 Co-VP Hosting

Clare Patton
2019 Co-VP Royalty

Cecelia Stephens

  • 2019 Co-VP Royalty
  • 2008 Past President
  • 2014 Co-Past President


Sandy Brown

  • Director
  • Past President 2007

Joan Frank

Lon Gibby

Monika Hawkinson

  • Director
  • 1986 Past Queen
  • Official Photographer of SLFA

Kim Johnson

Deborah Koch

Dan North


Joan Petow

  • Director
  • 2014 Past Co-President

Bill Phillips

  • Director
  • 1999 Past President

Kenzie Toner


Sam Snow


Cindy Zapotocky

  • Director
  • 2017 Past Co-President

Past Presidents/Sustaining Members

Marilyn Thordarson

  • Sustaining Member
  • 1989 Past President

Michael Waldrip

  • Sustaining Member
  • 2009 Past President

Arne Weinman
Sustaining Member
2010 Past President

Not Pictured:


  • Jason Armstrong
  • Jasmin Davis
  • Dalton Delima
  • Jamie Dedmon
  • Sydnee Stelle

Past Presidents/Sustaining Member

  • Denny Kane, 2001 Past President
  • Patrick Kenney, 1969 Past President
  • Don Krause, 1993 Past President
  • Christine Leva, 2013 Past President
  • Richard Logerwell, 2016 Past President
  • Michael Noyes, 2003 Past President
  • Hal Patton, 2012 Past President
  • Guy Perham, 1987 Past President
  • Bob Tallan, 1997 Past President
  • Dick Totten, 1995 Past President
  • Catherine Tunstall, 2005 Past President
  • Denise Vickerman, 2004 Past President

Sustaining Members

  • Pat Cadagan
  • Mary Cressey
  • Laurine Logerwell
  • Pat Owens
  • Bev Stenson