Becky Spithill

Seattle Metropolitan Area

I have a vocationally restless nature that has inspired me to work in an interesting cross-section of professions – mostly in the public sector.

At the federal level, I served as an analyst for the Natural Resources and Environment Team of the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D. C.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

At the state level, I worked for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, which was affiliated with the WI DNR.
[The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin] connects generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

At the local level, I worked for the City of Bellingham as a senior water treatment operator.
Water is essential to human life and to the health of the environment. Protecting and improving the quality of our drinking water, as well as water quality in our lakes, streams and Bellingham Bay, is a top priority for city government.

More recently, I worked for King County as a policy analyst in the Executive Office, and as an administrative assistant for two King County offices concurrently. Currently, I work as an Executive Program Assistant for the Office of Economic and Financial Analysis.
OEFA produces economic and revenue forecasts for budgeting purposes for King County. In addition, we conduct economic studies at the pleasure of the Forecast Council.

I contract with TrueBearing Evaluation assisting with program and organizational consultation, evaluation, and grant writing.
TrueBearing is an experienced team of research and evaluation professionals representing the fields of education, government, law, organizational development, psychology and sociology.

I am on the Board of Directors for the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project – this is one of the highlights of my life these days to be a part of this invaluable organization.
Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic justice.

  • Education
    • MPA - University of Wisconsin - Madison