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Commissioner Sheila Reed Trahan

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Third Term: Reappointed November 2013
Term Expires: 
November, 2016
Co-chair - Youth Services Committee

Shelia Reed Trahan grew up in Duarte, California and moved to the Tri-Cities in 1976.  Her three children attended and graduated from Richland schools and have now moved on to pursue their passions and raise their families.  Through her involvement in her children’s education and activities, Mrs. Reed Trahan developed a passion for helping young people and founded the “Mama Reed Education/Resource Program”.  The non-profit organization seeks to assist young, disadvantaged mothers in the area, as well as assisting with the educational needs of their young children.

Mrs. Reed Trahan is employed by Lockheed Martin as a Records Specialist II on the DOE’s Hanford Site.  She holds a certification in National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and serves as her division’s Diversity Council Representative.  Mrs. Reed Trahan has volunteered to chair various company events including United Way and March of Dimes campaigns.

Other activities and organizations in which she has participated include:

  • Executive Board of the Tri-Cities Afro-Americans for an Academic Society
  • Richland School District PTA Vice-President
  • Washington State DSHS Region 2 Work-First Board – Community Rep
  • Truancy Board Benton/Franklin County – Community Rep
  • Richland School District Harassment Policy – Committee Member
  • United States Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots Benton/Franklin County
  • March of Dimes Benton/Franklin County
  • Diabetes Association of Benton/Franklin County
  • ALS Foundation of Benton/Franklin County
  • Miss Juneteenth pageant 2010-2011 Big Sister
  • Volunteer with the Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation of Benton County
  • President – Mama Reed Eduational/Life skills/Resource Program