Michelle Dietz, MPA
Executive Director of Program & Development
With more than three decades of professional experience, Michelle Dietz leads the way at Village Community Services as its Executive Director of Program & Development, a position she has held since January 2018. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing the organization’s long-range strategic vision and the viability and stability of VCS’s programs and services while providing day-to-day leadership, fiscal and operational management, ensuring public relations and social justice advocacy, and offering resource management that leverages strong relationships internally as well as with VCS’s many community constituents.
Michelle joined VCS in 2007 in the capacity of Development Director/Development Executive after more than a decade of gaining related, valuable experience at YouthNet, a service-based non-profit providing growth opportunities and life skills for young adults. At YouthNet, she created and nurtured necessary organizational connections and relationships as its Programs Coordinator at first, then as its Director of Development. Michelle also spent time at Everett Community College as its Director of Development.
Michelle was instrumental in securing a rate increase to pay better wages and benefits throughout the supported-living industry in Washington State through legislative advocacy, including testifying to legislative committees in Olympia. Over her career, she has also raised millions of dollars in foundation and government grants, annual giving, and major gifts and bequests while overseeing a 3.5 to 4.5 million dollar annual budgets that employ 110+ staff and volunteers.
Michelle has spent countless hours and personal energy giving back to her community. She currently is an elected Board member for her local radio group, KSER Radio, a position she has held since 2019. She has served on the Zonta Club of Everett for more than a decade, raising money and advocating for the empowerment of women, worldwide. Michelle is an active member of her local Chambers of Commerce; a former board member on the two area United Way locations; and a graduate of both Leadership Skagit and Leadership Snohomish, joint leadership and community outreach partnerships between Skagit Valley College, the Economic Development Association of Skagit and Snohomish Counties, and Washington State University.
If you have any questions about VCS or would like to learn more about our programs and services, please contact Michelle directly at email@example.com.