Katie Archer Jolma is a political consultant and licensed attorney, advising on large scale public works projects, bonds, levies, initiatives, and voter measures, as well as a mentor to young women interested in law and politics. Katie joins CFM on October 1 as Public Affairs Manager.
“I’m so excited to have Katie join our team. Her years of public policy, campaign and legal experience will be invaluable to our multiple public affairs business lines. Katie will be a great fit for our growing practice and wide array of client interests,” says CFM Partner, Joel Rubin.
Katie will lead CFM’s new state lobbying operation in Olympia and also help manage federal and local public affairs issues for CFM clients in Southwest Washington and Oregon.
“My home and my heart have always been in Southwest Washington, so our deeply shared understanding of why this region is unique and so special, makes CFM an ideal fit. CFM’s principled, advocacy-driven approach meshes well with my sincere desire to bring good things to our community. I’m so thankful for the chance to advance the needs of our clients who share our love for community-minded outcomes.”
Katie earned her bachelor’s degree from WSUV in Public Affairs Administration and Management and was the first undergraduate ever selected to be a policy analyst intern for the Clark County Board of Commissioners’ Office. She graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2011. To increase her community connections, Katie graduated from Leadership Clark County in 2019 and is a current board member. She also serves on Leadership Clark County’s Recruitment Committee where she utilizes a network of over 800 alumni to engage and train new leaders regionally.
One of Katie’s proudest professional accomplishments was leading the effort to pass the City of Vancouver’s Proposition 1 – The Affordable Housing Fund, whereby Vancouver voters approved a $42 million, seven-year housing fund for very low-income households within the city using a 1% property tax.
Katie, her husband, Jude, and their twin preschoolers stay busy with projects on their 10 acres in Yacolt, Washington. Born and raised locally, Katie and Jude enjoy antiquing in nearby towns for tools and furniture, and “playing tourists” with their family at sites and attractions around the Northwest.