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Lennea D. Magnus

Lennea D. Magnus, American community development planner.


  • Magnus, Lennea D. was born on March 25, 1953 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Richard Neal Magnus and Lanna Lee Pierson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Health Services Management, Whitworth College, 1989.


    • Coordinator Northwest Regional Food Network, Spokane, Washington, 1987—1988. Fund development manager Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tacoma-Pierce County, 1990—1996. Planning manager South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency, Shelton, 1996—1998.

      Grantwriter/planner Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Oakville, 1997—1998, director of planning, since 2000. Grant specialist City of Tacoma, 1998—2000. Principal DLM Consulting, Tacoma, 1990—2000.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Thurston Regional Planning Council, Olympia, Washington, 2001—2003, vice chair, 2004. Commissioner Tacoma Arts Commission, 1993—1996, president, 1994, 1995. Member Coalition for the Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy, 1990—1997.

    Member, procedures and operation committee chair Family Opportunity Council, Spokane, 1987—1989. Member Arts Together, Tacoma, 1996—1997. Chair Pierce County Northwest Development Officers Association, 1996—1999.

    Member Northwest Development Officers Association, Seattle, 1989—1999. Founding member Pierce County Northwest Development Officers Association, Tacoma, 1992—1999.



    Quilting, cooking, travel.


    • Married Thomas John Peters, September 15, 1977 (divorced December 8, 1992). Children: Joshua Peters, Stefan Peters, Raissa Larson, Adena Peters, Natalie Peters. Married John Robert Paulk, December 28, 1992.

      Children: Robert Paulk, Stephanie Paulk, Gina Paulk.
    • father: Richard Neal Magnus
    • mother: Lanna Lee Pierson
    • spouses: Thomas John Peters
    • John Robert Paulk
    • children: Joshua Peters Magnus
    • Stefan Peters Magnus
    • Raissa Larson Magnus
    • Adena Peters Magnus
    • Natalie Peters Magnus
    • Robert Paulk Magnus
    • Stephanie Paulk Magnus
    • Gina Paulk Magnus
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    • 1989
      Whitworth College
    • 1987 - 1988
      Coordinator, Northwest Regional Food Network
      Spokane, Washington, United States
    • 1990 - 1996
      fund development manager, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tacoma-Pierce County
    • 1996 - 1998
      planning manager, South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency
      Shelton, Nebraska, United States
    • 1997 - 1998
      grantwriter, /planner Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
      Oakville, Ontario, Canada
    • 1998
      grant specialist, City of Tacoma