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Release Date: 05/29/2013

Tré Maxie joins The Seattle Public Library Board of Trustees

Tré Maxie

Tré Maxie, executive director of Powerful Schools, has joined The Seattle Public Library board of trustees.


The five-member board is the governing body of The Seattle Public Library, which includes the world-renowned Central Library and 26 branches. The board controls Library finances and property, sets Library policy and employs the city librarian. Board members are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Board members are volunteers and serve five-year terms.


Powerful Schools is a nonprofit dedicated to student success in public schools. Powerful Schools was selected for recognition by the U.S. Department of Education for "doing what works in education."


Maxie has spent over a decade leading nonprofits dedicated to the development of less advantaged youth. Maxie is a member of the Washington State Board of Education and serves on the boards of the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, Tupac Shakur Foundation and Schools First Education Levy. He is also vice president of the NW Next Leaders Council board of directors. The Puget Sound Business Journal recognized him as a "40 Under 40 Honoree" in 2009.


Maxie has a bachelor's degree in political science prelaw from Morehouse College and a certificate in Creating Business Strategy from Columbia University Extension School in Tokyo. He completed a certificate from the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington and is a graduate of the 2011 Class of Leadership Tomorrow Seattle.


"Tré will be an excellent addition to the Library Board," said Mayor Mike McGinn. "His work in education and helping youth succeed will be great assets to the board. I'm pleased he's agreed to lend his talents and energy to our valued Library system."

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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