Paulette Lynch

by bcole

paulette_lynchPaulette has served as the executive director of the Arts Council for Monterey County since 2004. She was most recently named one of the top 25 game-changing local leaders of the past 25 years by the Monterey County Weekly.  Earlier this year, she was named one of the Outstanding Women of Monterey County 2013 by the Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. Paulette has also been honored by the City of Monterey and the City of Seaside and named as a Local Hero by the Monterey County Weekly.

She is a graduate of Colby College (BA, 1981), Monterey Institute of International Studies (MA, 1985). She was a Fulbright Scholar in Istanbul (1986-1987). Paulette received a certificate in Nonprofit Management from San Jose State in 1989 and recently completed the Stanford University Nonprofit Management Institute seminar in social innovation thanks to a scholarship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.  She is the founder and advisor to First Night Monterey. Paulette plays hammered dulcimer with the traditional music ensemble Heartstrings. She lives in Monterey with her husband Ken Peterson and thirteen-year-old son Gabe.

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