Ms. Tagney-Jones has worked on conservation issues and in Washington State environmental politics for 20 years. As the State Chair of Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) she worked extensively with elected officials, political professionals and volunteer organizations across the State to achieve conservation goals on both the state and local levels. Now Chair Emeritus of WCV Maryanne keeps an active eye on politics while shifting her main focus to open space preservation through her position as Vice-Chair of the Cascade Land Conservancy Board.
The Tagney-Jones family moved to the Snoqualmie Valley in 1981, where Maryanne worked for the local newspaper as reporter, photographer and anything else that needed doing on a small rural weekly. This led to her interest in politics and, combined with her addiction to running over the forested foothills of the Cascade Mountains, resulted in a career very different from the one she envisioned when studying to become an Educational Psychologist back at college in England.more » « less