Oct 13, 2021
Beverly Harrington
Rotary District 5050 Governor
Bev grew up in San Mateo, California, and lived in the same house until she left for college with a stay-at-home mom and a dad who worked two jobs to provide for her and her three brothers.  It was a happy time with summers spent camping and water skiing.  After returning from a year in Austria as an exchange student, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, until marrying and starting a family. 
 
Bev joined Rotary in 2005 due to its focus on Service Above Self and the opportunity to join with others to make a difference locally and internationally.  She is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and served as her club’s president in 2016-2017.  Because “Doing Good in the World” requires financial resources, she is a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation. 
 
Early on in her career, Bev was a credit union CEO.  Over the years she was the Director of Finance for a high-tech company in Seattle, Business Manager/Accountant at the Seattle Girls School, and Chief Financial Officer at the Pacific Northwest Trail Association in Sedro Woolley.  She also served as the Manager of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, taking it from a box of records without an office to a full-fledged operation. She has owned and worked in her own business since 1988, Skagit Auto Licensing, providing vehicle titling and licensing services to the local community for the State of Washington.  In 2007 she obtained a Career & Technical Education Certificate from the State of Washington and was the initial instructor of the Academy of Finance at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy.   
 
Bev developed the Rotary Youth Engaged in Service (YES) program in 2007 to involve high school youth in local and international service.  She was a Group Study Exchange Team Leader to Ecuador in 2009.   She has served on the RYLA committee, co-chair of the District Vocational Committee, and was the 2019 District Conference Chair.  She is a recipient of Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” award.