Susan Lind steps down after nine years with
the Lake Stevens Arts Commission
BY PAM STEVENS | EDITOR As a long-time lover of the arts, Susan Lind has made quite an impact on the Lake Stevens community and its appreciation of the art world.
“I am a lover of beauty,” Lind said. “I believe the arts beautify a community, whether visual, musical, or even garden arts.”
Lind served on the Everett Cultural Commission for six years before heading to the Lake Stevens Arts Commission where she served for nine years and the last six years as President of the commission.
As a music teacher and a singer, Lind wanted to see the musical arts flourish in Lake Stevens. Music on the Lake was a pet project for her.
“The most rewarding part of this for me has been seeing Music on the Lake, which I worked very hard for during my entire time on the Commission, grow into a real community event which people look forward to each summer,” she said. “When I first started running Music on the Lake, it was hard to get people to come to the concerts. Now, we sometimes fill up the entire hill in North Cove Park.”
Another great success story were the salmon carvings the Arts Commission had made by local artist George David which are on display at the Lundeen Road roundabout.
“Donating hundreds of hours of her time, Susan has led the Arts Commission on numerous projects, events and ongoing business,” new Arts Commission President Tracy Stevens said. “As the new President, I am thankful to know that Susan has offered to be available to help answer any questions I may have.”
Lind continues to be involved in the arts and is currently serving on the board of the Everett Chorale and is the choir director at Holy Cross Lutheran church. She is also a music specialist in the Lakewood School District.