Lobbying since: 2021
As the Public Affairs Manager for CFM Advocates, Katie Archer Jolma is a lobbyist, political consultant and licensed attorney, advising on large-scale public works projects, bonds, levies, initiatives, and voter measures. With over 15 years of public policy, campaign and legal experience, Katie's skills and talents are invaluable assets to CFM's multiple public affairs business lines and its wide array of client interests.
Katie earned her bachelor's degree from Washington State University Vancouver in Public Affairs Administration and Management, and was the first undergraduate ever selected to be a policy analyst intern for the Clark County Board of Commissioners’ Office. She graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2011, after serving as the Student Bar Association President of the College of Law.
Katie graduated from Leadership Clark County in 2019, and is a current board member who chairs the organization's Recruitment Committee. As part of her service, she utilizes a network of over 800 alumni to engage and train new leaders regionally and facilitates educational sessions on local government. One of Katie’s proudest professional accomplishments was leading the effort to pass the City of Vancouver’s Proposition 1 – The Affordable Housing Fund, whereby Vancouver voters approved a $42 million, seven-year housing fund for very low-income households within the city.
As a third-generation resident of Clark County, Katie's home and heart have always been in Southwest Washington, which is why she has such a deep understanding of the region's unique offerings. Together with CFM's principled, advocacy-driven approach and Katie's sincere desire to bring good things to the community, makes CFM an excellent choice for client's looking for community-minded outcomes.
Katie, her husband, and their twin preschoolers stay busy with projects on their 10 acres in Yacolt, Washington. They also enjoy antiquing in nearby towns and "playing tourists" at sites and attractions around the Northwest. Katie also serves as a mentor to young women interested in law and politics.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 11/04/2021.