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Lynn Terpstra, CMD


Over 25 years of experience...


Initiating, fostering and collaborating to create authentic community connections and to improve the civic life of individuals and communities. 


Highly organized, twenty five plus years of experience, excellent communication skills, strong community sensibilities, robust writing skills, a touch of whimsy, a load of creativity, a slightly audacious approach to work that I love to do and a disposition to exceed expectations.

Volunteer, City of Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program, Public Outreach

"Gracious Space" Training, Center for Ethical Leadership

Article: " The Great Chess Skirmish at Crossroads"

Written for Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Newsletter, Sept. '09

Regional Director of Marketing - 1986-2007

Terranomics Metrovation, Bellevue, WA

Crossroads Bellevue , Bellevue, WA - 1986-2007

In 1986, Crossroads, now called a "mall with soul" had a reputation for crime, gangs, and drugs. It is now known as Crossroads Bellevue, a one-of-a-kind community retail space with public art, free live music every weekend, annual multicultural events, fundraising events, supportive community services, hosting diverse communities unrivaled anywhere in Western Washington.


  • Event Planning - Annual merchandising, promotional and community events including Signature Events such as 'Cultural Crossroads' (20th Annual Cultural Crossroads celebrated last November, 2009),  'International Crossroads on Parade', 'Bite of Crossroads';  created the 20 year old ‘Late Night in the Market’ - free live music program at Crossroads.
  • Public relations and communications, with an established and respected network of media & community contacts.
  • Pro-active multiculturalism, intercultural communication and diversity sensitivities.
  • Advertising & Media buying - print, electronic, co-op, direct mail, new media, collaterals for both institutional branding and event-based campaigns.
  • Three  complete rebranding campaigns for Crossroads (1986, 1989, 2005).
  • Editor, Crossroads Quarterly, 16 page tabloid magazine, 1990-1995.
  • Website creation and content management; have overseen development for 6 complete websites.
  • Print and email newsletters and updates.
  • Merchant communications, merchant co-op programs.

Projects, 1987-2007

  • Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA
  • Marysville Towne Center, Marysville, WA
  • Jantzen Beach Center, Portland, Oregon
  • The Grove at Shrewsbury, Red Bank, New Jersey  

-Management, Hudson's Bay Co. Victoria -Vancouver, BC
-Area Supervisor, Dalmys Canada Ltd., Kamloops-Vancouver, B.C.
-Business Owner, Balloonz-to-go, Kamloops, Vancouver, B.C.
-Trainer, BC Ministry of Tourism, SuperHost Customer Service Training Program  

-Panelist, American Planning Association Annual Conference, 2000, Yakima, WA

cmd logoProfessional designation:

CMD - International Council of Shopping Center Certified Marketing Director, 1995

Community Involvement and Civic Engagement

Awards and Recognition include:

Board Membership

  • Together Center (formerly Family Resource Center) - Founding Board Member (1990), served on Board 2008-2010
  • Youth Eastside Services (YES)
  • Ethnic Heritage Council
  • Crossroads Community Center Advisory Board
  • Kirkland Performance Center
  • Eastside Arts Coalition

Ron Sher,Managing Partner Terranonics/Metrovation at City of Bellevue Community Builder Award Ceremony:

"I always feel like a fraud when I get an award for Crossroads," he said. "Lynn is the one doing the community-building. Crossroads reflects Lynn's work."  


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