Kathy Armstrong is a member of the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County, and has been involved in voter service with the League since 2004, currently serving as her League’s Voter Service Director and Speakers Bureau Coordinator. She has been active in strategic planning work with the SmartVoter.org team and in various initiatives with the state level Voter Service team, including facilitating the Voter Information Working Group in 2009 and building the League’s SpeakerSource Google Group in 2010.
Kathy currently works as a management consultant, having left the corporate world in 2007 to apply her skills in the areas of civic engagement and non-profit organizational effectiveness. Her work includes leading a Common Cause and Citizen Schools collaboration to develop and deliver civic education on redistricting, facilitating community dialogue on housing with San Mateo County Threshold 2008, and currently working with the non-partisan non-profit California Forward on a comprehensive statewide engagement plan focused on modernizing the tools of governance. Previously, Kathy spent over fifteen years in the private sector, including serving as Director of Customer Experience Research and Vice President for Process Improvement at Hewlett-Packard.
Originally a New Englander, Kathy followed the “California Dream” after graduating from college, and has been an enthusiastic California resident for over 25 years. In addition to her League work, she is a volunteer with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and sings with the Stanford Memorial Church choir.
Kathy holds a masters degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington and a bachelors degree in psychology and human relations from Connecticut College. Known as an energetic systems thinker, Kathy brings objectivity, structure, and enthusiasm to her work with teams, and is very excited about collaborating with local Leagues throughout the state, as well as the Board and League staff, to further the League’s mission of encouraging all Californians to be informed and participate actively in the democratic process.