About WAFCS Public Information Director

The Washington Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) is a professional family & consumer sciences organization dedicated to connecting professionals and touching lives. Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) is the comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimum quality of life. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition and wellness, textiles and design, and consumer issues. The mission of the Washington Affiliate is to provide leadership and services to our members, promote advocacy, and develop partnerships and alliances to enable communities, empower individuals, and strengthen families.

Teacher of the Year- Dawn Boyden

Teacher of the Year Nomination- Dawn Boyden

Dawn Boyden– Washington State Nominee Teacher of the Year Award AAFCS. Although Dawn was not chosen as a finalist for the award she states that she learned much from the process. We applaud her efforts and assistance from members of our Executive Board.

In Dawn’s words…..I am especially grateful to LynDee Lombardo and Margaret Viebrock. Each of them spent many hours reviewing the application and my resume to better meet the requirements of the award. Although my application was not selected, this process has been especially helpful in reviewing the current course frameworks to make all learning     experiences and student evaluations reflect the national FCS Standards and to meet student needs now and for the future. In addition, the application process encourages certification through AAFCS. As a result, I am now a certified nutrition and wellness  educator. I also plan to start the process for National Board certification in the Fall.  Her culinary students at work-


Congratulations to Washington’s Own Margaret Viebrock, a 2019 AAFCS Distinguished Service Award Honoree

The Washington Affiliate of AAFCS is very proud to announce that Margaret Viebrock has been selected as one of the 2019 recipients of the AAFCS Distinguished Service Award:

Margaret Viebrock, CFCS, CNWE, is County Director, Washington State University – Douglas & Chelan Counties. Amongst many qualities, Margaret is well-known for her outstanding educational programs. Her Women, Farms & Food project is a “flag-ship” program that meets the needs of women farmers in five states and helps them manage their farming risks. She has been actively engaged in developing Family and Consumer Sciences programs to improve the lives of individuals and families since 1970. She was instrumental in initiating the national testing to elevate the CFCS credentialing process and has consistently lead the way in defining and standardizing operating procedures with many association committees. She was nominated by the Washington Affiliate of AAFCS.  For information about the award and the other 2019 recipients, go to: https://www.aafcs.org/resources/recognition/resources-recognition-award-recipients

Euthenics of Greater Seattle Announces 2018-2019 Program

Euthenics is a nonprofit organization of home economists dedicated to the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences. As an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, they promote FCS, provide annual scholarships, and update members’ professional knowledge. Each meeting has two speakers and lots of networking.

The organization holds four meetings a year at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1415 20th Ave. S.E. Shoreline WA.  The meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. with conversation, member sharing and a catered lunch ($16).   Please call Susan McDaniel for reservations at 425-793-3556.