Workforce Development Fund Administrator

Kenya Shakoor is a dedicated lifelong Washingtonian, self-taught visual artist, and passionate arts advocate. She is thrilled to bring her unique perspective and extensive experience to the Workforce Development Fund Administrator role. With a background encompassing both sides of the funding process—as an applicant and an administrator—Kenya is uniquely equipped to approach the role comprehensively. Her passion for advancing inclusivity and equity in the arts is evident through her current position as the 2024 Chair of the Tacoma Arts Commission, where she facilitates discussions to empower widespread, joyful, and sustainable artistic expression. She enjoys watching independent films and staying connected with loved ones in her free time.