NAfME NORTHWEST DIVISION HISTORY

We honor our history with a comprehensive list of Northwest Division Presidents and the conferences for which they were responsible. note: The name of the parent group has changed over the years (see the bottom of this page)

Conference Year Conference Location MSNC-NW President
1927 Seattle
1929 Spokane Letha L.McClure
1931 Spokane Frances Dickey
1933 Seattle Anne L. Beck
Conference Year Conference Location MENC-NW President
1935 Boise Charles R. Cutts
1937 Portland Ethel M. Henson
1939 Tacoma Louis G. Werson
1941 Spokane Andrew Loney
1943 Eugene Walter C. Welke
1945 Spokane Wayne S. Hertz
1947 Seattle Stanley M. Teel
1949 Portland Wallace H. Hannah
1951 Missoula Karl D. Ernst
1953 Bellingham Lesli H. Armstrong
1955 Eugene A. Bert Christianson
1957 Boise O. M. Hartsell
1959 Seattle A. Verne Wilson
1961 Spokane Frank L. D'Andrea
1963 Casper Donald C. Scott
1965 Portland Bruce Bray
1967 Missoula Jess S. Foster
1969 Eugene Jack E. Schaefer
1971 Boise Avery L. Glenn
1973 Portlan Randal Rockhill
1975 Spokane Jerry Weseley Harris
1977 Seattle Rex Yocum
1979 Billings Stephen Stone
1981 Vancouver Coyne G. Burnett
1983 Seattle Burt A. Burda
1985 Spokane Dolores L. Gibler
1987 Porland Lynn E. Sjolund
1989 Boise Larry D. Williams
1991 Seattle Neal Porter
1993 Portland Will Elliott
1995 Spokane Bill Larson
1997 Bellevue Mel Clayton
Conference Year Conference Location MENC:NAfME-NW President
1999 Portland Dennis Granlie
2001 Spokane Betty Ellis
2003 Portland Lynn Brinckmeyer
2005 Bellevue Renee Westlake
2007 Portland Jim Rice
2009 Spokane Dave Weatherred
Conference Year Conference Location NAfME-NW President
2011 Bellevue Debbie Glaze
2013 Portland Sean Ambrose
2015 Spokane Mark Lane
2017 Bellevue Camille Blackburn
2019 Porland John Combs

MSNC: Originally the Music Supervisor's National Conference
MENC: 1934 changed to Music Educators National Conference
MENC:NAfME: 1998 changed to MENC: the National Association for Music Education
NAfME: 2011 simplified name to National Association for Music Education

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