The Nordic Council of Greater Seattle was created by a group of Nordic community leaders with the support of the Leif Erikson International Foundation (LEIF). During the initial planning phase, we received input and endorsement from over twenty local Nordic organizations.
A founding committee was established to oversee the creation and maintenance of our website, which is the core platform that supports our mission and activity:
- Kristine Leander (LEIF, Swedish Club)
- Lori Ann Reinhall (Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association),
- Marta Schee (Swedish Singers of Seattle),
- Andrea Torland (Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge 200-1)
- Julie Lindén (Swedish American Chamber of Commerce)
As the diaspora and friends of the Nordic countries, we cherish our heritage, with ties to both the past and present, as we build bridges across cultures and enrich the Greater Seattle community.