Festival Leadership

Polish Festival Seattle is produced by Seattle Polish Foundation (SPF) in partnership with the Seattle Center, the Polish Home Association (PHA), and with the collaboration and support from the Polish-American community who contribute their time, leadership and energy to the festival.

The festival was co-founded in 2012 by Teresa Davis, Kamila Kanczugowski, Richard Kott and Danuta Moc.

2016 Organizing Committee:

Director Alisa Lahti
Volunteers Chair Aneta Kalicka, Jola Paliświat
Entertainment Chair Marzena Szlaga
Marketing Chair Teresa Davis Festival Co-Founder
Grants/Fundraising John Rogers, John Gołubiec, Alisa Lahti, Maria Grabowska
Treasurer Marian Strutyński
Parade/Opening Ceremony Barbara Strutyński, Teresa Davis
Stage MCs Wanda Pawluśkiewicz, Leszek Chudziński
Food & Desserts Viola Szymanski, Kasia Kabat, Jolanta Mendakiewicz
Beer Garden Marion Ossowski
Permits & Licensing Ewa Wheeler
Tickets Celina Toczydlowska, Bartek Nowierski
Exhibits Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski
Discover Poland Gail Wodzin
Polish Organizations Ryszard Kott Festival Co-Founder
Crafts & Kids Activities Joanna Gromadzka, Kasia Mróz, Agnieszka Mróz
Polish Kitchen Demos Anna Cholewinska, Anna Lidzbarski, Joanna Gromadzka
Marketplace Kamila Kanczugowski Festival Co-Founder
Hospitality Iwona Biernacka, Henia Posłuszny
Press Release Teresa Davis, Marija Horoszowski
Content Editors Marija Horoszowski, Krystyna Untersteiner
Photography Piotr Horoszowski
Graphic Designer Agnieszka Kroczek
Social Media Ula Maj-Krzemińska, Anna Sycz
Website Alicja Stolarz
Festival Merchandise Beata Oprzadek, Alisa Lahti
Information Booth Krystyna Untersteiner
Transportation Andrzej Mróz, John Gołubiec
Warsaw Cultural Advisors Piotr Horoszowski, Jerzy Staszak, Krystyna Untersteiner
Governance John Gołubiec, President, Seattle Polish Foundation
Films Michał Pietrzyk (Seattle Polish Film Festival)