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Anne Zabala

Campaigns Manager

she/her/hers

 

Contact:

anne(at)cvidaho.org

As CVI’s Campaigns Manager, Anne is responsible for supporting the Field Associate and Voter Outreach Team. She plans and executes CVI’s community organizing and mobilization strategies, electoral work, endorsement process, field work, digital organizing, and data management.

My Story
I’m a conservation voter because access and connection to the great outdoors has had a profound impact on my life; my mental and physical health and well-being depend on it. Swimming in Idaho’s wild rivers, climbing its hills and mountains, and exploring its forests are both my ongoing inspiration and constant fuel to advocate for smart, sensible policy and thoughtful representatives that will protect Idaho’s way of life.

My family is Basque and my grandfather—or Aititxia—moved to Idaho to herd sheep in the 40s. Growing up in Idaho gave me a deep appreciation for the beautiful landscapes and lovely communities that make Idaho unique.

I have spent the last decade working in Idaho politics in the roles of volunteer, activist, field organizer, campaign manager, student lobbyist, statewide youth political leader and organizer, freelance political strategist and trainer, candidate, and elected official. I care deeply about the state and its future.

Before joining CVI, I worked for two years as a digital fundraiser for the University of Idaho and most recently as the Executive Director of a gardening and gleaning nonprofit fighting food insecurity, Backyard Harvest. I have loved bringing my skills, talents, and passion to the work of fighting for conservation throughout Idaho in my role as Campaigns Manager. Currently I am also serving my second term on the Moscow City Council.

Background

  • University of Idaho: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Emphases in Technical Writing and Organizational Science
  • Two-term city councilor and one of Idaho’s youngest elected officials
  • Board member of Moscow Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT) and two-year member of Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee (PBAC)
  • Language certificates in Arabic and French
 

Interests
Rafting, hiking, weight lifting, international travel, language study, local music, graphic design, photography, banjo, reading, and cooking. Anne has two cats, Juice and Sweet P.