Lily Burnett, Director of Operations

Lily Burnett, Operations Manager & Board Liaison

As our Director of Operations, Lily oversees budget and contract management, HR-related tasks, and our financial systems. As Board Liaison, she works with our fantastic 22-member Board of Directors and handles logistics for board meetings, retreats, orientations, and committee meetings. Lily came to 1000 Friends with a background in nonprofit operations, having worked mainly with nonprofit arts organizations, including Kukatonon Children's African Dance Troupe, Cerimon House, The Vanport Mosaic, and The Color of Now. She has a BA in Theater Arts from University of California Santa Cruz and is currently an MBA Candidate at Willamette University.

As Governor Tom McCall famously said, "Oregon is an inspiration." For Lily, Oregon's natural beauty is an ever-changing inspiration. 

From the Column to Fort Clatsop, from the sea lions to the sea, Astoria is her favorite place in Oregon. Outside of Oregon, one of her favorite places is Amsterdam—row houses as far as the eye can see!

When she's away from work, Lily adventures with her partner Peter and their dog Zeke. | 503.497.1000 x129 | she/her/hers