Unveiling a “Build Back Better” theme for its Thrift Shop services restoration, the city of Mercer Island has appointed Sharon Perez as the resale boutique’s interim administrator.
As the new transition leader, Perez is focused on developing a long-term operating strategy, including strengthening the volunteer program, streamlining donations, and optimizing sales and marketing.
The 50-year-old-plus city-run operation, which helps fund critical youth and family programs, was closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic and is currently open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays only at 7710 SE 34th St. Sales resumed in August operating on Sundays only and donations resumed in October operating on Saturdays only. Donations are temporarily being accepted out of the Mercer Island Community and Event Center at 8236 SE 24th St.
Perez’s professional and consulting work includes positions with the Better Boards Initiative, Mercer Island Center for the Arts, Seattle Universal Math Museum, and other nonprofit organizations across the country. Perez also brings strong local leadership experience, holding board and volunteer positions with the Mercer Island Community Fund, Let’s Move! Mercer Island, the Mercer Island Food Revolution, and the Mercer Island Farmers Market.
For more information or to purchase items online, visit https://www.mercerislandthrift.org/