SMART Community Member Representatives

Community Representatives (CR) represent an element within SMART who perform specific compliance tasks when the team is called to investigate police use of deadly force, as required by WAC 139-12-030. CR are separate and independent from the investigative role and provide an objective review to ensure that the requirements of the WAC are met which lends credibility to the investigation. CR work directly with Command Team members during the investigation which adheres to the CR Policy.

All CR are required to pass a criminal background check prior to their approval by the SMART Board of Directors. Applicants must have a strong interest in supporting the ongoing effort to provide independent, transparent, impartial and thorough investigations surrounding Officer Involved Use of Deadly Force, or other incidents deemed response worthy by SMART command.

If you are interested in being part of the team, please complete and return the following SMART Non-Law Enforcement Community Representative application.

Non-Law Enforcement Community Representatives

A minimum of two (2) Non-Law Enforcement Community Representatives will be assigned to each IIT in the following aspects:
  • Participate directly in the vetting, interviewing and/ or selection of IIT investigators. (Existing teams will have until January 2021 to provide necessary information about the qualifications of current IIT investigators to the non-law enforcement community representatives for review).
  • Review conflict of interest statements submitted within 72 hours of the commencement of each investigation by the investigators.
  • Be present at the briefings with the involved agency(s) chief or sheriff.
  • Have access to the investigation file when it is completed
  • Be provided a copy of all press releases and communication to the media prior to release; and
  • Review notification of equipment use of the involved agency,
The non-law enforcement community representatives must sign a binding confidentiality agreement at the beginning of each police use of deadly force investigation that remains in effect until the prosecutor of jurisdiction either declines to file charges or the criminal case is concluded. The binding confidentiality agreement also includes any civil cases that may arise.

Current Community Representatives

Louis Harris

Mukilteo, WA

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Work Experience: 

Councilmember with the City of Mukilteo 

Public Benefits Specialist with Washington's Department of Social and Health Services Community Services Division. 

College Access Coordinator with AmeriCorps and Everett Community College


Community Involvement:

Vice President of the NAACP of Snohomish County, Board Trustee for the Snohomish County YMCA, former Vice President of the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee, Treasurer of the Snohomish Ebony Political Action Committee, Treasurer and former Chair of the Snohomish County Young Democrats, Member of the Everett Police Chief's Community Advisory Board, and have been a general active participant in other community organizations and events. 



B.S. Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

B.A. Sociology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 

A.A.S. Psychology, Everett Community College, Everett, WA


Additional Education & Training: 

Undoing Institutional Racism - People's Institute, Seattle, WA

Leadership Snohomish County Signature Cohort 2018 - 2019, Snohomish County, WA

Carmen Fisher

Mill Creek, WA

Carmen Fisher

Work Experience: 

Small Business Owner


Community Involvement:

Friends of the Mill Creek Library, Grant Committee Chair; Candidate for Mill Creek City Council, 2017, 2019; Mill Creek Women's Club, Member; Women Democrats in Action, Member; Mill Creek Police Department, Volunteer



Indiana University Mauer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, J.D. 2003, cum laude

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., Criminal Justice, 1999

Ethel T. McNeal

Everett, Washington


Work Experience:

Consumers Rep./Consumers Rep. Lab Supervisor for Scott Paper

Quality Control Supervisor for Scott Paper

Warehouse Supervisor for Third Dimension Hair Salon

Warehouse Supervisor for Drug Emporium

Warehouse Supervisor for Sees Candy

Purchasing Specialist for the Edmonds School District (Purchasing, Travel and Credit Cards)

Union President Office Personnel SEIU1948

Grievance Chair

Secretary for Office Personnel SEIU1948

Community Involvement:

Everett City Council, Envision Everett 2037, City of Everett Council of Neighborhoods, City of Everett Civil Service Commission, City of Everett District Commission, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Everett School District Boundary Change Committee, Everett School District and Edmonds School District Stuff the Bus, New Life Church Council, Secretary National Council of Meridianites, Assistant Regional Director of the Western Region Meridianites, Sang the National Anthem at two Seattle Mariner Games


Meridian Junior College

Everett Business College, Business Clerical

Additional Education & Training:

Scott Paper Supervisor's Training

Drug Endangered Children {DEC} Alliance

Multiculturalism & Policing: Understanding the Fragile Relationship with Communities of Color

SEIU1948 Union Grievance Training

SEIU1948 Successful Bargaining Training 

CERT Training

Thomas W. Mesaros

Edmonds, Washington

Thomas Mesaros

Work Experience:

Edmonds City Council, March 2014 through December 2019

Retired President & CEO of the Alford Group, a national consulting firm serving the not-for-profit community (1995 to 2014)

Vice President for Fund Development, Sisters of Providence Health System, Springfield, MA (1992 to 1995)

President of the Providence Foundation of Seattle (1982 to 1992)

Chief Fund Development Office and CFO for the Chief Seattle Council, BSA (1975 to 1982)

US Army, Czech Linguist in the Army Security Agency (1971 to 1974)

Community Involvement:

Board Member of the Seattle Rotary Club, Board Member of the Giving USA Foundation, Member of the King County Habitat for Humanity Fund Development Committee, Member of the Edmonds College Foundation Fund Development Committee, Member of the Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church, Former Vice President of the SNO911 Board, Former Board Member of the North Seattle College Foundation, Former Board Chair of the Giving Institute, Former Member of the Edmonds Citizens for Schools


BA Degree in Political Science, Bethel University, St Paul, MN (1970)

Graduate of the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA (1972)

Wally Webster II

Lynnwood, Washington

Wally 2021

Work Experience:

Retired Senior Vice President of Bank of America after a 32 year career. During his tenure at Bank of America, Wally held a number of managerial positions in Consumer Banking and Banking Operations. Prior to retirement, he led enterprise-wide project teams of Six Sigma practitioners to improve customer satisfaction, expense reductions, service, and fulfillment functions.

Community Involvement:

President, Board of Directors, Lynnwood Public Facilities District that owns the Lynnwood Convention Center and other properties; Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Edmonds College, also chairs the Board’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; Treasurer and Board Member, Lynnwood Sister Cities Association; President of Shepard’s Garden Senior Housing Advisory Board; and Member, Lynnwood Chief of Police Advisory Committee.  Former Member, Board of Directors, Legal Foundation of Washington; and former chair and member of the City of Lynnwood Neighborhoods and Demographic Diversity Commission (currently Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission).


MS, Organizational Behavior, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

BS, Business Administration, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

AA, Business Administration, Columbia Basin Community College

AA, Applied Science, Columbia Basin Community College

Additional Education & Training:

Sig Sigma Methodologies – Certified Black Belt – DMAIC Improvement Process

Executive Management Program, University of Washington, Completed May 1993

Pacific Coast Banking School University of Washington, Completed August 1990

Note: If the confidentiality agreement is violated, the nonlaw enforcement representative may be subject to prosecution under RCW 9A.76.020 (Obstructing a law enforcement officer) and chapter 10.97 RCW, Washington State Criminal Records Privacy Act. For the purpose of this chapter, "criminal background information" is the same as "criminal history information" as defined in RCW 10.97.030(4).