WHC Advisory Board Member
Department of Social & Health Services, Wenatchee
Teresa Contreras was born and raised in Othello, Washington and moved to the Wenatchee
Valley in 1982. She holds diploma in Professional Business Administration. She and
her husband, Gaudencio Contreras, have two grown children.
She is a long-time employee of the Department of Social & Health Services and is
currently a Secretary Senior for the Child Protective Services (CPS) Unit.
Ms. Contreras has served as the Chair for Fiestas Mexicanas since 2002. The event
is the annual celebration of Mexico's Independence in Wenatchee and has attracted
over 8,000 people. Fiesta Mexicanas is an affiliate of the Wenatchee Valley Museum
& Cultural Center. She also coordinates the four-yearly visits of the Mexican Consulate
She is a member and currently president of the Mariachi Booster Club in Wenatchee
and has been a member of the Mariachi Northwest Festival Planning Committee since
Ms. Contreras is a member of the Wenatchee Diversity Advisory Council and a Board
Member at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center since June, 2006.