The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival Committee plans, organizes and conducts the Festival.

The committee includes a cross section of Othello citizens, Grant County Conservation District staff, plus residents from the neighboring communities of Ephrata, Moses Lake and Royal City.  The Festival could not be possible without their generous contributions.


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ellie Bodah, Festival Coordinator at


Festival Board of Directors
  • Chris Braunwart, President

  • Janet Larson

  • Don Larson

  • Marie Lotz

  • Jenn Stevenson

Festival Committee Members
  • Chris Braunwart, Co-Chair, Member

  • Kurt Braunwart, Co-Chair

  • Marie Lotz, Grant County Conservation District

  • Don Larson, Member

  • Janet Larson, Member

  • Jenn Stevenson, Member, The Old Hotel

  • Jane Grant, Volunteer

  • Ellie Bodah, Coordinator

  • Brian Bodah, Coordinator

  • Lisa Wilson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Dan Haas, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Roger Krug, Volunteer

  • Barbara Anderson, Volunteer

  • Ken Caylor, Volunteer

  • Barb Caylor, Volunteer

  • Edie Borgman, Volunteer

  • Geri Schrom, Volunteer

  • Laura Cooke, Volunteer

  • Amy Hurlbut-Valdez, City of Othello

  • Nina Gonzalez, City of Othello

  • Rachel Covey - Children Activities Director

  • Sharon Skorick - Othello Chamber of Commerce


© 2016-2019 by Othello Sandhill Crane Festival.