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 Brian 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, Volunteer

  • Brian Bodah, Coordinator

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

  • Roger Krug, Volunteer

  • Ken Caylor, Volunteer

  • Barb Caylor, Volunteer

  • Edie Borgman, Volunteer

  • Geri Schrom, Volunteer

  • Sharon Skorick - Othello Chamber of Commerce