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The Seattle Center Advisory Commission is hereby constituted to serve as a citizen's Oversight Committee for the Seattle Center project provided that the Commission's oversight responsibilities shall not derogate from the responsibilities of Seattle Center or the legislative Authority of the City. The Oversight Committee shall report to the Department, the Mayor and the City Council on request from time-to-time regarding progress in accomplishing the authorization contained herein and in Ordinance 115593.

Number of Members: 15 + 1 Get Engaged Member

Appointed by: The Mayor & City Council

Length of Term: 3 Years

Established Date: 02/26/1963

Established Authority: Ordinance 91885 (also see 108936)

Advise Center staff, Mayor and the City Council on policy matters that affect Seattle Center. Also provide the staff, Mayor and City Council with assessment of operations, performances, plans and policies.

The Seattle Center Advisory Commission shall represent the interests of the people of Seattle by advising the Seattle Center staff, the Mayor and the City Council on policy matters that may affect Seattle Center. The Seattle Center Advisory Commission shall also provide the Seattle Center staff, the Mayor and the City Council with an ongoing assessment of the operations, performances, plans and policies of the Seattle Center Department.

Current Members

The Commission is comprised of a diverse group of people representing the public and constituents. Their counsel and work help to ensure the success of Seattle Center. They are a resource that is capable of and ready to contribute more to the work of elected officials, when needed. Please contact the Seattle Center Advisory Commission via email and centercommission@seattle.gov.

Eric Berlinberg
Head of Program Management
Amazon Prime Air

Lara Mae D. Chollette
Head of People Operations
Atomo Coffee

Gloria Connors
Connors & Co

Mark Dederer
Director, Philanthropic Services
Hohimer Wealth Management

Michael George
Senior Consultant
Kidder Mathews

Holly D. Golden
Hills Clark Martin & Peterson

Stacey E. Hutchison
Director of Content Policy
Audible Inc.

Meral Kandymova
Get Engaged Member

Koichi Kobayashi
Kobayashi Global

Will Ludlam
Western Region President
Weber Shandwick

Matthew Mead
Director, Social Media Strategy

John Olensky
Senior Consultant
Architectural Building Envelope Repair

Sarah Rich
Marketing Consultant
Self Employed

Kamala Saxton
Marination LLC

Joy R. Shigaki
President & CEO
Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Upcoming Meeting Dates

July 11, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Hybrid meeting: Seattle Center Armory Loft 3 or Webex (dial-in information provided in the monthly agenda)


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