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Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Dennis Comer

Dennis Comer, a small business owner and former military officer, serves as the Executive Director for the Central Area Collaborative. A founding member of the Central Area Collaborative and Central Area Land Use Review Committee, his work within the community helped facilitate the creation of Central Area Design Guidelines and… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Melissa Watkinson

A citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and descendant of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Melissa Watkinson partnered with the Urban Indian Health Institute during her first year on the Environmental Justice Committee, serving as Co-Chair her following years as a community liaison. She currently works at Washington Sea Grant as… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and King Conservation District Announce Funding for Environmental Justice and Food Access Projects

Seven organizations to receive a total of $483,000 through the King Conservation District-Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program The City of Seattle and King Conservation District are proud to announce funding for projects advancing environmental justice, food access, and natural resource monitoring work around Seattle. With grants ranging from $58,844 to… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Abdullahi Jama

Abdullahi Jama is a current member of the EJC with a long history of advocacy and community building, in both his South Seattle East African community and in his home country of Somalia, where he previously taught Human Rights Law at the Somali National University. Abdullahi was a member of… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Paulina López

Paulina López has lived and worked in the South Seattle region for over a decade, engaging her community on the grassroots level through volunteer work in South Park, where she promotes action on local social and environmental justice issues, such as the Superfund clean-up of the Duwamish River. A key… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Debolina Banerjee

Bringing with her an extensive background in environmentally sustainable city planning and grassroots activism, Debolina Banerjee joined the EJC committed to amplifying community voices in the fight for just, equitable development. She currently works as a Climate Policy Analyst for Puget Sound Sage, where she delivers research-based analysis of climate… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: César García

César García has been a member of the EJC since 2017. Working as an interpreter, César found his calling in advocating for his community in North Seattle. He co-founded the Lake City Collective (LCC) in 2018 and currently serves as Co-Director, where he works to uplift and empower the diverse… [ Keep reading ]

Environmental Justice Leadership Spotlight: Nancy Huizar

This article the first in the “EJC Spotlight” series – highlighting the backgrounds and work of current and former Environmental Justice Committee (EJC) members. Since 2017, the EJC has strived to uplift those most impacted by environmental inequities and center community needs in the City’s environmental efforts while building partnerships… [ Keep reading ]

Help Speak for the Trees! Currently Seeking Applicants for the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission

Are you passionate about the future of Seattle’s trees and green spaces? Interested in using your personal expertise to help shape the management of Seattle’s urban forest? Help the Emerald City keep its nickname and become a member of UFC, Seattle Urban Forestry Commission! The UFC was established in 2009… [ Keep reading ]