Meetup Video: May 2021 with Sam Assefa


Sam Assefa joined for the May meetup as out guest speaker. Assefa formerly served as Director of the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development. In March, he retired from the agency after serving the the city for nearly five years. Assefa looked back on the city’s planning priorities and principles and what is doing now.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. Stephen lives in Kenmore and primarily covers land use and transportation issues for The Urbanist.