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Staff Biography

Doug Trumm

Executive Director

Doug Trumm started volunteering with The Urbanist in 2015 as a writer and has served as editor and publication director. He graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW in 2019 with a concentration in (you guessed it) urban policy. He lives in East Fremont/West Wallingford and loves to explore the city on his bike. His cat Ole is a national treasure. Follow him on Twitter @dmtrumm or send him an email at doug [at] theurbanist [dot] org.

Recent Articles

Mayor Harrell Unveils $970 Million Housing Levy Proposal

Hamstrung by rising building costs, Seattle's seven-year levy would fund 3,000 affordable homes. The Seattle Housing Levy is due for renewal this year, and Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled a $970 million proposal on Thursday that...
Two pedestrians and a car watch the RapidRide H bus go by.

Bus Service Needs Investment Rather Than Neglect

Transit is at a crossroads. The pandemic upended a period of growing ridership and service that saw Seattle lead the nation in both the rate of ridership gains and car-free household formation. It also...

Kicking Off Our Spring 2023 Subscriber Drive

We’re launching our Spring Subscriber Drive at a momentous time. We just had a monster week covering some pivotal Sound Transit happenings, providing deep dives and explainers you can’t get anywhere else. We also...

The Urbanist is Hiring a Full-Time Managing Editor, Join Our Team!

We are excited to announce that The Urbanist is hiring. We're seeking a full-time managing editor to oversee our publication's production team. The Managing Editor will guide our coverage and uphold our standards for...
The view down 5th Avenue S with the King County Jail and skyway passage.

Sound Transit Board Backs Last-Minute Proposal to Skip Chinatown and Midtown Stations

The 4th Avenue Shallow and Shallower and Midtown station options remain in contention, but with Mayor Harrell warning against "false hope." In a marathon five-hour meeting Thursday afternoon, the Sound Transit Board of Directors fundamentally...