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

Breaking Down the New Seattle City Council Map Proposal

Magnolia is getting split in two in the first official proposal (interactive map here) from the redistricting commission deciding the borders for Seattle's seven City Council districts. Splitting Magnolia between District 6 and District...

Manchin-Approved Climate Bill Focuses on Electric Car Rebates and Ignores Transit, Walking, and Biking

Yesterday, Senate Democrats made a surprise announcement that they finally had a climate bill likely to clear the chamber after Sen. Joe Manchin (D - West Virginia) finally acquiesced after blocking a series of...

Mosqueda Celebrates 1,769 Homes Funded by JumpStart, as Chamber Drops Appeal

JumpStart scored another victory last week. After facing a string of defeats in its legal challenges, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce revealed last Monday they would not be pursuing further legal action to...

No Sign of Republican Wave, Washingtonians Turn to Democrats for Housing Fixes

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Outpacing Suburbs, Seattle Grows 20,100 in One Year in Latest State Population Estimate

Seattle's population rebounded from its brief pandemic dip with a vengeance according to the latest population estimates from the Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM). The Emerald City set a new OFM high...