Monthly Meetups

Due to Covid-19, our monthly meetups have switched to an online format. Join us for our monthly meetup for networking, advocacy, and learning opportunities. Each meetup features a special guest speaker and happens from 6:15pm to 7:30pm every second Tuesday of the month. Once the pandemic is over, we’ll likely begin hosting our meetups in-person at Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee (605 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104).

Check out our events calendar or Facebook page for meetup invitations and details.

One benefit of the online format is that we can offer videos from recent meetups for people who missed it live.

Past Guest Speakers

Each month, we welcome guest speakers to talk about issues that matter to them. The following is a list of some past speakers:

  • Bryce Yadon, Policy Director of Futurewise
  • Marc Dones, CEO of King County Regional Homeless Authority
  • Anna Zivarts, Director of the Disability Mobility Initiative
  • Members of 350 Seattle, a local group that working toward climate justice
  • Don Blakeney, Vice President of Advocacy & Economic Development at the Downtown Seattle Association
  • Gordon Padelford, Executive Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
  • Timothy Harris, Founding Director of Real Change
  • M. Lorena González, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Members of MOAR (More Options for Accessory Residences)
  • Katie Wilson, General Secretary of the Transit Riders Union
  • Shaun Scott, candidate for the Seattle City Council and a writer, historian, and filmmaker
  • Kelsey Mesher of Cascade Bicycle Club
  • Erin House, Field Director of Seattle For Everyone
  • Community Package Coalition representatives, including Alex Hudson of the First Hill Improvement Association, Kelsey Mesher of Cascade Bicycle Club, McCaela Daffern of Capitol Hill Housing, and Riisa Conklin of the Freeway Park Association
  • Scott Kubly, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation
  • Zachary DeWolf, President of the Capitol Hill Community Council and Seattle School Boardmember
  • Cynthia Brothers, Writer for Vanishing Seattle
  • Kathy Lambert, Metropolitan King County Councilmember
  • Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation
  • Erika Harris, Senior Planner at the Puget Sound Regional Council
  • John Burbank, Executive Director of the nonprofit Economic Opportunity Institute
  • Teresa Mosqueda, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Cary Moon, former candidate for Seattle Mayor
  • Cathy Tuttle, Executive Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
  • Samuel Assefa, Director of the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
  • Rob Johnson, Seattle City Councilmember and former Executive Director at Transportation Choices Coalition
  • Noel Frame, Representative in the Washington State Legislature
  • Hilary Franz, Commissioner of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and former Executive Director of Futurewise
  • Northwest Women’s Leadership Initiative, including Kris Wilson, Executive Director of Urban Land Institute (ULI) Northwest, and Kris Wilson, a partner at Perkins Coie
  • Nicole Macri, Representative in the Washington State Legislature
  • Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Kane Pham, a University of Technology Sydney research candidate
  • Mike O’Brien, Seattle City Councilmember
  • Members of Move All Seattle Sustainably (MASS) coalition