Sound Communities is guided by a steering committee comprised of leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors with a vision of leveraging our transit investment to bolster housing affordability, social equity and collective resilience on a regional scale. The committee was first established in 2018. Steering committee members operate in volunteer capacities, and not as representatives of their affiliated organizations. Steering committee members include:
Josh Brown, Puget Sound Regional Council
Gregg Colburn, University of Washington
Jessyn Farrell, Civic Ventures and former WA State Representative, 46th District
Al Levine, University of Washington
Patience Malaba, Housing Development Consortium
Rick Mohler, University of Washington
Peter Orser, Weyerhauser Real Estate CEO (retired)
Faith Pettis, Pacifica Law Group
Darryl Smith, HomeSight
In 2019, Sound Communities received $150,000 in funding from the Washington State Department of Commerce. In 2020, Sound Communities received $150,000 in funding from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.
We are seeking additional funding for the site study and fiscal analysis.