We are building the Seattle of tomorrow as Seattleites committed to fostering a vibrant, diverse, and thriving community and innovation economy.

OUR MISSION

sea.citi is a network of tech and innovation companies strengthening our region by promoting civic engagement and building relationships between community, government, and innovation workers.


WHAT WE DO

sea.citi is activating our local innovation economy as a force for civic action. sea.citi designs and deploys campaigns across our membership on critical civic issues to raise awareness, garner support, and highlight direct pathways for action. We stimulate engagement across our industry and work in partnership with existing community organizations to strengthen their programs and organizations. In 2019 sea.citi hosted 18 events on complex community issues to highlight pathways for industry workers to take action and supported Seattle Public Schools by connecting STEM programming and volunteers to low-income schools through our greenlight initiative.

OUR FOCUS > REGIONAL CHALLENGES
Housing Affordability. Climate Change. Transportation Infrastructure.
We hear about these problems every day and want to support solutions. Finding a clear path to support solutions should not be difficult.

OUR NETWORK
The sea.citi membership is made up of 85,000+ local innovation workers. By providing straightforward pathways for engagement and understanding, sea.citi makes it easy for them to get involved in our community.


2019 ANNUAL REPORT

In our first year of operations 650 workers attended sea.citi events and volunteered in schools. We discussed current local transportation policy, highlighted innovative solutions to housing and homelessness, and learned how schools are funded. Innovators Engage brought together Seattle City Council candidates and workers to learn about each other. We delivered workshops on local civics across the industry and tabled at meet-up groups to ask tech to vote.

See what we accomplished during our first year


OUR TEAM

Nicholas Merriam | CEO

Nicholas Merriam | CEO

Nicholas Merriam | CEO

Nicholas Merriam is the Chief Engagement Officer for sea.citi and oversees strategy, operations, partnerships and member recruitment.

Luanda Arai | Program Manager

Luanda Arai | Program Manager

Luanda Arai | Program Manager

Luanda Arai is a Program Manager for sea.citi. She designs and runs programs across community, civics and tech.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Katherine Cheng | Expedia

Katherine Cheng | Expedia

Katherine Cheng | Expedia

Katherine Cheng is the Head of Global Corporate Citizenship and Community Relations for Expedia, Inc.

Steve Schwartz | Tableau Software

Steve Schwartz | Tableau Software

Steve Schwartz | Tableau Software

Steve Schwartz is the Senior Manager of Public Affairs for Tableau Software.

Eileen Sullivan | Amazon

Eileen Sullivan | Amazon

Eileen Sullivan | Amazon

Eileen Sullivan is the Senior Manager for Washington State Government Affairs at Amazon.

OUR BOARD

sea.citi’s Board of Directors includes representatives from some of Seattle’s most significant employers.

Tom Alberg | Madrona

Tom Alberg | Madrona

Tom Alberg | Madrona

Tom Alberg is the Co-Founder of Madrona Venture Group and Director of Impinij, Inc.

Brian Boland | Facebook

Brian Boland | Facebook

Brian Boland | Facebook

Brian Boland is Vice President of Product Marketing, Operations and Analytics at Facebook.

Heather Redman | Flying Fish Partners

Heather Redman | Flying Fish Partners

Heather Redman | Flying Fish Partners

Heather Redman is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Flying Fish Partners.

Samantha Tripoli | Zillow Group

Samantha Tripoli | Zillow Group

Samantha Tripoli | Zillow Group

Samantha Tripoli is the Community Engagement Program Manager at Zillow Group.

Susie Vowinkel | Google

Susie Vowinkel | Google

Susie Vowinkel | Google

Susie Vowinkel is Industry Director, Travel at Google.

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Vulcan

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Activating the technology sector as a force for civic engagement in Seattle