Nick Licata, Seattle City Councilmember
BA, Bowling Green State University, 1969
MA, Sociology, from University of Washington, 1973
Insurance Broker with Sprague Israel Giles from 1981 to 1997
Consultant to City Government from 1979 to 1981
Director at WashPIRG at UW Campus from 1977 to 1979
Program Evaluator at Youth Advocates from 1975 to 1977
Civic Activity and Community Involvement (starting most recent):
Founder and board member of The Civic Foundation. A voluntary organization devoted to promoting neighborhood issues.
President of the 911 Media Arts Center board. This state's only non-profit, educational organization supporting the creative use of media as a communication and art-making tool in a democratic society.
Co-Chair of Citizens for More Important Things. The group opposed excessive public funding of professional sports stadiums. It wrote King County Initiative 16 and collected over 73,000 signatures to get it validated.
Founder of Friends of Westlake Park. Created to retain the pedestrian character of the entire Westlake Plaza area by keeping autos off of Pine St.
President of the Metropolitan Democratic Club. An organization independent of the Democratic Party but supportive of it.
Officer of the International District Rotary Club. Helped lead the effort to admit women to Rotary.
President of CHECC. The organization monitored city government.
Founding Board Member of the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (CHHIP). A non-profit that made housing loans available and now make low-income housing units available.
Founder of the Seattle Sun. A community newspaper published in the '70's and '80's.
Publisher of the Seattle's First "People's Yellow Pages." Seattle's first extensive guide to community organizations, social service agencies, and political groups.
Officer of the University District Community Council. Helped stop the construction of future high-rises in that community.
Past Board Member of Center for Global Security Studies. Focused on Asian/Pacific disarmament issues and supporting indigenous rights in the Pacific.
Past Board Member of ACLU of Washington State. Defending first amendment rights.