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Project Advisory Team
May 14, 2002

  1. Beacon Hill Chamber of Commerce
    George Robertson. George, a self-employed architect, lives and works on Beacon Hill and is a member of the Beacon Hill Chamber of Commerce. George has been involved with the design and construction of many prominent Seattle-area buildings. In recent years George has specialized in the design of convention, conference, and meeting facilities. George has served on a number of civic committees including the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, the Seattle Downtown Plan Committee, and the Denny Regrade Community Council. He was on the Jefferson Site Planning PAT.

  2. Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks
    Kellye Hilde. Kellye is a member of Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks. She was on the Cheasty Blvd. consultant selection committee. Kelllye has a degree in landscape architecture with an emphasis in historic preservation and planning. She currently works for a residential design firm.

  3. Parent of Before & After Program Participant
    Antelmo Reyes Mondragon. Antelmo has a son who attend the Jefferson Community Center Before & After program. His partner works at El Centro De la Raza

  4. Jefferson Community Center Advisory Council
    Liz Walsh-Boyd. Liz lives on Beacon Hill with her husband and young daughter. She is the secretary of the Jefferson Community Center Advisory Council, a member of Beacon Hill Friends of the Library committee, and involved with the Richard Hugo House which promotes creative writing.

  5. Jefferson Community Center, Coordinator
    Randy Smith. Randy is coordinator of the Jefferson Park Community Center. He works closely with all of the groups that use Jefferson Community Center and Jefferson Park. He is involved with scheduling, staffing, facility maintenance, coordinating volunteers, and resolving conflicts between different groups. Randy has been with the Parks Department for 28 years. In recent years, Randy has been involved with the design and construction of the Beacon Ave. Median, several community centers, a children's play area, a tennis court, and many general park improvement projects. Randy was on the Jefferson site planning PAT.

  6. Jefferson Park Alliance
    Dave Budd. Dave is a member of the Jefferson Park Alliance. He lives on Beacon Hill, very close to Jefferson Park and was actively involved with neighborhood planning. He and his wife have a pre-school age child. Dave is an administrator for a health care non-profit organization.

  7. Seattle School District
    Otis Campbell. Otis is the physical education teacher at Beacon Hill Elementary, which is located a short distance from Jefferson Park. He coordinates the Beacon Hill Elementary Unicycle Team.

  8. North Beacon Hill Council
    Kevin Lee, O.D. Kevin was on the site planning PAT and is on the Cheasty PAT. Kevin grew up on Beacon Hill and continues to live there. He attended the local neighborhood schools and got a degree in microbiology from UW, worked for Harborview for many years, and then returned to school and now works as an optometrist. He speaks, reads & writes Mandarin, Cantonese & Toisanese. He served on the Seattle Chinese Chinatown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is a past member of the National Association of Chinese Americans, and is a past member of the Seattle Chinese Athletic Association where his younger brother is a coach.

  9. Seattle Chinese Athletic Association (SCAA)
    Greg Kogita. Greg is treasurer of the SCAA and a member of the Jefferson Community Center Advisory Council. He lives near Jefferson Park. He and his daughters volunteer to assist with Community Center sponsored events.

  10. Union Gospel Mission (UGM)
    Bill Ruebel. Bill is athletic director for Union Gospel Mission's Youth Services, which draws from a group of at risk youth for its programs. He coordinates youth basketball & track, and is a volunteer basketball coach. Bill also helps coordinate Jefferson Community Center's track program.

  11. Pickleball
    Jean Cowhorn. Jean participates in Senior Adult Pickleball at Rainier CC and VanAssalt CC. She is a retired sales rep for Olga Company where she sold women's lingerie to stores in the northwest. Jean grew up in Seattle, but spent time in Okinawa and Virginia before moving back to Seattle. She has three children, the youngest just graduated from college.
Updated December 21, 2006
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