Community Advisory Committee

The Mayor appointed 32 members to a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide community perspectives and guidance during the search process for the new Police Chief. Members represent the diversity of Seattle and all five Seattle police precincts. CAC members include:

  • Pramila Jayapal, Co-Chair - Distinguished Taconic Fellow, Center for Community Change
  • Ron Sims, Co-Chair - Former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Pamela Banks - President and CEO, Urban League
  • Teresita Batayola - CEO, International Community Health Services
  • Isaiah Bridges - Franklin High School Student
  • Jabari Cook - Garfield High School Student
  • Merril Cousin - Executive Director, King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Toby Crittenden - Executive Director of the Washington Bus
  • Gregory Davis - Rainer Beach Community Empowerment Coalition
  • Dave Freiboth - Executive Secretary Treasurer of the King County Central Labor Council
  • Ollie Garrett - President, Tabor 100
  • Kay Godefroy - Founder and Executive Director, Seattle Neighborhood Group
  • Toshiko Hasegawa - President, Seattle Japanese American Citizens League
  • Bill Hobson - Executive Director, Downtown Emergency Service Center
  • Jay Westwind Wolf Hollingsworth - John T. Williams Organizing Committee
  • Grace Huang - Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Abdullahi Jama - Community Activist
  • Norman Johnson - Executive Director of Therapeutic Health Services
  • Kate Joncas - President and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association
  • Verlene Jones - A Phillip Randolph Institute
  • Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney - Former State Representative, 46th District
  • Paul Lambros - Executive Director, Plymouth Housing Group
  • Rev. Dr. Robert L. Manaway Sr. - Pastor, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
  • Estela Ortega - Executive Director, El Centro De La Raza
  • David Perez - Attorney, Perkins Coie
  • Michael Ramos - Executive Director of Social Justice Ministries, Church Council of Great Seattle
  • Eric Sano - President, Seattle Police Management Association
  • Steve Shulman - Owner, Leschi Food Mart, Seattle Police Foundation
  • Jennifer Shaw - Deputy Director, ACLU of Washington
  • Ron Smith - Incoming President, Seattle Police Officers Guild
  • Chris Stearns - Attorney, Native American Activist, Former Seattle Human Rights Commission Chair
  • Reverend Harriett Walden - Founder, Mothers for Police Accountability

CAC meetings are open to the public. Upcoming CAC meetings include:

  • Jan. 13, 2014 - City Hall, Room L280, 600 Fourth Ave., 6-8 p.m.
  • Feb. 13, 2014 - City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Ave., 6-8 p.m.