Contact Us

Special Events Office


specialeventsoffice@seattle.gov

FAX: (206) 684-7025

Mailing Address:
PO Box 94708
Seattle, WA 98124

Physical Address:
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave, Suite 5752
Seattle, WA 98104

Chris Swenson, Manager, Citywide Events
Chair, Special Events Committee
(206) 733-9245
chris.swenson@seattle.gov

Sam Mouser, Permit Specialist, Special Events Office
(206) 233-3948
sam.mouser@seattle.gov

Julie Borden, Administrative Specialist, Special Events Office
(206) 684-8017
julie.borden@seattle.gov

Special Events Committee Members

Agency/Department & Contact Information Purpose

Dept. of Transportation (SDOT) Street use permits, traffic control plans
Mike Shea
206-684-5098

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Recycling and Composting
Pat Kaufman
206-684-4512

Dept. of Planning & Development (DPD) Occupancy/Tent/Bldg Structure Permits
Joel Lehn
206-615-0726

Dept. of Planning & Development (DPD) Noise Variances
Jeffrey Stalter
206-615-1760

Risk Management Insurance coverage and certificate review
Keith Ayling
206-386-4531

Dept. of Neighborhoods (DON) Neighborhood Business Outreach
Karen Ko
206-233-3732

Parks and Recreation All events that use or affect Seattle parks
Jeff Hodges
206-684-4080

Revenue & Consumer Protection Division Business licenses, inspections for all promoters and vendors
Brenda Strickland
206-684-8404

Revenue & Consumer Protection Division Business licenses, inspections for all promoters and vendors
Cherie MacLeod
206-684-8402

Seattle Center Seattle Center Events and Operations
Lance Miller
206-615-1827

Fire Dept. - Fire Marshal's Office Assembly/Occupancy, Propane, Open flame, Tent, Fireworks permits. Evaluation/approval of fire lanes and egress/access
Capt. Tim Munnis
206-386-1355

Fire Dept. - Fire Marshal's Office Assembly/Occupancy, Propane, Open flame, Tent, Fireworks permits. Evaluation/approval of fire lanes and egress/access
Lt. Tom Heun
206-386-1209

Fire Dept – Medic One Emergency Medical Services, Event Medical Plans
Lt. Craig Aman
206-386-1063

Seattle Police Traffic - Fixed Post
Lt. Ken Hicks
206-684-8706

Seattle Police Traffic - Motorcycle Unit
Lt. Mark Kuehn
206-684-8753

Seattle Police Seattle Harbor Patrol
Lt. Marc Olson
206-233-2590

Seattle Police Seattle Harbor Patrol
Sgt. Kevin Haistings
206-684-4071

Public Health - Seattle & King County Food permits for all vendors
Rosemary Byrne
206-296-4632

King County Metro All events that involve bus routes
Yaz Yambe
206-477-5842

King County Metro All events that involve bus routes
Glenn Bartolome
206-477-5781

Washington State Liquor Control Board All events that involve alcohol
Lt. Susan Blaker
206-276-2162