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 InformationPurpose
Dept. of Planning & Development (DPD)
Joel Lehn
206-615-0726
Occupancy/Tent/Bldg Structure Permits
Dept. of Planning & Development (DPD)
Jeffrey Stalter
206-615-1760
Noise Variances
Dept. of Neighborhoods (DON)
Karen Ko
206-233-3732
Neighborhood Outreach
Fire Dept. - Fire Marshal's Office
Capt. Tim Munnis
206-386-1355
Assembly/Occupancy, Propane, Open flame, Tent, Fireworks permits. Evaluation/approval of fire lanes and egress/access
Fire Dept. - Fire Marshal's Office
Lt. Tom Heun
206-386-1209
Assembly/Occupancy, Propane, Open flame, Tent, Fireworks permits. Evaluation/approval of fire lanes and egress/access
Fire Dept – Medic One
Lt. Craig Aman
206-386-1063
Emergency Medical Services, Event Medical Plans
King County Metro
Yaz Yambe
206-477-5842
All events that involve bus routes
King County Metro
Glenn Bartolome
206-477-5781
All events that involve bus routes
Parks and Recreation
Jeff Hodges
206-684-4080
All events that use or affect Seattle parks
Public Health - Seattle & King County
Rosemary Byrne
206-296-4632
Food permits for all vendors
Revenue & Consumer Protection Division
Brenda Strickland
206-684-8404
Business licenses, inspections for all promoters and vendors
Revenue & Consumer Protection Division
Cherie MacLeod
206-684-8402
Business licenses, inspections for all promoters and vendors
Risk Management
Keith Ayling
206-386-4531
Insurance coverage and certificate review
Dept. of Transportation (SDOT)
Mike Shea
206-684-5098
Street use permits, traffic control plans
Seattle Center
Lance Miller
206-615-1827
Seattle Center Events and Operations
Seattle Police
Lt. Ken Hicks
206-684-8706
Traffic - Fixed Post
Seattle Police
Lt. Mark Kuehn
206-684-8753
Traffic - Motorcycle Unit
Seattle Police
Lt. Marc Olson
206-233-2590
Seattle Harbor Patrol
Seattle Police
Sgt. Kevin Haistings
206-684-4071
Seattle Harbor Patrol
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU)
Pat Kaufman
206-684-4512
Recycling and Composting
Washington State Liquor Control Board
Lt. Susan Blaker
206-276-2162
All events that involve alcohol