Contact Us

Special Events Office

FAX: (206) 684-0379

Mailing Address:
PO Box 94708
Seattle, WA 98124

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

Kiah Patzkowsky, Special Events Program Manager
(206) 883-6110

Hannah Tyo, Permit Specialist, Special Events Office
(206) 684-8017

Leslie Kodish, Administrative Specialist
(206) 684-8993

Special Events Committee Members

Agency/Department & Contact Information Purpose
Dept. of Neighborhoods (DON)
Sonny Nguyen
(206) 386-1552
Neighborhood Notification/Community Outreach
FAS/Revenue & Consumer Protection Division
Toner Eren
(206) 256-5416
Admissions Tax 
Business licenses, Tradeshow License, inspections for all promoters and vendors. 
SFD/Fire Department - Fire Prevention Division
Capt. Nicolas Crosser 
Lt. Keith Wyatt 
(206) 386-1209
Assembly/Occupancy, Propane, Open flame, Tent, Fireworks permits. Evaluation/approval of fire lanes and egress/access
Fire Dept – Medic One
Lt. James Curtis
(206) 386-1063
Emergency Medical Services, Event Medical Plans
King County Metro 
Jonathan Rose 
(206) 477-9752
Chris Hanson 
(206) 477-9717
All events on streets or blocks with bus routes. 
Parks and Recreation
Carl Bergquist
(206) 684-4080, ext. 3
All events in a City of Seattle Park or which affect a city park 
SPD/Seattle Police Department 
Lt. Bryan Clenna, Traffic Unit 
(206) 684-8753
Lt. Joshua Ziemer, SPOC
All events requiring police officers including: traffic control, crowd control, security, and harbor patrol 
SDCI/Department of Construction and Inspections - Noise 
James Dasher 
(206) 615-1190  
Anthony Jagow 
(206) 615-1760 
Dan Powers 
(206) 615-1394
Noise Abatement, Seattle Noise Ordinance, TNV – Temporary Noise Variance Permit
SDCI/Department of Construction and Inspections – Structures 
Dean Greenleaf 
(206) 733-9056
April Bottman-Haase 
(206) 233-7179
Temporary Stages/Pavilions/Structures/Occupancies
SDOT/Seattle Department of Transportation
Trevor Partap 
(206) 684-5067
Any use of public streets, right-of-way, sidewalks, alleys, and traffic control plans (TCP). 
Seattle Center
Gretchen Lenihan
(206) 684-7299
Seattle Center Event Schedule & Operations

SKPH/Seattle & King County Public Health - Food Safety
Rosemary Byrne
(206) 263-8436

Ming Leung

All food served to the public, all food vendors/trucks/booths. 

SPU/Seattle Public Utilities
Joycelyn Chui 

Sheryl Anayas

Green Business - (206) 343-8505

Recycling, composting and waste management.
WSLCB/WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board
Lt. Robert Rieder, Enforcement & Education Division 
(206) 947-1951 
Beth Lehman, Licensing & Regulation Division 
(360) 664-1792
All events that involve alcohol being served/provided/sold, beer gardens, alcohol areas. 
Risk Management – Insurance 
Travis Steichen 
(206) 386-0071
Insurance requirements.
City Hall Plaza - Reservations 
Eddie Scott 
(206) 386-4077
All use of City Hall Plaza. 

Special Events

Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8017
Fax: (206) 684-7025

The City of Seattle plays a strong role in helping event planners bring people together safely and successfully in both city-wide and neighborhood events.