About the Board

The Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB) was established by the City Council (Ordinance 125324) to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on programs and services supported by the tax revenue. 

CAB Members

The composition of the Sweetened Beverage Tax Community Advisory Board (CAB) is guided by Ordinance 125324 (Section 4). The CAB consists of 11 members who are residents of the City of Seattle or work within the boundaries of the City of Seattle. Six members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Five members are appointed by the City Council. The 11 members meet the following criteria:

  • Three members have experience implementing community-based programs dedicated to expanding healthy food access and food security;
  • Two members represent populations who are disproportionally impacted by diseases related to the consumption of sugary drinks, with preference given to a parent of a student in the Seattle School District or a child in a Seattle-based early learning program, or a youth representative aged 16-24;
  • Four members have expertise in public health and nutrition with experience managing, researching, or evaluating programs related to the health effects of consuming sugary beverages, particularly among children and their families; 
  • Two members have expertise in education and early learning, with an emphasis on learning from birth to age five.
Name Position Title Term Begin Date Term End Date Appointing Authority
  Jaimée Marsh
  Food Access Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Council
  Barbara Baquero   Food Access Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Mayor
  Rebecca Finkle   Food Access Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Mayor
  Vacant   Community Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Mayor
  Tanika Thompson (Co-Chair)   Community Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Council
  Christina Wong   Public Health Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Council
  Laura Flores Cantrell   Public Health Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Council
  Jen Moss (Co-Chair)
  Public Health Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Mayor
  Paul E. Sherman
  Public Health Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Mayor
  Munira Mohamed     
  Early Learning Representative  9/1/2019  8/31/2023  Council
  Dan Torres    Early Learning Representative  9/1/2017  8/31/2021  Mayor