MID Ratepayer Board

Funded by downtown property owners through a City of Seattle ordinance, the Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) supports clean, safe, hospitality and outreach services in six downtown neighborhoods, as well as economic development, marketing and transportation services. The MID is governed by a Ratepayer Advisory Board, a group of ratepayers who meet quarterly to help oversee MID operations. The board governs the contract for DSA’s management of the MID and also approves the annual budget.

Officers and Committee Chairs

Ratepayer Board

Richard Beckerman

Chief Operating Officer

Seattle Art Museum

Mary Bingham

Property Management & Leasing

Clise Properties Inc.

Janice Blair

Downtown Resident

Aaron Blankers

MID Ratepayer Advisory Board Chair; Assistant Vice President, Washington Holdings

Cary Clark

Chief Strategy Officer

Argosy Cruises

Johan Fredrikson

Property Manager

Martin Smith Inc

Valerie Heide Mudra

Downtown Resident

Stephen Hilbert

Downtown Resident

Diane Holliday Germain

General Manager

The Westin Seattle

Daniel Johnson

Administrative. Services Manager

Washington State Convention Center

Marshall Johnson

President and CEO

The CWD Group Inc. AAMC

Pam King

Property Manager

Urban Visions

Sherry Lawson

MID Ratepayer Advisory Board Vice Chair; Asset Manager and Retail Transaction Manager, Amazon


Dean McColgan

Downtown Resident

Jim Miller

Executive Director

Millionair Club Charity

Brett Phillips

Sustainability Project Manager

Unico Properties LLC

Jane Savard

Downtown Resident

Steve Van Til

Sr. Director, Portfolio Management

Vulcan, Inc.

Jim Werth

Marketing Manager