MID Ratepayer Board

Funded by downtown property owners through a City of Seattle ordinance, the Metropolitan Improvement District 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

MID Ratepayer Advisory Board Members

Charlie Bauman


barrientos | RYAN

Janice Blair

Downtown Resident

Aaron Blankers

Assistant Vice President

Washington Holdings

Andrea Carnes

Chief Operations Officer

Plymouth Housing

Colleen Chalmers

Program Manager

Chief Seattle Club

Cary Clark

Chief Strategy Officer

Argosy Cruises

David Coffey

Executive Director

Recovery Cafe

Felicia Collier

Associate Director


Holly Gardner

Vice President

The Schuster Group

Ben Grace

Community Marketing & Internal Events Manager


Molly Hancock

Vice President, Programs


Wassef Haroun


Mamnoon Restaurant

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 & CEO

The CWD Group Inc. AAMC

Pam King

Property Manager

Urban Visions

Erik Lausund

Vice President, Research

Seattle Children's Research Institute

Ed Leigh

Vice President Investments

Equity Residential

Collin Madden

Founding Partner

GEM Real Estate

Jim Miller

Executive Director

Millionair Club Charity

Danielle Nicas

Director of Security

Seattle Art Museum

Michael Pagana

Director of Operations

Ethan Stowell Restaurants

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