MID Ratepayer Advisory Board

Funded by downtown property owners through a City of Seattle ordinance, the Metropolitan Improvement District supports clean, safe and hospitality services, as well as homeless outreach efforts in six downtown neighborhoods. In addition, MID funding supports 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.

MID Ratepayer Advisory Board Members

Mark Astor


Martin Smith, Inc

Andy Bench

Vice President – Project Manager

Wright Runstad & Company

Janice Blair

Downtown Resident

Aaron Blankers

Vice President

Washington Holdings

Jeff Blunk

Senior Manager Investigations - Asset Protection


Rick Crawford

Director of Resource Development

Recovery Café

Allison Delong

General Manager

Tishman Speyer

Brandon Gardiner

Senior Property Manager


Ben Grace

Community Marketing & Internal Events Manager


Valerie Heide Mudra

Downtown Resident

Stephen Hilbert

Downtown Resident

Marshall Johnson

President & CEO

The CWD Group Inc. AAMC

Tim Kuniholm

Director of Public Affairs

Seattle Aquarium

Erik Lausund

Vice President, Research

Seattle Children's Research Institute

Ed Leigh

Vice President Investments

Equity Residential

Simone Loban


Simone David Barbershop

Collin Madden

Founding Partner

GEM Real Estate

Michael Pagana

Director of Operations

Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Ross Peyton

Vice President of Leasing

Madison Marquette

Lori Richards

General Manager - Seattle Met Park

Avison Young

Allison Shephard

Development Director

Holland Partner Group

Dan Temkin


Block 41 / Westshore Development

Rebecca Uusitalo

General Manager, Seattle Central Business District + Denver

Urban Renaissance Group

Steve Van Til

Sr. Director, Portfolio Management

Vulcan, Inc.

Yichuan Zhao

Chief Asset Management Officer

Plymouth Housing