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Governance

The initiative is governed by a collaborative partnership of community leaders, government entities and philanthropic organizations. Together, we create priorities and collaborative solutions in communities, engage multiple organizations in institutional, systems and policy change, and foster innovations in equity, through leadership and capacity building in a regional learning community.

Upcoming meetings

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Chinook Building
401 5th Ave, Conf. Rm. 121
Seattle, WA 98104

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Seattle Foundation
1601 5th Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, Apr. 20, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Chinook Building
401 5th Ave, Conf. Rm. 121
Seattle, WA 98104

Friday, May 18, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Seattle Foundation
1601 5th Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, June 15, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Chinook Building
401 5th Ave, Conf. Rm. 126
Seattle, WA 98104

Friday, July 20, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Seattle Foundation
1601 5th Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Chinook Building
401 5th Ave, Conf. Rm. 121
Seattle, WA 98104

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Seattle Foundation
1601 5th Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Chinook Building
401 5th Ave, Conf. Rm. 121
Seattle, WA 98104

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Seattle Foundation
1601 5th Ave, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm
Chinook Building
401 5th Ave, Conf. Rm. 121
Seattle, WA 98104

Membership and meeting materials

  • Adam Taylor
  • Andrea Estes
  • Betsy Jones
  • Deanna Dawson
  • Gordon McHenry Jr.
  • Jenn Ramirez Robson
  • Matelita Jackson
  • Lydia Assefa-Dawson
  • Laura Hitchcock
  • Michael Brown
  • Nathan Smith
  • Paola Maranan
  • Sili Savusa
  • Tony To
  • Ubax Gardheere

From April-October 2014, a design committee composed of 50/50 representation of community and institutional partners developed the larger COO framework, identified potential outcomes, and designed a process for identifying investment neighborhoods.

Data and evaluation

Evaluators, staff, and community partners are working together to review data to inform COO strategies and evaluate the progress of COO. COO stakeholders and community partners will provide input on evaluation activities, interpretation and dissemination of findings.

The evaluation will be designed to answer the question,

To what extent and in what ways has the initiative's cross-cutting strategies strengthened community connections and increased equity in housing, health, and economic conditions in King County?

Check back on this page for more details as the COO evaluation plan is finalized.


One COO strategy focuses on investing in geographic areas with inequities in health and well-being outcomes (place-based funding). This map identifies the geographic areas that are eligible for COO place-based funding.


Interested in learning more about the COO data and evaluation work? Contact Andréa Akita, COO Executive Director, at Andrea.Akita@kingcounty.gov