The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Hey Neighbor! series introduces you to the people behind the scenes working to build, strengthen, and engage the communities of Seattle.
Meet Jenifer Chao!
Jenifer serves as a Strategic Initiatives Advisor on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Outreach and Engagement team. She joined DON last November and works on citywide projects to embed community engagement throughout all levels of the planning process. Her key projects include Sound Transit 3 and the CID Framework in the Chinatown International District. She previously worked in the non-profit sector before joining the City of Seattle Human Services Department in 2009. Jenifer is from the Mien community, has two children and cares for her elderly parents and brother in-law who live with her. She enjoys spending time with her faith community and seeing her children grow up with their grandparents.
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