Hey Neighbor: Meet Allynn Ruth

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 Allynn Ruth

Allynn is a proud career civil servant, having served ten years at the City Council, five years with the Department of Community Development, and the last thirty years in her “favorite job” as a project manager on our Neighborhood Matching Fund team.  She enjoys the outdoors and, in her younger life, was a member of an award-winning ski race team.  Her favorite thing to do is spend time with young people. She is a reading tutor at a local elementary school and teaches Sunday School to junior high kids. She is totally lost in the music of Motown and could listen to the Temptations sing “My Girl” and “Lady Soul” for the rest of her life.