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LaKecia Farmer joins Strategic Initiatives team

LaKecia Farmer is a recent addition to our Strategic Initiatives team where she focuses on outreach and engagement around various policies including transportation, land use, zoning, and public safety.

Get to know a little bit about her below:

Where did you grow up?

Spokane, WA

What neighborhood do you call home?

Central District

What makes your neighborhood special?

Its roots in vibrant cultures and histories including Jewish, Japanese, and Black.

What did you do prior to joining the Department of Neighborhoods? What excited you about the work?

I worked for Councilmember O’Brien as a legislative aide doing outreach, policy, and administrative work. I loved meeting people, connecting them with the City’s rich resources, and amplifying their voice to Council.

What made you want to work at the Department of Neighborhoods?

I wanted to continue engaging folks across Seattle and center racial equity in my work. I want communities who have traditionally been left out of the conversation to feel and know they are heard and are a part of policy change that benefits everyone.

What’s your favorite place in Seattle and why?

The Station in Beacon Hill! That coffee shop brings everyone together.

What are you passionate about??

Social and racial justice, backpacking, dancing, and cats!