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25 Most Influential People in Seattle 2020

These innovators took bold actions and big risks during a trying year

First, Laura Clise; Second, Omari Salisbury; Third, Chris Murray; Fourth, Colleen Echohawk

Rob Smith

Most Influential People of 2018 Nominations Now Open!

Nominate someone you think is making a positive impact in our city today.

Our city is undergoing tremendous challenges, many of them related to growing pains, even as the city—and country—continues to grapple…

Seattle Magazine Staff

Seattle’s Most Influential People of 2014

51 people (plus a machine, an ordinance and screaming fans) are making Seattle what it is in 2014

It’s been a year of superlatives–highest minimum wage! First Super Bowl championship! Biggest transportation boondoggle!–and behind each high point (and…

Ameilia Apfel, Drew Atkins, Knute Berger, Celina Karieva, Alison Krupnic, Niki Stojnic, Karen West

Most Influential: Mike McGinn and Dow Constantine

Mayor McGinn and Executive Constantine made their mark

One sports a revolutionary’s beard, a feisty personality and a bike habit. The other evidences a Boy Scout mien, a…

Shannon O'Leary

Most Influential: King-5 News Susannah Frame

King-5 News Investigative Reporter Susannah Frame

When Susannah Frame launched her “Waste on the Water” series in March, detailing a state ferry system financially running amok,…

Shannon O'Leary

Most Influential: Partners on the Cascadia Center

Partners Miller Hull Partnership, Point 32, Schuchart, and The Bullitt Foundation collaborate to dev

The adage “If you build it, they will come” is in full experimental application at the corner of 15th Avenue…

Kate Calamusa

Most Influential: Consultant Mike Donlin

Program consultant for Seattle Public Schools' prevention-intervention services, Mike Donlin spearhe

The Pew Research Center reports that 30 percent of U.S. teens say they have been affected by hurtful text messages,…

Kate Calamusa

Person of the Year: The Police Officer

We are not accustomed to seeing police officers as victims

We are not accustomed to seeing police officers as victims. Or as villains. But the past year in the Puget…

John Levesque

Most Influential 2010: Dave Ross and Tom Douglas

Radio host Dave Ross and Restaurateur Tom Douglas show their patriotism and democracy

On April 1, Dave Ross, host of The Dave Ross Show on KIRO-FM, opened his morning broadcast with the news…

Deanna Duff

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