Most Influential People

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Seattle magazine’s Most Influential People of 2021

These innovators took bold actions and big risks during a trying year. From the arts to civic engagement to business, here's a look at those who made a measurable difference across the state in 2021.

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25 Most Influential People in Seattle 2020

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

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Movers & Shakers: Seattle’s Most Influential People of the Year 2019

Meet this year’s class of our Most Influential People: 35 Seattleites who are altering the fabric of our city

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Seattle’s Most Influential People 2019: ‘Seattle Times’ Reporter, Dominic Gates

As a reporter on the aerospace beat, Gates extensively covers the Boeing 737 MAX crisis

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Seattle’s Most Influential People 2019: Gov. Jay Inslee, US Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Judge James Robart, Ryan Vancil

From climate change to police accountability, these four public officials are bring important issues to the spotlight

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Seattle’s Most Influential People 2019: Recompose Founder, Katrina Spade

Spade's company will be doing the composting work once the Washington state human composting law goes into effect in May 2020

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Seattle’s Most Influential People 2019: Singer-songwriter, Brandi Carlile

On top of her Grammy wins, Carlile is the cofounder of the Looking Out Foundation, which funds humanitarian causes

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Seattle’s Most Influential People 2019: Arts Education Advocate, Lara Davis

The Creative Advantage has doubled the number of music and visual arts programs in Seattle elementary schools

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Seattle’s Most Influential People 2019: HistoryLink Executive Director and Cofounder, Marie McCaffrey

HistoryLink celebrated its 20th anniversary this year