Seattle’s Most Influential People
Making a significant difference in our community
By Rob Smith January 8, 2024
They are just four of Seattle magazine’s Most Influential People of 2024. These extraordinary individuals sometimes (not always) toil in obscurity, but they’re fighting to improve their communities with whatever means available. They are truly heroes working to make our constantly changing city, state, and nation more livable, accessible, and equal.
The list is based on three main criteria:
Who are the (potentially) unsung heroes who did something significant last year? Who is working selflessly to find solutions to our region’s or world’s problems? Who has been behind some of the year’s biggest news stories? It’s not often who you think.
All approach their work or activism from a unique lens. All are making a difference in our community.
These are Seattle’s Most Influential People. Join us every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday over the next two months as we roll out stories highlighting their impactful work.
- Mari Horita, Mimi Gan, Maya Mendoza-Exstrom, Betti Fujikado, Katherine Cheng (OSAYS)
- Matt Chan
- Conrad Reynoldson
- Vivian Phillips
- Cynthia Brothers
- Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe
- Sheila Edwards Lange
- Quinton Morris