Historic Seattle is governed by its Preservation and Development Authority Council and its Preservation Foundation Board.

Council members provide expertise in architecture, urban planning, real estate development, engineering, finance, non-profit management, and historic preservation.

Foundation Board members are committed philanthropists who support Historic Seattle’s mission and introduce others to preservation.


David Yeaworth, Chair
Rick Sever, Vice Chair
Valerie Tran, Secretary
Kate Krafft, Ex-Officio

Connie Walker Gray
Mary McCumber
Peter Mills
Alyssa Alcantara
Michael Powe
Vernon Abelsen
Stephanie Toothman
Jack O’Connor

Foundation Board

James Fearn, President
Kji Kelly (Historic Seattle’s Executive Director)

John Bennett
Marcia Wagoner