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Peter Steinbrueck

Position 4 | Commissioner

(206) 787-3034

Position 4 | Commissioner

Current Term:  January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2021

Current Office:  President

Previous Commission Office:  Secretary

Current Port Commission Committee Assignments:

  • Art Oversight Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Aviation Committee

Current Outside Board Assignments:

  • Alaskan Way Viaduct Oversight Committee
  • Growth Management Policy Board (Puget Sound Regional Council)
  • Highline Forum
  • SR-509 Executive Committee
  • Soundside Alliance
  • Economic Development Council Board and Executive Committee


  • Bachelor of Arts, Government, Bowdoin College
  • Master of Arts, Architecture, University of Washington

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About Commissioner Steinbrueck: 

Peter Steinbrueck was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Bowdoin College with a major in government and earned his Master's degree in architecture from the University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, community planner and urban strategist.

As a former three-term Seattle city council member from 1997 to 2007, Peter led numerous legislative efforts to advance innovative programs and policies in comprehensive planning, land use and development, parks and open space, affordable housing, climate protection and renewable energies, water conservation, municipal waste reduction, and urban mobility.

In 2008 Peter founded Steinbrueck Urban Strategies, a mission-driven professional consulting practice with an emphasis on driving best practices for greening cities.  Peter is a Harvard University Loeb Fellow, where, in 2010, his research at the GSD and Kennedy Schools focused on urban environmental policy and sustainable cities. Peter Steinbrueck is a sought-after public speaker, writer and thought leader on sustainable urban policy.

Peter volunteers and has served on the boards and advisory councils of many organizations locally and nationally,  including AIA Center for Civic Leadership, Harvard University Working Group for Sustainable Cities, Walkable Livable Communities Institute, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Washington Environmental Council, Seattle Library Foundation, Market Foundation, Feet First, United Indians of All Tribes Labateyah Youth Home and Green Seattle Partnership.

Peter is the proud father of two fine young men, Ben and Mason.

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