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Toshiko Grace Hasegawa

Position 4 | Commissioner

Hasegawa.t@portseattle.org

(206) 787-3034

Position 4 | Commissioner

Current Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025 

Current Office: Commission Secretary

Previous Commission Office:  N/A

Current Port Commission Committee Assignments:

Northwest Seaport Alliance Work Groups/Committees: 

  • Environment 

Current Outside Board Assignments:

  • Highline Forum
  • Japan America Society
  • Joint Advisory Committee (formed pursuant to City of Seatac ILA)
  • King County Cities Climate Collaborative 
  • Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy Board
  • Puget Sound Gateway Executive Committee

Education:

  • Master's degree, Seattle University

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About Commissioner Hasegawa

Toshiko is a fourth-generation Japanese American and a lifelong resident of the Beacon Hill neighborhood in South Seattle. A daughter of the labor movement and descendant of World War II incarcerees, Toshiko's passion for public service is fueled by her commitment to civil rights and promoting fairness in government operations.

She believes the Port of Seattle holds the key to a robust economy, healthy environment, and thriving communities. She hopes to help the Port be a leader in bringing together stakeholders to build our port economy back to be more inclusive, sustainable, and abundant. Her priorities include addressing supply chain issues, expanding economic opportunities, and reducing pollution.

Toshiko was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee as Executive Director of Washington State’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs in 2018. In that capacity, she serves in the Governor’s Subcabinet on Business Diversity, the Disaster Resiliency Workgroup, the Deadly Force Task Force, and other state committees. Hasegawa worked as a staff member for the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight for King County, where she worked to promote transparency and accountability in policing operations. She also worked in the Office of King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, working closely on issues of Human Labor Trafficking.

Toshiko holds a Master’s degree from Seattle University and lives in her family home on Beacon Hill with her husband Michael and one-year-old daughter Keiko Rose.

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