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Highline Forum

The Highline Forum provides Southwest King County municipalities, educational governing bodies and the Port of Seattle with the opportunity to share information, interact with outside speakers and other governmental organizations and work in partnership on initiatives that benefit the residents of Southwest King County.

One elected representative and one senior administrator from the following jurisdictions or institutions make up membership on the Highline Forum:

  • City of Burien – Councilmember Pedro Olguin and City Manager Brian Wilson
  • City of Des Moines – Mayor and Councilmember Matt Pina and City Manager Michael Matthias
  • City of Federal Way – Mayor Jim Ferrell and Councilmember Lydia Assefa-Dawson
  • City of Normandy Park – Councilmember Michelle Sipes-Marvin and City Manager Mark Hoppen
  • City of SeaTac – Mayor and Councilmember Erin Sitterley and City Manager Carl Cole
  • City of Tukwila – Councilmember Kathy Hougardy and Business Relations Manager Brandon Miles
  • Highline College – President John Mosby and VP for Institutional Advancement Josh Gerstman
  • Highline Public Schools – Board President Bernie Dorsey and Chief Operations Officer Scott Logan
  • Port of Seattle – Commissioner Fred Felleman and Aviation Managing Director Lance Lyttle

An elected representative from the Port of Seattle and a jurisdiction or institution co-chair moderate the meetings. The 2019 Co-Chairs are Commissioner Felleman and Councilmember Hougardy.

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Meeting Schedule

The Forum meets six times a year. Meetings are typically held on the fourth Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at alternating locations.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 (Host – Highline College)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (Host City – City of SeaTac)

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Presentation: South King County Fund
  • Meeting Handout 1: Sea-Tac Airport Advisory Round Table (StART) Federal Policy Work Group
  • Meeting Handout 2: StART Near-Term Noise Action Agenda Summary 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (Host City – Federal Way)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 (Host – City of Burien)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (Host – Highline School District)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (Host – City of Normandy Park)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 (Cancelled)


Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (Host – Port of Seattle)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (Host – City of Federal Way)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (Host – City of SeaTac)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (Host – City of Tukwila)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (Host – City of Des Moines)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (Host – City of SeaTac)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (Host – Port of Seattle)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (Host – City of Tukwila)

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