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HSD's Annual Mixer & Board Elections
October 3rd, 4-6:30 pm

South Downtown Lights the Way: Igniting Community and Shining a Light on Progress

HSD would like to thank our vendors and partners:

Event art by Tori Shao

Swag by Don's Group Attire & Gorilla Screen Printing

Hosting and Entertainment by Aleksa Manila and The Shanghai Pearl with Vivian

Your Favorite Photo Booth

Food by Coney's Culinary Creations & Macadons 

DJ Moist Towelette

Boardmember Elections

The 2023 election will be on October 3, 2023. Please save the date for our Annual Mixer and Board Election so you may attend and cast your vote!

If you are interested in running, please review the information on this page and complete the application below. For elections this year, we will accept candidates to place on the ballot until Close of Business September 15, 2023. Once your application is submitted, we will ask you for a photo for publication, and a short video for posting on the website.

Please reach out to if you have any questions.

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South Downtown
Lights the Way

Our Election Night is also our Annual Mixer!
Join us 
October 3rd from 4-6:30 pm

450 Alaskan Way S
Voting will occur and the winners will be announced during the event.

What is it like to serve on the HSD Board?

Historic South Downtown is a state-created authority charged with helping the two historic neighborhoods of Pioneer Square and Chinatown International District mitigate the impacts of large-scale, publicly-funded projects. Each fall, HSD holds an Annual Mixer and Board Elections. Board members are elected to represent specific sectors in the community and may serve for up to two three-year terms. From time to time, a board vacancy will require the appointment of a new representative. 


If you are interested in serving on the HSD Board, please contact Kathleen Barry Johnson. 

What is expected of a Board Member?

  • One 90-minute board meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month

  • Currently all board meetings are hybrid, with Zoom and in-person attendance

  • Meetings subject to the Open Public Meetings Act

  • Infrequent special meetings

  • Attendance at Annual Mixer (held each late fall)

  • Service on at least one standing committee, and/or special ad hoc assignments

  • Board members qualify for service by virtue of their connection to a constituency. However, while serving on the board, you are asked to bring your whole self, including your expertise, lived experience, interests, curiosity and diligence to the table

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