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ABOUT US

 

 

 

My feeling is and always has been that the victory for the people of Seattle in keeping the market through a popular vote is a tribute to the people themselves.  It could not have happened without the participation of everyone involved and to them should go the thanks, not to any one person.

    Victor Steinbrueck

To honor our mandate of representing the public's voice at the Market — we continue to be a strong voice with the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (PDA), PDA Council, Seattle City Council, the mayor's office and beyond — advocating for Pike Place Market craftspeople, artisans, farmers, merchants, buskers, residents, and those facing the greatest challenges in the Market community. Our organization supports the PDA's Charter mandate and the work of the Market Historical Commission to preserve the historic nature of the Market going forward.

The Constituency was created pursuant to Chapter 3.110 of the Municipal Code of the city of Seattle.  The Constituency works to keep Market management responsible and accountable and acts as an advisory and lobbying group to the PDA, PDA Council, Seattle City Council, and mayor.  The Constituency operates according to its own Bylaws and in accordance with the PDA Charter and Rules and Regulations, city ordinances, public meetings and public records laws.

 

Of the PDA Council's twelve members, four are elected by the Constituency, four are appointed by the mayor, and four are appointed by the PDA Council.  The Constituency elects one member to the PDA Council each year.

CONSTITUENCY LEADERSHIP

Chair: Adora Lopez

Vice Chair: Bob Braun

Secretary-Treasurer: Bruce Rutledge

 

Constituency PDA Council Representatives: Gina Karaba, Gordie McIntyre, Russell Monroe, Nick Setten, 

 

Officers-at-Large: Jerry Baroh, Jonathan Berner, Zekaryas Gebrekidan, Alex Rasmussen 

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Our Mission

To honor our mandate, we advocate for and empower Market residents, artisans, farmers, businesses, buskers, and those facing the greatest challenges in the Market community.  The Constituency works to keep Market management responsible and accountable.  We are a strong voice on the PDA Council, at City Council, at the mayor's office and beyond.

​​Our organization supports the PDA's Charter mandate and the work of the Pike Place Market Historical Commission to preserve the historic nature of the Market going forward.

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