UDP Organizational Structure

 

The U District Partnership is a 501 (c)(3) Non Profit Organization governed by a Board of Directors. In its articles of incorporation the UDP has mandated that the Board have a broad representation from throughout the District including, two property owners, two business owners, two residents, one social service provider, one business tenant, up to four "at-large" representatives in the District, and four UW representatives. The UDP Board meets on a monthly basis and is governed by bylaws to over see the work plan of UDP staff and address issues arising in the neighborhood.

The U District Partnership is funded through the use of a Business Improvement Area (BIA). BIAs are self taxing mechanisms enabled by Washington State Law. The U District BIA was expanded in early 2014 to include a larger swath of the U District Community, the official city ordinance was passed in April 2015. The BIA has its own Ratepayer's Advisory Board who contracts with the U District Partnership to execute a Strategic Plan. The U District BIA has a tiered assessment structure, every property owner inside the BIA boundaries pay a base rate of $0.25 for every $1,000 of Total Taxable Value into the General BIA Fund, additional if a property is located within one of two cleaning areas there is an additional fee based on the total Lot Area of the property. The Ratepayers Advisory Board meets on a quarterly basis. The BIA Budget can be found here.

 
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sally Clark: UW Director of Regional and Community Relations; Co-Chair
Miles Richardson
: Audi Seattle;  Co-Chair

Andrew McMasters: Jet City Improv Director; Outgoing Chair

Barbara Quinn: Resident; Secretary; UHCC Board; 

Alfred Shiga: Shiga’s Imports Owner; Treasurer


Rebecca Barnes: UW University Architect – Campus & Capital Planning 

Doug Campbell: Bulldog News Owner; Business Tenant

Cory Crocker: Resident & Business Owner; U District Square

Kristine Scott: ROOTS;

Theresa Doherty:  Senior Project Director, Campus Master Plan & U District Collaborations, UW Planning & Management

Jeanette Henderson: UW Director of Real Estate

Lois Ko: Sweet Alchemy Owner; Business Tenant

Louise Little: University Book Store CEO

Rob Lubin: UW Associate Director of Facilities & Capital Planning, Housing & Food Services

Don Schulze: Shultzy’s Owner

Patricia Simpson: Pastor University Temple United Methodist

Roger Wagoner: Resident; UHCC

 

OUR STAFF

 
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Elizabeth McCoury
President & CEO

From Virginia Elizabeth joined the U District Community in late 2014. As President & CEO of the UDP, Elizabeth McCoury is responsible for executing the community's vision and Strategic Plan.

ceo@udistrictpartnership.org

 
 
 
 
 
 

Marcus Johnson
Clean & Safe

Marcus joined the UDP team in November of 2015, as the director of the Clean and Safe program, the neighborhood has been steadily improving every day since.

marcus@udistrictpartnership.org 

 
 
 
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Chase Landrey
Community Engagement

Chase joined the UDP team in April of 2017, as the Community Engagement Coordinator. Having been involved in the U District for the last decade, Chase is excited to do all he can to grow and strengthen the already great community in the local neighborhood.

chase@udistrictpartnership.org