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Jamie Lee

Director of Community Initiatives
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority


As the Director of Community Initiatives, Jamie oversees community focused projects at the SCIDpda. Jamie joined SCIDpda in 2014. With senior leadership, she supports external relations of the organization, and oversees funding and operations of all external community projects.

Jamie has 15 years in the nonprofit sector focusing on community engagement and nonprofit management, including working with individuals experiencing homelessness and launching a transitional housing program for homeless women. She also worked at the University of Washington’s Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, networking with over 300 nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area and connecting them with undergraduate and graduate students looking to integrate service into their studies.

Jamie has a Masters in Social Work and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington. She currently serves on the board of Historic South Downtown, the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area, the Chinatown ID Public Safety Council, the International District/Chinatown Community Center, and the Sanctuary Art Center.