Coordinating Board

 The Purpose of the Coordinating Board is to: Analyze. Strategize. Ensure Change.

The Coordinating Board brings together a diverse body of stakeholders working to address issues of homelessness and leverage the expertise and resources of the partners and the wider community in collaborative support of the Strategic Plan.

Members adhere to a Conflict of Interest Policy. 

Andrew Lofton Seattle Housing Authority

Colleen Echohawk Chief Seattle Club

Daniel Malone Downtown Emergency Service Center

Hamdi Abdulle African Community Housing & Development

Jason Johnson City of Seattle, Human Services Department

Joe McDermott King County Council

Keith Scully Shoreline City Council, Sound Cities Association

Leo Flor King County, Department of Community and Human Services

Melinda Giovengo YouthCare

Nancy Backus City of Auburn, Sound Cities Association

Okesha Brandon Community Member

Sara Levin United Way of King County

Sheila Sebron Community Member, Health Care for the Homeless Network Planning Council

Tess Colby City of Seattle, Mayor’s Office


8.5.20 Agenda
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2.5.20 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary


12.18.19 (special session) Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
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8.26.19 (special session)
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7.23.19 (call-in only)
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5.8.19 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
4.3.19 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
3.6.19 cancelled in lieu of longer work session planned for April
2.6.2019 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
1.9.19 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary


12.19.18 Meting Packet | Meeting Summary
11.14.18 & 11.16.18
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11.7.18  cancelled in lieu of Special Sessions with CSH and Future Laboratories
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 cancelled in lieu of final CoC NOFA Special Session 
8.1.18 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
cancelled for the holiday
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4.4.18 cancelled in lieu of Governance Special Sessions
3.7.18 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
1.3.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary


12.6.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
11.1.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
10.4.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
9.6.17 cancelled
8.2.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
7.5.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
6.14.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
5.3.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
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3.1.17 Meeting Packet | Meeting Summary
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Applications are now due by 11:59pm on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

On December 11, 2019, King County and the City of Seattle entered into an Interlocal Agreement for the establishment of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (the Authority) to oversee policy, funding, and services for people experiencing homelessness countywide. This new authority will absorb functions currently held with the City of Seattle Human Services Department and King County Department of Community and Human Services.

As the new authority is stood up, the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care (CoC) is soliciting new members to serve as the Continuum of Care Board, or Advisory Committee.

The CoC is a broad coalition of stakeholders dedicated to the mission of the CoC. This includes people with experiences of homelessness, service providers representing various populations and interventions, representatives of culturally specific constituencies, funders, the faith community, researchers and universities, health care providers and others.

The Board will perform two main functions:

  1. It will apprise the Implementation Board on policy and technical issues on which it has made decisions, and forward for approval any committee recommendations that it identifies as sensitive or political in nature, or for which it does not have decision-making authority.
  2. It will function as the CoC Board for actions required under the HUD regulations at 24 CFR §578, including approval of committee recommendations that do not have appropriation/political components.

Interested applicants can find additional information including background details, the application form, and the current CoC Charter at the following link:

The application deadline has been extended from the original deadline to 11:59 pm on Sunday August 9, 2020.

Applications can be sent to, or in person at the King County Chinook Building: 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 Monday through Friday 8AM – 5PM. (The building will be locked when you arrive. Please call: 206-263-9105 when you arrive and someone will meet you at the front door to pick up your application.)

If you are unable to complete a paper application and would like to request an application interview, please contact or call (206) 263-9110. All other questions can be directed to: or by calling Triina Van at (206) 263-9110.

Additional materials available upon request.