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Councilmember Tammy J. Morales' Staff

Alexis Turla

Alexis Turla

Chief of Staff

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Alexis Turla serves as the Chief of Staff to Councilmember Morales. Alexis is a self-proclaimed bureaucratic activist with over 20 years of governmental and public policy experience. She started her public policy journey with the Missouri Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Continuing her passion to provide opportunity and access for all, Alexis served as Executive Policy Advisor to Governor Gregoire and as Director of the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise. Recently, Alexis was the Government Affairs Director at Forterra.

Alexis is a die hard Wolverine (Go Blue!). She graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a BA in Anthropology and a BA in Women’s Studies, and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. She loves hanging at her Afro-Pinoy home in Rainier Beach with her husband, Rodolfo, and dogs, Kitsune, Akiko, and Totoro.

Issue Areas

  • Budget lead

Committee Oversight

  • Neighborhoods, Education, Civil Rights & Culture
  • Land Use (co-lead)
  • Governance, Native Communities & Tribal Governments
  • Finance & Housing (Finance)
  • Public Safety & Human Services
Devin Silvernail

Devin Silvernail

Policy Director

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Devin Comes to Councilmember Morales' office with experience as an advocate for tenant rights and rights of houseless neighbors. Most recently, Devin was Executive Director of homelessness and renter services nonprofit Be:Seattle. He was also Co-Chair of the Seattle Renters' Commission. Prior to that, he worked as a community, tenant, and political organizer, and as a Constituent Services Aide for a City/County Supervisor in San Francisco. Through this previous work, Devin gained a deep appreciation for constituent issues. He firmly believes that action at City Hall starts with activism in the community and is excited to amplify the voices of District 2.

Committee oversight

  • Land Use (co-lead)
  • Public Assets & Homelessness
  • Sustainability and Renters’ Rights
  • Transportation & Seattle Public Utilities
  • Finance & Housing (Housing)
Imani Carey

Imani Carey

Operations Director

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Imani was born and raised in Seattle. She is a graduate from Seattle Pacific University. She has a Bachelor's in Financial Economics and Information Systems. During her time at Seattle Pacific University, she co-founded and mentored in the Ascent Program. As a mentor, she supported and guided first and second year students. Imani's involvement in her community also includes actively advocating for people of all backgrounds and continuously finding ways to support their future. Imani intends to advocate for equity for all District 2 communities. She is passionate about creating an inclusive, open-minded, and sustainable environment for District 2. 

  • Scheduling

Committee oversight:

  • Co-Lead for Neighborhoods, Education, Civil Rights & Culture
  • Economic Development, Technology & City Light
Evelyn Chow

Evelyn Chow

District Director

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Evelyn is a transformative justice advocate, community organizer, writer, and sociologist based on Coast Salish lands / Seattle. Evelyn was born and raised in Hawai’i and moved to Seattle 6 years ago where she received her degree in Sociology from Seattle University. She brings nuanced experience in policy and advocacy work from several non-profits, including Real Change, as well as extensive experience in communications and outreach from numerous local and state political campaigns. Evelyn believes it is critical to make local government and its policies accessible and accountable to the people and lives by the mantra “hope is a discipline” (citation: Mariame Kaba).

Issue Areas

  • Constituent Services
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications