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Special Events Office


specialeventsoffice@seattle.gov

FAX: (206) 684-0379

Mailing Address:
PO Box 94708
Seattle, WA 98124

Physical Address:
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Ave, Suite 5752
Seattle, WA 98104

Meli Darby, Special Events Lead
Acting Chair, Special Events Committee
(206) 233-7155
meli.darby@seattle.gov

Julie Borden, Permit Specialist, Special Events Office
(206) 684-8017
julie.borden@seattle.gov

Special Events Committee Members

Agency/Department & Contact InformationPurpose
Dept. of Construction & Inspections
Jessica McHegg
(206) 386-4079
Temporary Stages/Pavilions/Structures/Occupancies
Dept. of Construction & Inspections
James Dasher
(206) 615-1190
Noise Abatement
Dept. of Construction & Inspections
Anthony Jagow
(206) 615-1760
Noise Abatement
Dept. of Construction & Inspections
Dan Powers
(206) 615-1394
Noise Abatement
Dept. of Neighborhoods (DON)
Ed Pottharst
(206) 684-4096
Neighborhood Outreach
Fire Dept. - Fire Prevention Division
Capt. Ted Powell
(206) 386-1355
Assembly/Occupancy, Propane, Open flame, Tent, Fireworks permits. Evaluation/approval of fire lanes and egress/access
Fire Dept. - Fire Prevention Division
Lt. Tom Heun
(206) 386-1209
Assembly/Occupancy, Propane, Open flame, Tent, Fireworks permits. Evaluation/approval of fire lanes and egress/access
Fire Dept – Medic One
Lt. James Curtis
(206) 386-1063
Emergency Medical Services, Event Medical Plans
King County Metro
Glenn Bartolome
(206) 477-5781
All events that involve bus routes
Parks and Recreation
Carl Bergquist
(206) 684-4080, ext. 3
All events that use or affect Seattle parks
Public Health - Seattle & King County
Rosemary Byrne
(206) 263-8436
Food permits for all vendors
Revenue & Consumer Protection Division
Brenda Strickland
(206) 684-8404
Business licenses, inspections for all promoters and vendors
Revenue & Consumer Protection Division
Kim Brady
(206) 233-7835
Business licenses, inspections for all promoters and vendors

Risk Management
Travis Steichen
(206) 386-0071

Insurance coverage and certificate review
Dept. of Transportation (SDOT)
Mike Shea
(206) 684-5098
Street use permits, traffic control plans
Seattle Center
Gretchen Lenihan
(206) 684-7299
Seattle Center Events and Operations
Seattle Police
Lt. Phillip Hay
(206) 684-8706
Traffic
Seattle Police
Lt. Bryan Clenna
(206) 684-8753
Traffic
Seattle Police
Lt. Abe Barker
(206) 233-2590
Seattle Harbor Patrol
Seattle Police
Sgt. Kevin Haistings
(206) 684-4071
Seattle Harbor Patrol
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU)
Sheryl Anayas
(206) 684-3453
Recycling and Composting
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board - Licensing & Regulation Division
Beth Lehman
(360) 664-1792
All events that involve alcohol
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board - Enforcement & Education Division
Victor Hopkins
(253) 263-6680
All events that involve alcohol