The SKHHP Executive Board meets every fourth Friday from 1–3pm at rotating locations in South King County. The Executive Board is the governing board of SKHHP and is comprised of either an elected official or City Manager or Administrator for each City and the King County Executive, or their designated representative for each participating jurisdiction.
AUBURN: Nancy Backus (Chair), Mayor
Nancy Backus was elected in 2014 and is the first female to hold the office in Auburn's 125 year history. Prior to taking office, she served as an Auburn city councilmember and spent 25 years as a financial manager for the Boeing Company. Backus is a strong advocate of service to the community, with a particular passion for women’s rights and healthy communities. She is the recipient of the American Medical Association Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, Dale Carnegie Human Principles in Action Award, Business and Professional Women's Woman of Achievement Award, Soroptimist International Women Helping Women Award and serves on numerous boards and committees throughout the state and region advocating for the health, safety and prosperity of her community.
BURIEN: Brian Wilson (Vice Chair), City Manager
Brian Wilson has been the City Manager of Burien since 2017. He serves as the Administrative Board Chair for the South Correctional Entity (SCORE) and has over 40 years of public service in operational and administrative roles and experience in city management and public safety positions. Brian also serves on several volunteer boards including Valley Cities Counseling and Woodstone Credit Union. Brian serves as the Vice Chair of SKHHP.
COVINGTON: Joseph Cimaomo, Councilmember
Bio coming soon!
DES MOINES: Traci Buxton, Councilmember
As a Councilmember for the City of Des Moines, Traci Buxton serves on the Economic Development Committee and as liaison for the Human Services Advisory Committee. Regionally she serves on the Public Issues Committee of Sound Cities Association, the Domestic Violence Initiative Regional Task Force, on the Growth Management Policy Board for the Puget Sound Regional Council, and as Vice Chair of the Soundside Alliance for Economic Development Policy Board. Traci has operated in real estate investment and property management for over 35 years and is an avid community supporter, working in jails, serving on the streets, advocating as a mental health professional, administrating non-profits and youth programs, and has a life-long commitment to the recovery community.
FEDERAL WAY: Brian Davis, Community Development Director
Brian Davis was appointed as the City of Federal Way’s Community Development Director in 2016. His experience includes twenty years of housing and land use administration at federal, state, and local levels throughout the Pacific Northwest. While working in Oregon, he was voted by the American Planning Association as the youngest city planner of the year in the state’s history, in part due to his mediation efforts that saved a homeless teens shelter.
KENT: Dana Ralph, Mayor
A Kent native, Mayor Dana Ralph was elected to the Kent City Council in 2011 and served until 2017, when she was elected as Mayor. She is currently serving as President of the Sound Cities Association, Chair of the Valley Communications (911 dispatch) Board, Vice Chair of the Transportation Policy Board and as a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board, Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Committee, King County Flood Control Advisory Board, Watershed Resource Inventory Area Board, South County Area Transportation Board, South King Housing and Homelessness Partners Board, an Ex-officio of the Kent Chamber of Commerce Board and a former Board Member for the Kiwanis Club of Kent where she still remains an active member.
NORMANDY PARK: Mark Hoppen, City Manager
Mark Hoppen has served local Puget Sound jurisdictions for 17 years as a public educator and for 30 years as a municipal official. He currently serves as the City Manager of Normandy Park, Washington, west of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a city of nearly 7000, with 4.5 miles of shoreline along Puget Sound. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the UW and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, with a specialty in local governance, from Seattle University.
RENTON: Mark Santos-Johnson (Alternate)
Mark Santos-Johnson is the Community Development and Housing Manager at the City of Renton where he has worked in Economic Development since 1999. He previously worked with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission as the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Manager and with the Fremont Public Association (now Solid Ground) where he was the founder and director of the Broadview Emergency Shelter. He has been a long-time advocate for more affordable rental housing and affordable homeownership opportunities in Renton and South King County. Mark believes that SKHHP is well positioned to help the region to better and more equitably respond to affordable housing needs in our communities.
TUKWILA: Thomas McLeod, Councilmember
Bio coming soon!
KING COUNTY: Sunaree Marshall, Special Projects Manager
Sunaree joined the King County Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Division as the Housing Policy and Special Projects Manager in 2019. In that role, she leads the County’s work on regional collaboration to advance affordable housing policy and programs, local housing planning and policy in unincorporated King County, housing policy analysis and development, equitable housing development, and tenant protections. Sunaree has more than 10 years of experience leading teams and working directly on housing and community development, sustainable communities, climate resilience, and social equity issues locally and with the federal government in Washington, DC. She also served as a youth development Peace Corps volunteer in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and still loves to travel.
Due to COVID-19, meetings will be conducted virtually until further notice.
Meeting ID: 990 3601 7551
January 22, 2021
February 26, 2021
March 26, 2021
April 23, 2021