By Mark Johnson, Senior VP Government Affairs
Monday night Renée Sunde, President/CEO, John Engber, Director, Retail Industry Coalition of Seattle, and I had the pleasure of attending newly-elected Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s inauguration celebration.
Mayor Durkan has appointed a business liaison and created a small business council. WRA applauds both of these decisions. We are excited to work with her and her administration on making Seattle a great place for retailers and their customers.
WRA understands that policy coming out of Seattle often expands to the state level. The Retail Industry Coalition of Seattle – RICS – is WRA’s effort to involve itself in the policies developed by Seattle. If you would like to learn more about RICS, contact John Engber at 206-919-0136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.