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June 11, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Murray names Downtown Seattle Association president as deputy mayor

Kate Joncas, the president of the Downtown Seattle Association, will serve as deputy mayor of operations, Mayor Ed Murray announced today.

“I look forward to bringing my knowledge and creativity to help achieve the mayor’s vision,” Joncas said at a morning news conference.

Murray said he was excited to have Joncas on his staff.

“For the past twenty years, Kate has been a collaborative leader on a wide variety of issues important to our downtown core,” Murray said. “From transit and economic development to human services and the redevelopment of our central waterfront, she has been a well-respected, deeply involved and highly influential voice in this city. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, and she also brings history of delivering successful results. I am fortunate and grateful for Kate’s willingness to join my team as deputy mayor.”

Joncas will function as Murray’s operations lead, which includes communicating with city departments and coordinating activities among city departments and between departments and the mayor’s office. Joncas also will play a key role in the ongoing development of Murray’s economic development strategy, according to a city news release.

Joncas will replace Andrea Riniker, who served as interim deputy mayor since Murray took office in January.

Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim was previously hired to focus on community and external relations, and is Murray’s chief liaison to Seattle’s communities, neighborhoods, and other regional and national leaders.

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