Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his pick for the Director of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) on July 28.
Mami Hara is currently the network coordinator of a practitioner network that supports communities seeking to expand green stormwater infrastructure programs
She previously served for five years as Chief of Staff at Philadelphia Water. “I look forward to continuing and expanding the City’s traditions of modeling sustainable water management practices, delivering safe, reliable, and affordable utility services, and enhancing quality of life through strategic infrastructure management,” said Hara. She will start as SPU director on Sep. 1.