The Asian Pacific Islander community held a welcome reception on Nov. 4 for Mami Hara, newly confirmed director of Seattle Public Utilities. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who pushed for the event, gave some brief remarks. Diane Sugimura and John Okamoto organized the reception at the Nagomi Tea House.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly After Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Director Ray Hoffman announced his decision last June to step down from his seven-and-a-half-year tenure, Mayor Ed Murray thanked him for his 26-year public utilities career in the city. About a month later, Murray announced his selection of Philadelphia’s utility executive and planner as […]
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 […]