Primary COO Focus
- To establish a Food Innovation District in the Rainier Beach community. Food Innovation Districts offer unique opportunities for neighborhoods and regions to build public health and New Economy “placemaking” assets. Food Innovation Districts are natural places for retail and restaurant development; farmers markets, festivals and other attractions; and public health outreach and services, such as cooking and nutrition classes or harvest gleaning programs that move farm surpluses to families in need.
- We also engage the Rainier Beach community, Seattle Police, and many other community-based organizations, businesses, and schools to implement non-arrest interventions. Through our Corner Greeters program, we identify and address the place-based causes of youth victimization and crime at five focus locations, known as “hotspots” in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.