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We’re growing: Welcome, KL Shannon!

Greenways community,

We are excited to introduce you to our new community organizer, KL Shannon. 

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Community Organizer KL Shannon with her nephew.

We had a very competitive field of candidates for this second community organizer role, and KL shone through with her love of community, her tremendous background in local social justice work and community organizing, and her passion for getting more people of color at the tables where transportation decisions are made. KL was mentored in Seattle activism at a very young age, and now, as an organizing veteran, she’s deeply committed to developing the next generation of leaders — as are we!

Here’s a bit more of KL’s impressive background, in her own words:

I’m a longtime community organizer who grew up in Seattle’s Central District and started my organizing career with Jobs with Justice and Mothers for Police Accountability. My body of organizing work includes issues that impact communities of color: Economic Justice, Housing, Immigration, Police Accountability, and Transportation.

I’m helping to raise my fourteen-year-old nephew and actively support him by disrupting the school yard-to-prison pipeline that snags our black and brown boys.

I’m thrilled to join Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, as a new community organizer. Economic Justice, Housing, Immigration, Police Accountability — and Transportation — are connected and each of these issues impacts communities of color daily.

I’m especially looking forward to collaborating, engaging, and learning from the folks that are holding it down in The Central Area to Rainier Beach areas!

We know you all will give KL a warm welcome and help her understand what is happening in your neighborhood!