2019 HPAC Executive Committee

headshot hatChair: Gunner Scott (Highland Park)

Gunner has participated on the Highland Park Action Committee since 2015 and has lived in Highland Park since 2013. He worked on getting a traffic circle at 12th Ave SW and SW Kenyon and since then, cannot stop talking about community driven urban planning. He was part of the 2016 Housing Affordability and Livability (“HALA“) Community Focus Group and is a former Seattle LGBTQ Commissioner.

He lives in the ‘Hobbit House’ on the 7700 block of 12th Ave SW with his 2 cranky cats, leprechaun husband, and a Maltese rescue dog who thinks she is the Queen. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Goddard College and has a 20 year background in executive level non-profit management, grant writing, and public policy.  By day, he is a Senior Communications Public Engagement Planner IV and by night (or weekends), he provides organizational/leadership coaching and facilitation through his practice, Making Waves Coaching & Consulting.

crankinVice Chair: Craig Rankin (Riverview)

Craig has lived in the Highland Park and Riverview neighborhoods for many years. He helped work on getting a flashing beacon crosswalk on SW Holden St. with many other neighbors and from there was hooked on advocating for pedestrian and bike friendly streets. By day, he works for the Seattle Public Schools. He is passionate about the trails and green spaces in the area and is also part of the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails group (WDGT).

Vice Chair: Marianne McCord (South Delridge)

JFphkqhgSyyPdyNt1qnPnQMarianne has participated in community efforts since she moved to South Delridge in 2015. She worked with the community and city departments to get the Chief Sealth Walkway completed in its entirety as promised by the city. She had several leadership roles with the South Delridge Community Group and is quite proud of the accomplishments that the group made in a short 3 years.
Marianne spends A LOT of time gardening in her own yard and maintains two traffic circles. There are only a few more unattended traffic circles in South Delridge and Highland Park….perhaps you would like to “adopt” one of them? It’s a great way to donate time to your community and make your street pretty. Plus you will meet so many of your neighbors this way!
Marianne has two very cute grandsons, a fabulous daughter and THE BEST son-in-law ever who live nearby. Life is pretty sweet in West Seattle!!!

Chris KallinSecretary: Chris Kallin (Riverview)

Chris has made Seattle his home since leaving Santa Cruz county in 1989.  He purchased in south Riverview in 2009, the same year he married his wife, Yael.  Their 5 year old daughter, Grace, was born here and completes their family.  Chris enjoys live music, golf, mountain biking, and leisure time at the beach.  Together, they enjoy eating out, movies, and glamping the Pacific Northwest in their RV.  Professionally, Chris was a 15 year advertising and marketing professional capped by a 3-year period as a stay-at-home father to their then-infant.  Upon re-entering the workforce, his passion for helping people and interest in real estate led him to become a residential broker.  If you see him out and about, say hello.  He loves to connect with the community.

Treasurer: Michelle Glassley (Highland Park)
Michelle has participated with Highland Park Action Committee since 2010.

Thank you to Charlie Omara and James Tucker for their leadership in 2018.

HPAC executive committee is elected each year at the February meeting.