EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

On Sept. 23, 2020, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors & Elected Officials Reception, this time online as a virtual Zoom event.

This event brought together elected officials from the Cities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila as well as the Port of Seattle to discuss their policy and economic priorities are as we continue what we know will be a lengthy recovery the Southside region.

Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta spoke about the City of Burien’s housing support efforts, including its new rental housing inspection program, affordable housing, homelessness and more; as well as the city’s Small Business Relief and Recovery Grant program, outdoor patio allowances and suspension of parking regulations for local restaurants.

Here’s his full presentation (running time 9 minutes, 51 seconds):

And here’s the full video from the event (running time 2 hours, 23 minutes); of note – Normandy Park Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer shares her personal story of suffering from COVID-19 at around the 2:21;10 mark in this video:

Special thanks to Presenting Sponsors Port of Seattle, The Boeing Company, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, and Soundside Alliance as well as Event Sponsor Baker Commodities and Media Sponsor South King Media.