Elected Leadership Group

The West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Project Elected Leadership Group is a comprehensive group of elected officials that represent the service corridor and the Sound Transit Board. The purpose of this group is to reach consensus around key decisions and work through project issues as needed.

The Elected Leadership Group will: 

  • Appoint Stakeholder Advisory Group members
  • Consider the needs of the extensions within the context of the greater transit system
  • Work with project staff to understand and evaluate tradeoffs
  • Represent the communities they serve and share community priorities
  • Recommend a preferred alternative for consideration by the Sound Transit Board based on input of the Stakeholder Advisory Group, the public, and the voter-approved project scope, schedule and budget

Elected officials

Executive Dave Somers
Sound Transit Board Chair

Mayor Jenny Durkan
Sound Transit Board Member

Executive Dow Constantine
Sound Transit Board Member

Councilmember Rob Johnson
Sound Transit Board Member

Councilmember Joe McDermott
Sound Transit Board Member

Councilmember Lisa Herbold
Seattle City Council

Councilmember Bruce Harrell
Seattle City Council

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
Seattle City Council

Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Seattle City Council

Councilmember Lorena González
Seattle City Council

Commissioner Stephanie Bowman
Port of Seattle