Community Connectors

The Burien Community Connectors Program is a new program that aims to improve outreach and engagement with communities historically underrepresented in the civic process and decisions that impact their community. The City will be partnering with members from the community to act as liaisons and facilitate communication between the City and the community.

Connectors are residents of all ages and backgrounds with deep connections in their community. Connectors have a commitment to facilitate outreach and communications, and provide guidance to City staff on how to design and deliver comprehensive and effective outreach. By building stronger relationships with the broad range of communities in Burien, the City continues toward the Council's goal of establishing new ways to better engage diverse communities in civic conversations and activities. The City partners with the nonprofits Global to Local and Forterra to implement this program.

Become a Burien Community Connector!

Do you live, work, or attend school in Burien? Are you interested in learning more about how the City of Burien works? Do you want to partner with the City to build relationships and improve communication between the City and your community? If yes, we want to hear from you! We are now accepting applications for Community Connectors in Burien.

Current Community Connectors

  • Dhan K Rai, Bhutanese community
  • Martha Molina, Latino community
  • Annie Phillips, White American, elder community
  • Two youth connectors, Latino and African American communities

Questions about the Burien Community Connectors Program?


Program Managers:

Emily Inlow-Hood, Communications Officer, City of Burien
(206) 439-3167

Niesha Brooks, Leadership & Engagement Manager, Global to Local
(206) 375-5031

Photo by Danny Ngan, courtesy of Forterra