Community Connectors Program

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The Burien Community Connectors program works with trusted leaders from Burien’s diverse communities to connect more people to civic planning processes. The program is based on the trusted advocate model which honors the ability and knowledge of leaders from a wide spectrum of cultural, ethnic, and racial identities and experiences, including many immigrant and refugee communities, as experts on what their community needs to thrive. The program brings resources, information, and decision-making opportunities to underrepresented communities.

Community Connectors are compensated and work with City staff to advise on engagement plans and program development, conduct outreach and engagement, create events, interact with ethnic media and other community media outlets, provide interpretation, and translate materials as needed.

Meet the Community Connectors


Updated March 28, 2024

Project Contact

Natalia Koss Vallejo

BDS Planning

 [email protected]

Devin Chicras

Communications and Public Engagement Manager (City of Burien)

 [email protected]