SOUTH LAKE UNION – Longtime Seattle resident Matthew Curry has been appointed to the board of directors of the South Lake Union Community Council. A stakeholder in the rapidly developing South Lake Union neighborhood, Curry has worked as Research and Operation Manager for University of Washington Medicine at South Lake Union since 2007. He has a strong history of community service including participation with the Community Council’s Policy and Planning Committee, board leadership with the South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce and service on numerous community stakeholder and advisory groups.
“Matthew Curry brings a trusted connection to higher education for South Lake Union along with understanding the importance of balancing our neighborhood’s history with the current needs of an evolving community. He consistently looks for areas of shared interest among the businesses and residents of our community,” South Lake Union Community Council President Mike McQuaid said.
Curry’s career has spanned 25 years in communications, public affairs and project management roles. In his current position as Research Operations Manager at UW Medicine at South Lake Union, which has a site population of over 1,500, Curry supports over 100 basic science research labs and administrative offices.
Curry grew up on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill and has a Master in Public Administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington.
He was appointed at the Community Council’s November 3 meeting to fill the vacant Board Position No. 1 through the end of its term, which concludes in June.
The South Lake Union Community Council meets regularly on the first Tuesday of the month at the Museum of History and Industry at Lake Union Park. Its annual elections take place in June. For more information visit SLUCommunityCouncil.org.
About The South Lake Union Community Council The recognized South Lake Union neighborhood leadership organization by the City of Seattle, the South Lake Union Community Council is the steward of the SLU neighborhood plan and collaboratively with community stakeholders authored the SLU Urban Design Framework and the SLU/Uptown Mobility Plan. The South Lake Union Community Council meets monthly (4 – 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month) at the Museum of History and Industry in South Lake Union. To learn more visit SLUCommunityCouncil.org.