Framework for the Future

Futurewise works throughout Washington state to encourage healthy, equitable and opportunity-rich communities, and to protect our most valuable farmlands, forests and water resources through wise land use policies and practices.

  1. Concentrate Growth in Existing Cities
  2. Create Great Cities with Access to Housing, Transit, Jobs and Basic Services
  3. Make it Easier for People To Get To Where They Need To Go
  4. Ensure Clean Healthy Water and Protect Critical Fish and Wildlife Habitat
  5. Protect Working Farms and Forests
  6. Encourage Economic Development

Our Staff

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Alex Brennan

Executive Director

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Kate Brunette

Development Director (she/her)

phone 206-343-0681 x110

Jennifer DeCastro


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Tiernan Martin

Livable Communities Program Manager (he/him)

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Brady Nordstrom

Eastside Program Coordinator

Michelle Pappas

Michelle Pappas

Spokane Program Manager

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Jamie Ptacek

Lead Organizer. (she/hers)

phone (570) 490-8933
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Susannah Spock

Livable Communities Olympic Peninsula Project Manager


Tim Trohimovich

Director of Planning and Law (he/him)

phone 206-343-0681 x102

Our Board Members

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Amalia Leighton


Maricela Sanchez

Maricela Sanchez

Vice President

John Spencer

John Spencer


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Jennifer Price

External Affairs Committee Chair

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Ryan W. Ridings

Secretary, Legal Committee Chair

Holly Gadbaw

Holly Gadbaw, AICP

Legislative Committee Chair

Sarah Myhre

Sarah E. Myhre, Ph.D.

Racial Equity Committee Chair

Mauricio Ayon

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Angela Compton

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Yolanda Ho

Ace Houston

Andrew Houston

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Janae Huber

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William Marchand

Josh Park

Joshua Park

Andrea Petzel

Andrea Petzel

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