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 (he/him)

Executive Director

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Kate Brunette (she/her)

Director of External Affairs

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Marcella Buser (she/her)

State Organizer


Jennifer DeCastro


Nicole Harris

Nicole Harris

Water, Fish, and Wildlife Program Coordinator

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Tiernan Martin (he/him)

Livable Communities Program Manager

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Brady Nordstrom

Eastside Program Coordinator

Michelle Pappas

Michelle Pappas

Spokane Program Manager

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Susannah Spock

Water, Fish, and Wildlife Program Manager


Tim Trohimovich (he/him)

Director of Planning and Law

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Our Board Members

Maricela Sanchez

Maricela Sanchez (Benton County)


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Angela Compton (King County)

Vice President

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Amalia Leighton (King County)

Past President

John Spencer

John Spencer (Snohomish County)


Rian Watt

Rian Watt (King County)


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Andrew Houston (King County)

Legislative Committee Chair

Sarah Myhre

Sarah Myhre (King County)

Racial Equity Committee Chair

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Ginger Wireman (Benton County)

External Affairs Committee Chair

Ian Munce

Ian Munce (Skagit County)

Legal Committee Chair

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Ron Davis (King County)

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Janae Huber (Thurston County)

Mark Wainwright

Mark Wainwright (King County)

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Alex Shannon (King County)

Anthony Gill

Anthony Gill (Spokane County)