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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Michael Seiwerath Moving to Capitol Hill Housing

posted by on October 8 at 12:15 PM

Just yesterday the Stranger arts crew was wondering where Michael Seiwerath—the outgoing artistic director of the Northwest Film Forum and a certified Stranger genius—was headed after his triumphant stint at NWFF. Today brought an answer to my inbox, from Mr. Seiwerath himself:

I want to left you know I have accepted the offer of a position at Capitol Hill Housing as the Director of Fund Development. For years, I have been a huge supporter of this non-profit Public Development Authority and their mission of providing affordable housing in a cultural context on Capitol Hill and throughout Seattle. The position is focusing on fundraising, external outreach, cultural and community relations and the larger mission of growing the number of buildings for CHH.

Capitol Hill Housing has long played a leadership role in Seattle. In protecting and expanding affordable housing stock in Seattle, they have won awards for smart mixed-use design, and embraced affordable green building early on. CHH was one of the key organizations behind the revitalization of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, and recently began a new initiative to guide the thriving 12th Avenue corridor in the Central District and International District. They are committed to diverse neighborhoods and preserving the cultural fabric of the city, and are a leader to others working in affordable housing.

I am proud to say that I am leaving Northwest Film Forum in excellent shape. The staff and board are stronger than ever, and excellent leaders of the organization and advocates of its mission. Last week, we closed our fiscal year in the black, with stable finances and a surplus. This week, we close our Local Sightings Film Festival, which is expertly curated and full of packed screenings. As the city’s first cinematheque, a center for filmmakers and film lovers, the work of NWFF continues without pause.

Congrats, CHH, and best of luck, MS.

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That's great, I'm glad he was able to stay in Seattle and continue to do outstanding work. I was worried it was another one of those "Off to Brooklyn!" situations.

Posted by nwfffan | October 8, 2008 12:22 PM

I am happy to reiterate... there may be a political ghost running up and down the pike from Judy to Mike... nip it nip it nipit....

Posted by d.b.kieneker | October 8, 2008 12:25 PM

I didn't think it was possible for Michael to get any cooler, but he just did.

Posted by E. Steven | October 8, 2008 1:27 PM

Not to be a cynic but what is the cultural fabric of Seattle?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 8, 2008 1:41 PM

4: Half-breed muslin.

Posted by David Schmader | October 8, 2008 1:49 PM

Thanks for sharing the good news. Hope CHHIP is making progress on developing the East Precinct lot on 12th.

Posted by jseattle | October 8, 2008 2:12 PM

Michael Rules!

Posted by B-Lo | October 8, 2008 2:31 PM

Having rocked the house, Michael can now rock all the houses.

Posted by Tim Appelo | October 8, 2008 4:17 PM

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