WSTC Board

WSTC Officers:

  • Chair: Michael Taylor-Judd
  • Vice Chair: Martin Westerman
  • Co-Secretary: Deb Barker
  • Co-Secretary: Ray Krueger
  • Treasurer: Larry Wymer

Current WSTC Board Members:

Position 1: Chas Redmond

Position 2: Victoria Nelson

victorianelson-wstcVictoria is a third generation West Seattleite; having grown up just a mile from where she now lives with her husband and two dogs. A passionate environmentalist, she spends much of her volunteer time working on projects that will help keep neighborhoods and beaches healthy. Along with her husband, Victoria worked with other residents to bring a farmers market to West Seattle.

Having retired from the insurance industry in 2012, she is expanding her volunteer work to include a broader range of issues by working with the City Neighborhood Council – Neighborhood Planning Committee, and the West Seattle Transportation Coalition. It is her hope that when a community takes a holistic approach to high density development along with the corresponding traffic issues, a good balance can be achieved so that one does not outweigh the other. Currently, West Seattle has three major challenges to address. First, over one million vehicles move through our neighborhoods. Second, we live in a peninsula that can easily become an island due to weather and traffic incidents. Finally, West Seattle does not have its own hospital which means we must leave our peninsula to get treatment for serious health issues. Her hope is that by working together with the city, the WSTC can help provide solutions to these challenges.

Position 3: Mark Jacobs

 

Position 4: Deb Barker

debbarker-wstcA West Seattleite since 1985, I’m an enthusiastic supporter of my adopted home.  I retired after 21 years as a land use planner for a large suburban city, and I’ve had a great time volunteering on behalf of my community. Currently I’m president of the Morgan Community Association, and a member of the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board. I’m a past member of the SW Design Review Board and the SW Seattle Historical Society. I joined the SWTC as an interim board member because I believe in being proactive about our transportation future. I appreciate the peninsula-wide focus of the WSTC, and I’d like to continue to help guide this important organization as an elected board member.

Position 5: Ray Krueger

Picture of Ray KruegerRay Krueger is a retired sales engineer from IBM Corporation and subsequently a certified project manager for tech programs at enterprises including the State of New Mexico, MCI, Verizon and Year2000 consulting for national clients. As a volunteer he has joined several transportation citizens’ advisory committees, chaired the board of a non-profit specialized transportation provider, and currently serves as a Hopelink Travel Ambassador for transit dependent residents.

Ray is a self-described community accessibility evangelist actively advocating for mobility issues since 2007 within a larger context of a systems approach to urban mobility, and more broadly, accessibility. Mobility is not an end in itself; rather it is a means to an end: meeting our needs using social transactions with friends, caregivers, merchants, etc. He used proximity as his decision model to find a home in Seattle adjacent to activity centers and rich transit services. He uses the Internet extensively to meet other needs. These factors are the three touchstones he uses to support his personal social transactions: mobility, proximity, and telecommunications.

Recently he drafted sections of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Transportation Policy Paper. Ray regularly raises issues with transportation policies in Seattle, King County, the State of Washington, and supports Amtrak funding to offer travelers a cost-effective alternative to long-distance driving and flying.

Position 6: Michael Taylor-Judd

Picture of Michael Taylor-JuddMichael Taylor-Judd, Transportation Chair of the North Delridge Neighborhood Council, and active member of the 34th District Democrats, has been a local political activist since he moved to Seattle to canvass door-to-door in West Seattle for statewide healthcare reform 15 years ago. Since arriving from Southern California, he has been active in marriage equality and transportation issues and grassroots organizing the Democratic Party. He’s helped to bring a bus-service funding problem to the attention of King County Metro, in which Seattle was slated to receive only 20 percent of Metro’s monies, even though it accounts for 75 percent of bus service, fought for improvements to local bus routes, and helped North Delridge get a new traffic signal at the top of Genessee and the 26th Ave Greenway.

Position 7: vacant

Position 8: vacant

Position 9: Jon Wright

Picture of Jon WrightJon Wright grew up on the East Coast, moved to Seattle in 1983, and was here until 2006. He then moved around for work, living in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Portland, and rural Alaska. Jon moved back to Seattle at the end of 2013 and now lives in Seaview with his wife and two daughters.

Jon has worked in IT for twenty years and in aviation operations for ten. His previous careers have led to the best job of all: stay-at-home dad.

Position 10: Martin Westerman

Picture of Martin WestermanMartin Westerman has served as an interim WSTC board member since the organization was formed in 2013. He serves on the board of the Fauntleroy Community Association, and volunteers with the West Seattle Green Space Coalition.

He is a life-long bicyclist, and an author, editor, lecturer and consultant on sustainable business, and business communications.  He lives with his wife and sons near The Original Bakery.

Position 11: Larry Wymer

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