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Seattle Southside Chamber announces speakers for June 7 Public Safety Summit

June 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

On Wednesday, June 7, 2023, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will hold its Public Safety Summit in SeaTac.

This event will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton, Seattle Airport, starting at Noon.

The summit will convene subject matter experts, policymakers, industry leaders, business owner and community members to provide insight into public safety trends, resources, and best practices.

“Our business community values the safety of its employees and patrons and public safety is the top concern we hear when we meet and visit with local businesses,” said Seattle Southside Chamber President/CEO Annie McGrath. “There is a strong desire from our members to be well-informed and contribute to the conversation around safety in Southwest King County. The Summit is a fantastic opportunity to convene around safety issues impacting businesses and work toward finding solutions to shared challenges.”

The event will feature several panels on topics including policing, retail theft, diversion programs, best practices for crime prevention, and cyber security.

Panelists include:

  • Steven (Troy) Smithmeyer, Police Chief, City of SeaTac
  • Ted Boe, Police Chief, City of Burien
  • Patti Richards, Assistant Police Chief, City of Des Moines
  • Andrew Depolo, Port of Seattle Police Sergeant
  • Dan Yourkoski, Police Chief, City of Normandy Park
  • Eric Drever, Police Chief, City of Tukwila

Retail Theft Panel:

  • Mark Johnson, Sr. VP of Policy and Government Affairs
  • Patrick Hinds, Chief Deputy, King County Prosecutors Office, Economic Crimes & Wage Theft Division

Diversion Programs Panel:

  • Kendrick Glover, Founder/Executive Director
  • Ken Nsimbi, Best Starts for Kids Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline Manager
  • Dan Kennedy, SVP of Security, Westfield Mall

Best Practices Panel:

  • John Schofielf, Kitchen Manager, Culinex
  • John Lane, WA Hospitality Association
  • Robert Nelson, President, WAORCA

Cyber Security Panel:

  • Jonathan Wood, Owner/Operator, vCTO

Members of the business and greater community are invited to attend.

    • WHAT: 2023 PNW Education & Workforce Summit
    • WHEN: Wednesday, June 7, 2023: Noon – 2 p.m.
    • WHERE: Doubletree by Hilton, Seattle Airport (map below)

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June 7, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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