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Understanding House Bill 1110 and House Bill 1337 with Allison Butcher

Watch this insightful interview with Allison Butcher, Senior Analyst at MBAKS, as she discusses the recently signed House Bill 1110 and House Bill 1337 by Governor Jay Inslee. Discover how these groundbreaking legislations aim to tackle Washington’s housing shortage by granting areas once limited to single-family homes the opportunity to construct two to six units and empowering homeowners to create accessory dwelling units. Explore the new possibilities for affordable housing, community development, and a transformed housing landscape in Washington. 

Nicole DeNamur honored at Business of Pride

On June 8th, the Puget Sound Business Journal will celebrate LGBTQ+ business leaders at “Business of Pride: Outstanding Voices and LBGTQ+ Businesses. Among those honored is one of the department’s instructors, Nicole DeNamur.

Owner of Sustainable Strategies, a company that helps companies identify and manage risks centered around sustainable innovation, Nicole has been  speaking, writing, and teaching about sustainable spaces for nearly ten years. Before launching Sustainable Strategies, Nicole practiced construction and insurance coverage law in Seattle. Nicole has been an instructor in the Runstad Department since 2014, and teaches the course RE 459 Risk in Sustainable Development. Nicole’s course explores the intersection between sustainable practices and inclusive spaces.

Congratulations Nicole!

Running Towards a Challenge with Brent Beardall

Brent Beardall, President and CEO of WaFd Bank, talks about the positive outcomes of running towards a challenge. He also shares details of a letter he wrote to every employee at WaFd Bank when he was taking over as company CEO. Loving what we do and striving to make a difference can lead to happiness and, eventually, to success.