We wrote thousands of words about the most influential people in Seattle this year. In pages devoted to the most essential elements of our city, we aimed to capture the effect that everyone from a governor to a bus operator has had on our local culture.
But we get it. Sometimes, like kids scanning class rosters for their friends, we just want to see who's on the list.
So here's the full rundown of power players who made the cut this year. To understand why they were included, click on the section headers for information about each member of these groups.
Artmakers and maestros.
Claudia Castro Luna
Don Mee Choi
Teddy “Stat” Phillips
Lawmakers and shapers.
M. Lorena González
Builders, brokers, and neighborhood advocates.
Ada M. Healey
Tech titans and business boosters.
Trish Millines Dziko
Mark and Brian Canlis
J. Kenji López-Alt
Geoffrey Barker and Andrew Pogue
Idea-shifters and conversation starters.
Faris Du Graf
Fran Dunaway and Naomi Gonzalez
The couple previously known as the Gateses
The couple previously known as the Bezoses
Health and climate champions.
Athletes, adventure-seekers, and travel buffs.
Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe