Kate Joncas

As owner of PlaceStrategic, Kate offers strategic planning, urban and community development, and non-profit management strategies to clients who need to solve complicated problems.  As Seattle Deputy Mayor from 2014-2017, she managed City operations, led complex intergovernmental projects including waterfront redevelopment and Convention Center expansion, and developed a nationally recognized government performance initiative.  

Before that, she was Downtown Seattle Association CEO for 20 years, where she led one of the most successful revitilization projects in the country, creating a vibrant Downtown with great retail, transportation and jobs, thousands of residents, and a growing, diverse economy.  She is active in the international downtown community and in Seattle, sitting on numerous Boards and commissions.