About Us

We are a group of Seattle residents and volunteers advancing the concept of lidding Interstate 5 citywide for parks, schools, affordable housing, and other important public uses. We are sponsored by the Seattle Parks Foundation, a philanthropy-based organization that encourages public-sector investment and private-sector giving to help create, activate, and care for public spaces throughout Seattle.

Steering Committee

We manage the campaign on a daily basis and are the driving force behind the Lid I-5 movement.

Natalie Bicknell
Scott Bonjukian, co-chair
Jim Castanes
Michael Connolly
Liz Dunn
John Feit, co-chair
Bruno Lambert
Yinan Liu
Tina Morehead
Eliot Mueting
Tracy Patton
Katy Ricchiuto

Past members:
Jordan Cowhig
Cormac Diggins
Thomas Pitchford
Sony Purba

Advisory Council

A distinguished collection of technical, business, and social advocacy experts who provide strategic campaign guidance. Position information is for identification purposes and does not necessarily indicate an organizational endorsement of the Lid I-5 campaign.

Rebecca Barnes Barnes Resources Group
Maria Barrientos Principal, Barrientos Ryan
Dana Behar Owner, Discovery Bay Investments
Greg Briggs Principal, Thornton Tomasetti Engineers
Riisa Conklin Executive Director, Freeway Park Association
Gemma Daggatt Designer & Community Builder
Amy Grotefendt Principal, EnviroIssues
Cate Hardy Property Owner
Ronnie Henderson Private Banking Manager, HomeStreet Bank
Phen Huang Owner, Foster White Gallery
Alex Hudson First Hill Resident
Leslie Koch Former Director of Governors Island, Independent Consultant
Josh Labelle Executive Director, Seattle Theatre Group (Paramount)
Paul Lambros Executive Director, Plymouth Housing Group
Al Levine Former Seattle Housing Authority; faculty UW Runstad
Mike Malone Owner, Hunters Capital
Shannon Nichol Partner, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol landscape architects
Dorothy Nicholls VP, Amazon Web Services
Greg Nickels Former Seattle mayor
Lee Otis Director of Business Development, Palador
Chip Ragen President, Ragen Associates
Scott Redman CEO, Sellen Construction
Jon Scholes Executive Director, Downtown Seattle Association
Jared Smith Transportation Engineer
Leslie Smith Public Policy Director, Vulcan
Diane Sugimura Former Director of City of Seattle OPCD/DPD
David Thyer President, RC Hedreen Co.
Scott Wyatt Consulting Partner, NBBJ


Our consultants provide professional support on a periodic basis.

David Yeaworth, Catalyst Strategies
Tim Robinson, graphic designer
Renny Sabina, new media consultant


Lid I-5 supports Seattle businesses! We have partnered with a variety of vendors to provide event services.

D&K Events
Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches
Optimism Brewing Company
Melrose Market Studios
Shake Bartenders
Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes
Washington State Convention Center