News from the Office of Film + Music - March 28, 2019

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News from the Office of Film + Music | Vol. 12, No. 32 | March 28, 2019


Kate Becker to join King County as Arts & Culture Strategist

Kate Becker recently announced that she is joining King County as Executive Dow Constantine's Arts & Culture Strategist, leaving her role as Director of the Office of Film + Music.

Kate has been a great advocate for the Office of Film + Music and for Seattle’s creative economy. We are excited for her as she takes on a new role with King County and helps advance a regional strategy for fostering the creative economy.

While Kate is leaving the city, the work of the Office of Film + Music and the Special Events Office will continue under the oversight of Randy Engstrom, director of the Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS). During this time, ARTS and OED will undertake a planning process with other City departments and community stakeholders, to define a Creative Economy strategy that leverages existing resources to best meet the needs of the film, music, events, and arts communities and industries. 

We are looking forward to working with our communities, industries, and stakeholders to develop a community-centered, comprehensive approach to support and grow our creative industries, so Seattle can continue to be the city that invents the future.

Please join us in thanking Kate for all she has done for the City – we wish you well on your new opportunity with the County.


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