About Us

A Voice for Seattle Restaurants

The Seattle Restaurant Alliance is a voice for Seattle restaurants, advocating on behalf of the more than 2,700 restaurants in Seattle.

Our mission: To develop an active network of restaurant owners, operators and managers focused on the issues that impact the Seattle restaurant community.

Principles to live by as Seattle restaurateurs:

  • Be a resource to fellow restaurateurs and of value to the community

  • Create a healthy and sustainable business environment

  • Operate responsibly and ethically

  • Help your employees and community prosper

Seattle restaurant association board members

Steve Hooper

Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Board President, Government Affairs Committee 

Linda Di Lello Morton

Terra Plata, Government Affairs Committee and Philanthropy Committee

Eric Tanaka

Tom Douglas Restaurant, Member Engagement Committee

Todd Carden

Elliott Bay Brewing Co., Community Engagement Committee

Trey Lamont

Jerk Shack, Communications Committee

Jasmine Donovan

Dick’s Drive-In, Communications Committee

Paul Osher

Porkchop & Co., Member Engagement Committee and Philanthropy Committee

Efrem Fesaha

Boon Boona Coffee

Olga Sagan

Piroshky Piroshky, Communications Committee

SEATTLE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION STAFF

John Lane

Director of Local Government Affairs

John Lane joined the SRA in July 2015. He brings extensive public policy experience from his previous experience as legislative and legal counsel at the Office of Financial Management (2013-2015), a senior policy advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee on public safety and government operations (2013), executive policy adviser to Chris Gregoire (2005-2013) and the assistant attorney general (2001-05). He holds a law degree from Seattle University and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.

Contact John at johnl@wahospitality.org

Austin Miller

Local Government Affairs Senior Manager

Austin Miller joined the SRA in March of 2021. He brings a decade of experience working in government and political roles in the Seattle area. Prior to joining the SRA, Austin worked in several positions for the City of Seattle, including two mayor’s offices, and the Department of Education and Early Learning. He has also worked on a number of political campaigns, ranging from managing the 2014 preschool for all campaign in Seattle to serving on Senator Cantwell’s 2012 re-election campaign. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington.

Contact Austin at austinm@washospitality.org

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What we do

- Advocacy

- Industry Information

- Industry News

- Workforce Training

- Networking/Event

- Exclusive Programs

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