Left to right: Steve Hooper, SRA President, Trey Lamont, Jerk Shack Owner, Mayor Harrell, John Devine and Adriane Lee

Many thanks to the Jerk Shack for hosting The Seattle Restaurant Alliance monthly meeting yesterday. Our featured speaker was Mayor Bruce Harrell, who shared his vision for Seattle and discussed the critical issues impacting our industry.

Here are a few highlights:

  • The mayor wants to ensure that the voice of small businesses are heard by every city department and that the focus should be on success not punishment.
  • To promote public safety, we need activation events in our neighborhoods and alternatives to policing that are on the ground engaging the community.
  • The mayor needs restaurants and the business community at large to be a partner and part of the solution.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be a summer social on July 13 1-3 pm at the Tom Douglas Warehouse: 5118 14th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107