Outreach Staff

Updated: October 20, 2023

Our Public Engagement team is working hard to ensure that community voices are reflected in all stages of SDOT's projects. Scroll down to get to know our current staff, or click here to find out more about SDOT's work in outreach and engagement. 

Darrell Bulmer

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Darrell Bulmer is a Public Engagement Lead for the Central Sector. He has overseen communications and outreach teams for more than 13 years both regionally and nationally. Most recently, Darrell directed communications at Hopelink, one of the region's largest nonprofits. Prior to that he directed a state agency on the East Coast where he oversaw an array of community development and engagement projects. He served as a registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C., and acted as the spokesperson and media liaison for seven state agencies. Darrell spent his formal years in England and graduated from college and university there before moving to the United States to study business management and marketing. Throughout college Darrell interned at a theatre in New York providing marketing support for Broadway shows. He went on to produce several live theatre events. In his free time, Darrell visits the gym, explores the wilderness, flies drones, or goes kayaking. 

Ching Chan

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Ching Chan is a Senior Public Engagement Lead supporting the South Sector of the city. She has over 10 years of experience in community development and engagement. Ching has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Community, Environment, and Planning as well as a master's degree in Urban Design and Planning at University of Washington. She had previously worked at SCIDpda, a community development organization serving the Chinatown International District. During her tenure at the SCIDpda, Ching has worked on a number of community-led placemaking and capital projects in the CID. Ching is deeply passionate about race and social justice as well as learning about different cultures through culinary experiences. In her free time, Ching enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community and exploring local eateries. 

Candace Goodrich

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Candace is a Public Engagement Lead for the Central sector. She has built her career at the nexus of people, the environment and transportation. Originally from Minnesota, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to earn her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. From there, she headed east and received her master’s degree in climate change from Columbia University in New York. Candace’s passion for transportation took off while living in New York City where she saw how reliable, efficient public transportation systems can mitigate climate change and connect communities. After grad school she moved back to Seattle and has worked for over 10 years in community engagement on transportation and planning projects throughout Washington and Oregon. She is committed to furthering equity and social justice both inside and outside of work and strives to center equity at every step of a project. She now lives in West Seattle with her husband, Siberian husky and cat. In her spare time, Candace enjoys hiking, being a West Seattle super fan and cheering on her beloved Minnesota Vikings. 

Matthew Howard

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Matt Howard is a Public Engagement Associate. Before beginning this role, he was in SDOT’s Street Use division, where he created training materials related to the Accela Olympics and other learning tools. He also provided critical communications support in building out new web content related to the transition and the Safe Start permitting programs and other pandemic-related outreach strategies for the subdivision. Matt an extensive knowledge of and commitment to race and social justice work which was informed by his doctoral work from the University of Washington. He brings this subject matter expertise to the job, putting research and community expectations together to craft meaningful outreach materials.

Jules Posadas

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Jules is a Public Engagement Lead supporting the North Sector of the city. He has over 15 years of experience in community development and engagement. He had previously worked with the City of Seattle in various roles, including as a Capital Projects Planner with the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Planner in the Human Services Department, and Strategic Advisor with the Office of Civil Rights. One of his proudest accomplishments was being a co-lead for the Race and Social Justice Change Team working to advance social justice initiatives and undoing institutional racism. He’s passionate about lifting community voices and applying an equity lens in all his work. Jules grew up in Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington, and lives in the same block in Ballard he used to deliver newspapers to as a kid.  When Jules is not working, you can find him enjoying walks and bike rides with his wife and two children to different parks around the city or volunteering with the Filipino Community of Seattle where he serves as a board member.


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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