Seth Kirby

Board Chair

Seth is a transgender man, parent, and advocate for racially equitable, community-designed solutions. For over 20 years, Seth has worked and volunteered in the fields of HIV and violence prevention, civil rights policy and implementation, and youth leadership development. He is currently the chief impact officer at Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, where he identifies, designs, and champions lasting connections and investments in Pierce County. Previously, he served as the executive director of Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma. He was also legislative director at the Washington State Human Rights Commission, where he led on a range of public policy issues, including implementation of the law to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. 

Seth was chair of Washington Won’t Discriminate, the campaign to retain existing statewide LGBTQ protections. He served for ten years on the board of directors for Pride Foundation and is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum-Pierce County Chapter. He grew up on a farm in rural Nebraska, attending a one-room school with no running water. He holds an MPA with concentrations in public policy and tribal governance from The Evergreen State College. 

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