The Alliance for Pioneer Square works to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging and dynamic neighborhood in Seattle. We do this by effectively implementing programs in the following areas: business development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and public realm leadership.
Karen True is the Director of Business Development and Community Engagement for the Alliance for Pioneer Square. In our neighborhood, her approach to business development is the secret sauce. Part retail recruitment, part matchmaker, full-time community builder.
Sara Pizzo, Public Realm Manager, tackles projects that
improves the streets, parks, and public spaces. She diligently works to enhance
the streetscape and coordinate construction along with anything else that is
needed. Her efforts make the neighborhood a safer and cleaner place for
everyone to enjoy and for businesses to thrive.
She enjoys connecting with the community and building relationships.
Pioneer Square has an unprecedented number of projects
impacting the public realm: reclaiming alleys, redesigning streets and parks,
fixing curbs and medians, waterfront, parking, and bike lanes. All this and
more are all-in-a-day’s work for Liz Stenning, our Deputy Director. A friendly
and familiar face in the neighborhood, Liz is all about ongoing improvements to
our public realm from curb cuts to crosswalks.
Lisa has worn many hats on behalf of Pioneer Square. In her
current role as Executive Director of the Alliance, she leads a collaborative
team focused on business development, advocacy, marketing and public realm
improvements. Lisa uses her strong relationships with city leaders and key
organizations to advocate for the neighborhood and the issues that impact
Pioneer Square at the city, county, and state levels. She tackles everything from
long term goals and planning to every day issues.