Maiko Winkler-Chin | 2023

Maiko Winkler-Chin is the Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing. In this role, Maiko leads the Office of Housing in its efforts to create and preserve affordable rental and homeownership opportunities, craft policies and programs that advance racial equity and housing justice, and support low-income homeowners so they can afford to live safely and comfortably in their homes. 

Maiko has over 25 years of community development experience, with a focus on community economic development, affordable housing development and management in neighborhoods at risk of displacement and gentrification due to economic as well as transportation and infrastructure development impacts. Most recently, Maiko worked at the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), where she served as Executive Director since 2009. Under her leadership, SCIDpda advocated for those who live, work, and frequent the Chinatown International District, helping create hundreds of new affordable homes throughout the neighborhood.
Located in the Central District, Seattle Girls' School is an independent school for girls and gender nonconforming students in grades 5-8. Our mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.