Exhibit A

Von: Dirk Buettner [mailto:Dirk@argusreisen.de] 
Gesendet: Freitag, 25. Februar 2022 15:26 
An: Denny.P@portseattle.org 
Cc: Port of Seattle | GIA ; Albert Jennings  
Betreff: Thanks for all your help 
Howdy form ARGUS REISEN 
Finally, it looks like the COVID crises will come to an end soon. 
Starting in January 2022 the request for vacations to the USA did increase significantly and 
I'm happy to say that the same is happening for our booking to the USA and to Seattle. 
For me this is a good time to let you, our partner the "Port of Seattle" and your German Representation
"Get It Across", know how we have appreciated your loyalty throughout the last years! 
Your webinars and newsletter have helped us to build up our knowledge about the Port of Seattle and 
with our coop-marketing activities we could share this knowledge with our potential guests for the Port
of Seattle. 
The provided information about the pre- and post-cruise programs through the wonderful State of
Washington put us in the comfortable situation to be able to create a perfect vacation combination for
our guests. 
Especially the fact that the Port of Seattle provides  with the "Get It Across" team - a well-established
contact here in Germany help us a lot the reach our goal to increase the numbers of guests which we
will send to Seattle in the future. 
We highly recommend continuing this very efficient partnership throughout the next years. 
Thanks for all your help in the past and we are looking forward working with you in the future! 
Kind regards 
Kind regards 
Dirk Buettner 
Fon: + 49 (0)5594 930 930 
Fax: + 49 (0)5594 930 9322 
E-Mail: dirk@argusreisen.de 
Internet page: www.argusreisen.de 
ARGUS REISEN GmbH - Alte Dorfstr. 44a - 37120 Bovenden - Germany 
CEO: Dirk Buettner - AG Goettingen HRB-Nr. 200206 - USt-IdNr.: DE253452229

Kolja Kassner | kolja@canusa.de
Chief Business Development Officer
Letter of reference

Dear Sirs,
We are pleased to recommend the team at Get it Across GmbH & Co. KG (GIA) with Albert
Jennings in lead as destination representative for the German-speaking market. Together with Patti
Denny, Port of Seattle, whom we hold in very high esteem, this has resulted in a very reliable and
successful collaboration over the years, which we are happy to build on for the future.
CANUSA TOURISTIK is the leading German special tour operator for individual travel in Canada
and the USA. Represented at seven locations in Germany, CANUSA TOURISTIK has more than
100 employees at its headquarters in Hamburg and offices in Hanover, Cologne, Berlin, Frankfurt,
Stuttgart and Munich. We sell mostly direct to our customers and combine product, sales and
marketing under one common roof.
Being responsible for CANUSA's marketing and sales, I work closely together with Patti Denny and
Albert Jennings for many years.
The cooperation between CANUSA and GIA / The Port of Seattle has intensified over the long years
we work with them on campaigns for the German market. In these years, we have achieved
considerable success with our ongoing marketing cooperations. These combined efforts have
allowed us to develop and establish the Port of Seattle as the gateway for cruises along the US
west coast and Washington State as a continuously rising region in North America. We would not
have been able to achieve that without close, creative and professional collaboration.
GIA plays a very active role in the German-speaking market. With its regular newsletter, webinars
and through direct contact with tour operators like us, travel consultants in particular are always kept
up to date and trained on the destination and relevant products. This includes cruises as well as
suitable pre- and post-cruise programs.
I know Patti Denny and Albert Jennings as well as his team very well through their dedicated work,
and I can only say good things about their position and approach in the market.
GIA's professional approach in general and their personal proficiency in regard to communication,
marketing and destination knowledge is exceptional. The team is proactive in their collaboration,
goal-oriented and always dedicated to the best possible solutions and lasting effects.
We highly recommend the prolific cooperation with Albert Jennings and his team. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact me at the above address.

Kind regards                                                       Hamburg, February 25, 2022

February 25, 2022 
Ms. Patti Denny, Interim Director 
Tourism Development Department 
Economic Development Division 
Port of Seattle 
2711 Alaskan Way 
Seattle, WA 98121 
Dear Patti, 
CLIA Collaboration with Port of Seattle (Core Communications) 
During the past 12 months CLIA has diversified into an increasing number of emerging channels and technologies to train
and update members on products and opportunities available to them, keeping sessions extremely innovative and
impactful. The Port of Seattle has participated in many of our new and existing events and training session through Core
Communications to ensure as many CLIA members as possible have the most up to date information on Seattle and are
one of the first to know any news from the Port and city. 
Core Communications on behalf of The Port of Seattle have participated in a number of events over that last 12 months,
both virtual and in person, along with supplying any press releases and news stories that are added to the CLIA Newsletter
which reaches around 3000 subscribers each week key messages are also shared on our social media platforms and
Facebook group. 
Destinations also continue to play a major role in cruise itinerary development, as they provide a basis for the enrichment
of the cruise passengers' travel experiences. 
CLIA UK & Ireland look forward to a continued successful relationship with the Port of Seattle's UK representative, Core
Communications, as the world of cruise continues to recover. 

Very best wishes 
Adele Fitzpatrick-Foster 
Senior Manager Events & Trade 
Cruise Lines International Association UK & Ireland 
Suite 210a | 75 King William Street | London | EC4N 7BE 
Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | cruising.org 

CLIA UK & Ireland Ltd | Suite 201a | 75 King William Street | London | EC4N 7BE 
ukaccounts@cruising.org | cruiseexperts.org 
CLIA UK & Ireland is a company Limited by guarantee | Registered No: 00620964- England & Wales | VAT Registration No: 646 2640 36

February 25, 2022 

Dear Patti, 
You may recall we had the pleasure of meeting during a press visit to Seattle in October 2019. 
I would like to express how much I value the work of Caroline Corfield-Rose and her team at Core
Communications Ltd, and how effective they are both in supporting the UK travel trade and securing
media coverage for Port of Seattle and the surrounding region. 
I have worked closely with Caroline for a number of years in my previous role in the travel trade
press as Features Editor at Travel Weekly, and more recently as Editor of Cruise International, a
consumer cruise and travel magazine in the UK. 
Her work in promoting the Port of Seattle within the UK has been invaluable, not only in highlighting
cruises from Seattle to Alaska but also in spreading the word about the wealth of cruise-and-stay
experiences in Washington State. I know the fam trips and tour operator promotions she organised
were always incredibly useful to my former contacts in the travel trade, and I have often called upon
Caroline for information and recommendations for editorial features. 
Moreover, Caroline is very well known and well-respected in US-focused media and PR circles, and
she has become synonymous with Washington and the Port of Seattle, representing them at events
and making herself available at every possible opportunity. She is a real asset to your organisation
and I look forward to continuing to work with her in this capacity. 
Yours sincerely, 

Katie McGonagle 
Cruise International 

Cruise International is published by The Chelsea Magazine Company Ltd 
Jubilee House, 2 Jubilee Place, London, SW3 3TQ | 020 7349 3700 | info@chelseamagazines.com 
Registered in England No. 6081165 VAT Registration No. 898 7862 27

FVW Medien GmbH  Postfach 70 06 29  22006 Hamburg 
Patti Denny, Interim Director                                                 Ansprechpartner 
Tourism Department                                                   Florian Hlzen 
Telefon +49 40 41448-826 
Economic Development Division                                        Mobil: +49 (0) 151 50420385 
Port of Seattle                                                                    Telefax +49 40 41448-899 
2711 Alaskan Way 
Seattle, WA 98111 

Dear Ms Denny, 
my name is Florian Hoelzen, Key Account Manager at fvw Medien 
GmbH in Hamburg/Germany. With this letter I would like to let you
know you that 
Port of Seattle is very present in the German market through
Get It Across 
Oph9i     FVW is leading German travel trade media platform 
POS / GIA regularly provides important travel trade
information for editorial usage, coordinates input - like the
Washington State itinerary guides and statements from
tourism officials 
POS / GIA is pro-actively involved in webinars and FVW
Counter Days to engage the German travel trade 
For any further questions, do not hesitate to ask. 
Best Regards 
Florian Hlzen                                                            FVW Medien GmbH 
Wandsbeker Allee 1 
22041 Hamburg 
Tel. +49 40 41448-0 
Fax +49 40 41448-199 
Ingo Becker 
Peter Esser 
Klaus Kottmeier, Peter Ru, 
Angela Wisken 
Frankfurter Sparkasse 
DE21 5005 0201 0200 5298 03 
Amtsgericht Hamburg 
HRB 46377 
USt-IdNr. DE118516021

25 February 2022 

To whom it may concern 
Holland America Line UK is proud of our long and productive association with the Port of
Seattle and with Core Communications. 
We have an excellent relationship with Caroline and the team at Core Communications, who
do a great job for us in promoting Seattle and Holland America Line within the UK trade and
consumer media - and beyond. 
Core Communications have always been and continue to be very proactive and supportive
with all press trips and joint events/opportunities. 
Gold Medal is a very valuable B2B Tour Operator partner. The team at Gold Medal package
Holland America Line cruises with land and air arrangements for our retail travel partners to
be able to access and sell to guests. The new Gold Medal Alaska cruise + Seattle gateway
holiday options, (a concept created in conjunction with Core Communications) bring
excellent cruise and stay content together, which enable British travellers to combine an
immersive stay in Seattle with an Alaska cruise. 

Lynn Narraway 
Managing Director UK & Ireland

February 25, 2022 
Ms. Patti Denny 
Interim Director 
Tourism Development Department 
Economic Development Division 
Port of Seattle 
2711 Alaskan Way 
Seattle, WA 98121 
Dear Patti, 
We'd like to thank you for the Port of Seattle's support for international inbound travel, through
both your office and your in-market representation in the UK and Germany. 
Your efforts have proven the Port's commitment to international marketing and your successful
B2B focus on building international market share by working with the travel trade. When U.S.-
based inbound operators have bookable product, they become an extension of your sales force. 
Your in-market representatives understand the importance of the inbound operator in the
tourism development food chain, and they remained active throughout the pandemic, providing
consistent and compelling messages to keep Seattle on the radar of international buyers. 
Additionally, with your encouragement, the State of Washington Tourism is providing our
Inbound Insider Steps to Success travel trade training program to ensure your partners in
Seattle and throughout the state are ready for the resurge of international visitors. More trained
partners will result in more bookable product. 
It takes a village to market internationally and the Port of Seattle and your hard-working incountry
representatives' efforts are important and appreciated. Thank you. 

Lisa Simon 
CEO/Executive Director 

+1.859.955.9098  International Inbound Travel Association  www.inboundtravel.org

Port of Seattle 

Wiesbaden, 02.03.2022 

Cooperation NCL (CE office Wiesbaden) with Port of Seattle 

Dear Patti, 
Dear Colleagues at the Port of Seattle, 
we at NCL wish to thank you the Port of Seattle and its contracted agency, Get It Across, for
your strong engagement in the German-speaking markets. You not only provide us with
regular newsletters and information about Washington State, but you have created useful
resources, like the German-language Washington State Itinerary Guide. We at NCL have been
able to share this with our sales staff and our valuable travel agency partners. 
Furthermore, GIA has included us in webinar presentations for travel agent trainings  both
through its own platform and through Visit USA Germany. We very much look forward to our
joint roadshow in March and April of 2022 in which we will be visiting 12 cities in Germany,
Switzerland and Austria again LIVE and in-person, to train travel agents about NCL Alaska
cruises ex Seattle and pre- and post-cruise programs in Washington State. 
GIA and POS are extremely strong and reliable partners for NCL and the German travel trade.
Thank you for your support and cooperation. 
With best regards, Tilo 
Tilo Zimmermann | Director Business Development 
Tel +49 611 36 07124 | Mobil +49 173 8869 124 | Fax +49 611 36 07 090 
tzimmermann@ncl.com | www.ncl.eu 
NCL (Bahamas) Ltd., European Branch Office Wiesbaden 
Kreuzberger Ring 68 | 65205 Wiesbaden | Germany 

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Dear Patti/To whom it may concern,

I have worked closely with Caroline and her team at Core Communications Ltd as the
publisher of several leading media titles such as World of Cruising magazine within the
consumer arena and Cruise Trade News within the trade sector within the cruise industry in
the UK, and as organiser of the annual cruise industry Wave Awards and we have worked
with Caroline to help train the trade about the Port of Seattle through the Cruise Challenges.
We have found Core Communications and Caroline to be on top of their game and have a
solid understanding of what The Port of Seattle want to achieve and they have worked with
our titles to help to achieve that objective.

The Port's proactive presence in the UK has increased because of Core Communications and
the work they have done with our titles and our competitors. Their marketing and PR work,
has resulted in a strong profile for Seattle and Washington State within our titles and
consumer/trade understanding of cruises leaving from Seattle to Alaska in the UK media has
certainly increased through their constant communications with our editorial people. The
Port as a result, won top and commended Wave Awards as Best Destination and Best Port
and we look forward to our continuing relationship with you directly and through Core.

| have nothing but admiration for the work they have produced for the Port and for making
our lives so much easier to understand about the Port and Washington State  we find them

a very hard working and an easy PR company to work with.

Yours Sinee7

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Chris Pitchford

Real Response Media Ltd
(a) Unit 4D, Cally Yard, 423-425 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG
(1) +44 (0) 20 8444 2554 () info@realresponsemedia.com
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From:            Noemie Maxwell
To:                Commission-Public-Records
Subject:           [EXTERNAL] Request to comment at today"s meeting and printed comments and materials for distribution and
attachment to minutes
Date:              Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:46:49 AM
Attachments:      Community_Forest_Consensus_Signers_3_22_22_Update.pdf

WARNING: External email. Links or attachments may be unsafe.
My name is Noemie Maxwell. I'm requesting to speak today at the Port Commission meeting on the topic
of protecting North SeaTac Park and the lifesaving trees and greenspace in our near-airport community.
I'm also submitting three documents, which are attached, for distribution to Commissoiners and entrance
into the public record. These are a letter to Commissioners and staff, the first 250 signers of the
Community Forest Consensus, and a Factsheet on Tree Equity Near SeaTac International Airport.
Thank you!

Noemie Maxwell Vassilakis
Resident of Burien, Washington

To: Port of Seattle Commission President Ryan Calkins and Commissioners
Samuel Cho, Fred Felleman, Toshiko Hasegawa , and Hamdi Mohamed and
all Port of Seattle staff

March 22, 2022

Re: Asking for your active leadership to protect North SeaTac Park and the
lifesaving trees and greenspace in our airport-impacted community.
1. Published signatures of the first 250+ signers of the Community Forest
Consensus of the Defenders of North SeaTac Park
2. Factsheet: Tree Equity near SeaTac International Airport: Selected
comparisons for those living close to SeaTac Airport and all King
County residents

Dear Commissioners and Port of Seattle staff,
Thank you for your work on behalf of our community.
I hope you will read the attached document which contains the published
signatures and comments of the first 250 signers of the Community Forest
Consensus. These are all your constituents and they include four city
councilmembers in the Highline area, fifteen organizations and businesses,
and 240 additional community members.
The Consensus calls on the Commission and all elected officials in this area
to work together to secure North SeaTac Park as a park in perpetuity. This is

only fair. The park was created, in the words of the FAA, to compensate area
residents for cumulative airport impacts. In the decades since it was created,
these impacts have significantly increased.
Research since then has also definitively established three other facts:
1. It's not just noise that's the problem. Airport pollution is also shortening
our lives and making us sicker.
2. Trees are our guardians. They keep airport pollution out of our lungs.
They capture climate disrupting pollution and protect us from the heat,
drought, and dust of climate change.
3. The people who live in this community bear an unjust burden of high
levels of environmental health impacts due to airport pollution and social
factors such as income, race and ethnicity, and newness to the country.
Given these facts, the Consensus also calls for a moratorium on additional
deforestation by the Port of Seattle on public lands within two miles of the
airport until a comprehensive and funded plan to restore our community's lifesaving
forest is in place.
The attached factsheet, which I created, compares tree equity for our near
airport community and the rest of King County. It starkly highlights the truth
behind this quote from the organization American Forests:
"A map of tree cover is too often a map of income and race  especially
in cities. That's because trees are often sparse in socioeconomically
disadvantaged urban neighborhoods and some neighborhoods of color.
The inequitable distribution of trees exacerbates social inequities."
Please look with new eyes at your Sustainable Airport Master Plan as you
continue to shape it. What justice can you uphold? Whose lives can you
save? What iconic Northwest beauty  at our region's very gateway - can you
preserve and restore? This is an opportunity to change for the better the lives
and experiences of generations to come.
Thank you!
Noemie Maxwell Vassilakis

of the Defenders of North SeaTac Park
March 22, 2022 update of signatures in progress
Elected Officials and Candidates
Councilmember Peter Kwon, City of SeaTac
Councilmember Mohamed Egal, City of
Councilmember JC Harris, City of Des Moines  This group is simply asking the Port of Seattle to fulfill a promise made long ago.
It is essential to all cities and communities that are neighbors bordering SeaTac Airport to
Councilmember Kate Kruller, City of Tukwila
protect and preserve what few green spaces and recreational resources we have.
Organizations and Businesses
350 Seattle                     Seattle

ACLU Burien People Power     Burien

Alimentando al Pueblo          Burien

Beacon Hill Council             Seattle

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Boulevard Park Community
Action Network
Climate Action Group at Seattle                           For climate justice this area needs to be protected from airport expansion and
Insight Meditation Society                                  continue to be green space and tree canopy for surrounding neighborhoods.

Community Visions            Burien

Duwamish Valley Neighborhood
Preservation Coalition
Habitat Restoration Specialists,
Highline Education Association  Tukwila
Groups in 14 King County
People for Climate Action
cities, including Burien
Quiet Skies Puget Sound       Des Moines
South Seattle Climate Action
South Seattle
Sugarcane Yoga              Burien

West Seattle Bike Connections  Seattle

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Community Signers
An additional 38 unpublished signers include 13 in Seattle, 11 in SeaTac, 5 in Burien, 2 in Normandy Park, 1 each in Des Moines, Edgewood, Federal Way, and
Jordan         Van Voast       Seattle       98144
Jean           Myers          Seattle       98122
Carson         Furry           Seattle       98122
Barry           North            Seattle        98122
Hadley         Leggett         Seattle       98122
Dave          Tatro          Port Orchard  98366
Iris                  Antman             Seattle           98118        Green space and tree canopy for impacted front line communities is more important
than airport expansion.
Richard         Harwood         Seattle        98118
Benton         Coblentz        Tukwila       98188
Kathleen        Richardson       Burien        98166      Don't grow the Heat Dome: Leave the Trees!
Beth           Brunton         Seattle       98144
STEPHEN     LAMPHEAR    Burien      98146

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Sandy         Hunt           Seattle       98118     Trees near the airport are needed to clean our air. The community in that area was
dissolved because it wasn't safe for people to spend significant amounts of time
there. The communities of this area need more parks and open green spaces, not
parking lots and warehouses.
Protecting trees and growing an urban forest in the communities around the airport is
long overdue. Please stop tree removal and forest destruction before it is too late.
Stop your staff from plowing forward with outdated actions and obsolete policies that
no longer align with the port's vision for racial & social equity and climate justice.
SeaTac Airport is a benefit to the region while destroying the health, education, and
lives of those in its flight path. When we know better, we must do better! signed:
Local Teacher
ANDREW     MATHEWSON  Kent       98031

Robin          Briggs          Seattle       98112

Greg          Stinson         Seattle       98118

Bridgid           Normand         Seattle         98118

Dick            Burkhart         Seattle        98118      We need to stop all plans for airport expansion. It will become contraction in the long
Taylor           Atkinson          Burien         98146      For the health of our community and earth, now and for future generations.

Annie          Wise            Burien        98168

Tascar         Wise            Burien        98168

Christine         Hawkes           Gig Harbor     98035       The life of trees is paramount to clean air preservation.

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Noemie        Maxwell        Burien       98168     This is a simple matter of justice. Trees and green spaces that reduce exposure to
Vassilakis                                     deadly airport pollutants should not be removed in massive numbers from
communities where people are highly impacted by environmental health disparities
largely caused by those airport pollutants.
Annie          Phillips          Burien        98168

Andrea         O'Ferrall        Seattle       98106     Re-think your mission. We need to move away from focusing on economic growth
above other measures of success, well-being and prosperity.
Michael         Oxman          Seattle        98146

Blythe           Sather            Normandy     98166      Save this amazing park!!
JoAnn         Cowan         Normandy    98104     Please follow the guideline outlined by this e-mail. It is vitally important to so many
Park                     people!
Stephanie       Stone           Burien        98168      These trees are critical for breathable air for those of us who live underneath this
highway in the sky. This is a family community and all of our children use the park on
a daily basis. This should be illegal to continue deforestation in an area so critical
with global warming already risking our kids future. Shame on you for making these
decisions at our expense and well being just so that you can make a dollar. Make
better choices that benefit everyone instead of just yourselves. Think outside the box
for more appropriate, greener alternatives.
Ruel           Walker          Burien        98168      I grew up playing football at this park with the Burien Bear Cats. My kids play at this
park. Please don't take this away from us. We can't afford to move anywhere else.

Carol            Liedke           SeaTac       98168      By committing to and honoring this statement, the Port of Seattle will be honoring its
own mission statement to protect the environment AND protect the residents by
establishing firm guidelines (as mentioned) that will serve the community well for
decades to come.

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Clint               Walker             Burien          98168       My family and I use this park everyday. It is a critical park that this area needs badly.
We're all poor in this area which is why we are forced to live under the airport. This
park is the ONLY thing that we have. The air quality is bad enough - don't make it
worse taking away our trees that clean the air. This park is vital in keeping our young
ones healthy and out of trouble with all the gang violence in Burien.

Andrew        Lavadour       Burien       98168     Destroying north SeaTac park is inexcusable. Especially considering the abandoned
lots left At the old Laura lake apartment complex. Spend the money and clean that
site rather than take the easy road at north SeaTac park
Judith            Williams          SeaTac        98188
Robert and      Rider            SeaTac       98168
STUART      NIVEN        Seattle
Debi           Wagner         Burien        98166      Stop destroying our environment
Jennifer          Gould             SeaTac        98168
Josh           Powers         Seattle       98106      Natural habitats are crucial to any long term goals.  Short term benefits of
development are quick and easy to create. The long term benefits of these existing
biomes need lifetimes to re-establish once destroyed.
Scout          Parda           SeaTac       98188
Meagan       Lass          SeaTac      98168
Jean           Trent           Seattle       98115
Kimberly        Smith            SeaTac       98188
Laura          Gibbons         Seattle       98118

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Rob          Briggs         Vashon Island 98070
Laureen        France          Seattle       98199      We must stop destroying green spaces and trees in favor of additional development
that pushes us all closer to a climate disaster.
Miranda        Marti            Seattle       98117
robert            loso               Seattle         98106       not right to evict these homeowners then use their land for other purposes
Nicole           Martin            Seattle        98108
Luciana         Bosio            SeaTac       98198
John           Powell          SeaTac      98168
Darby          DuComb        Seattle       98115
Amado       Dominguez     SeaTac      98198     we need to save the life of our trees, it's time to react and think that without them we
are nothing!!!
Brandon        Kitts            Burien        98146     Trees are the best thing we can foster to negate the detrimental impacts of
urbanization. Conserving and expanding green space is a no brainer in a high
density area like ours.
Brandon        Dilbeck         SeaTac      98168     We need the city to preserve these parks for our citizens' health and well being. We
are fortunate to have so much forest space in our neighborhood, with places for us to
exercise and for trees to provide us with oxygen. And where else are the squirrels
supposed to live? We mustn't keep destroying nature for our own gain.

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Constance      Sidles          Seattle       98105      Dear Port officials, building more parking spaces for cars is not the answer.
Encouraging - or even insisting that - people take public transportation to the airport
is the only sustainable way to handle ever-increasing air traffic. Paving over a habitat
with significant tree canopy for the sake of cars is a recipe for higher air pollution,
hotter heat traps, and poorer quality water. You owe the future a better solution.

Sharla          Dodd            Seattle        98103
Cheryl          Brooks           SeaTac       98188
Martha         Taylor           Seattle       98115
Brandon        Bowersox-       Seattle       98103     Thanks for organizing this! Let's save this green space and create a green buffer
Johnson                                around the whole airport to help our community and climate!
Barbara         Lewy            Seattle        98109      The community around SeaTac already pays a heavy price for aviation. Don't add to
Jessica          Jones            Tukwila       98168
Sameth        Mell           Tukwila      98168
Charlotte         Wells             Port           99368      People deserve a safe place to live.
David           Feinberg         Burien        98168
Rosemary      Moore          Mercer Island  98040
Alex            Fay              Seattle        98103
Michele         Crocker          SeaTac       98188      Myself and extended family members use this park. Please don't ruin it!
Nadine         Morgan         Tukwila       98188

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Ginele          Lee              Burien        98168      Climate change is here, and affecting our livelihoods. Without environmental
protection in place, we will see continued and irreversible damage to our ecosystems
and waterways. We are already experiencing the harm of pollutants and removing
any trees will just add to our already overworked environment. We are flooding just
north of North SeaTac Park due to people and the city allowing developers to clearcut
and destroy our environment. We can not allow the destruction of our precious
and scarce treeline. Our future depends on the preservation of what little natural
environment we have left here in our small community.
Protect our space, and it will protect us and our future generations.

Daniel           Martin            Burien
Lauren         Herber          Seattle       98126
M        Rogers              98201
Sophie         Verlaine         Seattle       98118      Please retain the forested park it is beneficial for the immediate neighborhood as well
as contributing to the ecosystem by retaining the CO2 exchange particularly so near
to the pollution of air traffic. It's a healthier world when an ecosystem is protected .

Sam         Owens                  98144
Mathew        Irvine          Burien       98166
Sarah          Hansen         Tacoma      98046
Dayna         Anderson       Des Moines   98198
Patrick           Flanagan         Seattle         98103
Denise         Sterchi          Seattle       98115

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Aaron          Sheedy         Seattle       98103     Green forested spaces that provide people a place play, enjoy nature, de-compress
from the day are increasingly rare in urban environments and should be protected as
much as possible. I surely needn't also list the environmental benefits of areas that
contain large #'s of tree's regarding carbon capture, better health, etc. Finally, by
considering paving over this space, you are contributing directly to increasing
inequality by removing this type of environment from a low income area in Seattle.
You should be deeply ashamed this even made it past the proposal stage.

Ramsay       Cookman      Burien       98168
Ilene             Marvin            Tukwila        98168       I support the preservation of the North Seatac Forest.
Jarred           Swalwell         Shoreline      98155
Andrew        Corman        Renton       98056
Stephanie       Frantz           Seattle        98126
Alec            Cervenka        Seattle        98103
Linnea          Westerlind       Seattle        98136
Shary          B               Seattle       98101      We need to protect this green space for the health of our environment and all of the
people who live in this area.
Selene         Russo          Seattle       98106
Russell          Poe              Burien         98146      walkable, enjoyable spaces with trees is more important.
Stuart            Jenner            Normandy     98166
Luke          McGuff         Seattle       98107     North SeaTac Forest could easily be a gem of Pacific Northwest urban forest,
providing a large tract of native plants and biodiversity. The existing street grid could
be turned in promenades and bike paths, providing room for bikers and joggers and
people just walking through.
Omaha       Sternberg      Burien      98148
Dorene        Carrel          Burien       98166
Isabelle          Heier              SeaTac
Sue          Cook          Burien       98168     You have a responsibility to the neighborhoods surrounding the airport and the
greater community. SeaTac Park is not up for grabs.
Shambhavi     Taylor          Seattle       98125
Rebecca       Dare           Auburn       98002
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Donald         Stimson         Newcastle    98059
DAVID        LARSON       BURIEN     98166     Our community needs refuge from industrial expansion. SEATAC Airport expansion
is adverse to health of local communities therefore has a obligation to mitigate these
damages by compensation ; financial and in form of green zones.

Lynn           Brittenham      Burien        98168
Paul            Coblentz         Tukwila
Deborah       Melchior        SeaTac      98168
Kathleen        Kresly           Seatac        98188      I love Seatac parks! Keep more green spaces please
Rob          Bent          Seattle      98106     By developing in North SeaTac Park, you act in opposition to your own concrete
commitments and with reckless disregard for the health of the people and the
valuable natural resources surrounding the airport. Don't betray us!
ANDREW     WRIGHT      SEATTLE   98126    There aren't many places to ride mountain bikes on trails that are accessible without
driving. Please preserve this opportunity for our community.
Ellen             Arnstein          Seattle         98102
Julie              Fluke              Burien          98166
Jacob          Moore          SEATAC      98168     The Port should sell this property to the city parks, it should be sold at the original
right of way price that it was purchased from the homeowners.
Barbara         McMichael       Des Moines   98198
and SeaTac

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Kathy          Kerkof          SEATTLE     98107      I am a senior who grew up on Beacon Hill under the flight path of Boeing and
SeaTac Airfields and parallel to the industrial area. My parents had 9 children. Six of
us have had various cancers with 2 of us and, also, my mother passing from cancer.
The cancer rate is equally as high among other relatives who grew up on Beacon
Hill. Industrial pollution is a serious issue, and the health impacts are not to be
dismissed. It has been found that people living in the South End have a 10-year
shorter lifespan than people living in the North End due to industrial pollution. I am
very tired of various local government agencies giving lip service to the issues of
racial, social, environmental, and economic justice, promising to address these
issues and then pursuing policies that perpetuate the identified injustices. The Port
has made a commitment to be "accountable for equitable policies that ensure racial,
social, environmental, and economic justice are achieved in strategies, practices, and
projects". Please honor that commitment. This park and these trees are vital for the
health of the people who live in the near-airport community.

Heather         Alvarez          Seattle        98116
Johanna       Maloney        Seattle       98106
Anne          Miller          Seattle       98144     The Port must prioritize the health of the peoples of SeaTac and Washington State.
Elizabeth        Berggren         Seattle        98112
Rebecca       Stith           Tacoma      98042     Protect North SeaTac Park and surrounding community. Stop deforestation and
other environmentally destructive actions proposed as part of the airport's expansion.
Jodi             Taylor            Burien         98106
Dee          Selk          Burien       98146     We so need our open spaces and trees to keep our environment clean and fresh.
Don't park cars, cut trees, and take our forested area away.
Kersti            Muul              Seattle         98136
Lisa             Parks            Burien         98166
Sally             Roach            Burien         98168       I think it is atrocious and despicable that you are trying to destroy this area of trees!!!
D          McCaslin      Seatac     98168    Build you parking garages and ware houses closer to the airport and save the park,
trees and fresh air makers. Please when is enough, enough? And at what cost?
Humans needs green trees.
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AnnaLisa       LAfayette        Seattle       98106
jazmin          arroyo           Seattle        98168
Christian         Tinoco            Seattle         98168
Linda           Roney           Seattle (uninc. 98168      We never got the noise study in north Boulevard Park. It's horrible here!
K C)
kristen            michael           SEATTLE      98168
Lori               Erickson           Burien          98168
Amanda       Goss          SeaTac      98146     Please keep our green spaces! They are so important to our area in particular.
Ali                  Vrbas               Seattle          98188
Caitlin             Tate                Burien          98168       We on Des Moines Memorial Drive have lost so many acres of trees and their
diverse ecosystems in the past decade. We cannot afford to lose any more.
Regina         Mutter          Normandy    98166      Thank you for thoughtfully considering this consensus statement by our community.
Park                     This is an opportunity for the SeaTac Airport authorities to not only follow through on
the Port's promise to reduce environmental impact to surrounding communities, but
also to show leadership in taking steps to mitigate the impacts of climate change as
well as provide local citizens access to, and enjoy the health benefits of, green space
in close proximity to our neighborhoods.

Marianne       Hudson         Seattle       98146      Please take the necessary steps to protect the plants, animals, and people in this
area. Thank you!
Rachel         Hartley          Tukwila       98168
Rick            Johnson         Des Moines   98198
Susan         Dedinksky      Des Moines   98198
Dara           Elish           Seattle       98108
Angela         Walls           Seattle       98108      We need all the canopy we can get! Save what is there.
Sarah          Wells-Ikeda      Burien        98168
Rebecca       Cossette        Burien       98168
Steven         Cossette        Burien        98168
LANCE       OYLER       tukwila      98168
Joanne        Nelner          Des Moines   98198

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Ruby          Lamba         Burien       98168     North Sea Tac park was an attractive place for people to walk and walk their dogs.
Many people play disc golf over there. There are lots of nice bushes which are giving
nice flowers and fruits. Lately it seems city people are cutting all the bushes. Lots of
small animals live in the park. I don't want to loose those animal's home.

Amanda       Johnson       Burien       98168
Manuela       Insixiengmay    Seattle       98108
Shirley           Clough            Burien         98146
Sheana        Conaway       Bothell       98100
Martha         Pruitt           Seattle       98108
Jill                   Reese               Seattle           98108
Harold          Baldwin          Seattle        98108
John           Carlton         Tacoma      98405
Saundra        Mock           Des Moines   98198     Stop killing trees and humans and animals with your pollution!
Maria           Cheha           Seattle        98125
Stuart            Nielsen           Burien         98168
Jessica          McComas        Seattle        98108
Terri              Lindeke           Burien          98148       Our neighborhoods live with the noise and pollution of the airplane all day and all
night. Leave the lands that we have transformed to the neighbors who live here.
Heather         Griffin           Seattle        98108
Susan         Davis          Des Moines   98198     The continued intrusion and destruction of lands adjoining the port surrounding
destroys the lives of the community. The trail of broken promises, from the third
runway being used "only for emergencies" to now is one example. Now, the Port has
begun to whittle away at North SeaTac Park, their gift to SeaTac for not fighting the
3rd runway. A tree here, there, and soon they are all gone. "Safety" always being
cited when we all know it is hogwash. We will replant, is a poor answer when it takes
20 years. For a tree to regrow to a decent size. The pact is a good one. It is time to
stop lying. Time to stop breaking promises. Sign the pact and live by it. Thank you.

Vicky           Hartley           Burien        98168
Sewheat       Asfaha         Seattle       98108
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Martha         De Leon         Seattle       98106
Nicole           Pollock           Burien         98168      This large natural space, free from cars and concrete, is a huge asset to this
community. It would be a shame to watch any industry slowly eat it up. And where
does all the wildlife go? They need homes too, and are beneficial to the whole
Christina         Coleman          Des Moines    98198       This large natural space, free from cars and concrete, is a huge asset to this
community. It would be a shame to watch any industry slowly eat it up. And where
does all the wildlife go? They need homes too, and are beneficial to the whole
Michele         Wagoner        Burien        98146
Brandon        Wysocki        SeaTac      98168
Bryan          Vinzant          SeaTac       98168      As the years go by this green space will become more and more important while also
becoming more desirable to develop. We need to get protection in place or there's no
way the green space won't be continually chipped away
Robyn         Winters        Seattle       98168     Our family enjoys this park daily and it brings joy and improves our lives year-round.
Our neighborhood and community is a better place for having this park protected and
cared for.
Aurora          McKinney        Renton       98057
Joanna        Oliver          Seattle       98122
Brianna         Wirkkala         SeaTac       98168
Karin            Ellis              SeaTac       98198
Kathleen        McManamon     SeaTac       98168
Krysta           Smith            SeaTac       98188      We need to protect our green spaces as much as possible. Please look at already
developed land in order to build your processing facility.
Cristina           Chidhalay         SeaTac        98188
Natalie           Scantlen          SeaTac        98188
Sabrina         Cook            SeaTac       98168
Lynne          Dixon           SeaTac      98188
Stephanie       Booth           SeaTac       98188      There's already so much pollution in the air from planes, we need these trees to
counteract it.

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Thomas       Foulds         SeaTac      98188     I use this park as a way to de stress and it's hard to find fun trails to ride. as
someone who has lived my entire life in WA we need to save our green spaces.
Lisa             Jorgensen        Seattle        98168
Susan         McIlwaine       SeaTac      98198
Marla           Blazer           SeaTac       98188
Laura          Kirkland         SeaTac       98198
Marianne       Jackson         SeaTac       98198      The action we take now for our community will affect generations to come. What kind
of a future and legacy will we leave the children?
More trees and less development is the only way to go. Since the pandemic began,
the overall mental health of our citizens has declined. We need trees and some wild
spaces for the wildlife as well. We need to be able to breathe.
Please support the environment to help the physical and mental health of our
Linda           Warfield         SeaTac       98188
Cecilia           Walsh             Seattle         98118
I pay a good amount of taxes here and would like the trees to stay. It's bad enough
Bob          Gruber         SeaTac      98168     we breath air with spent jet fuel in it.
Cristina           Fonseca          SeaTac        98188
Alejandro        Moreno          Seattle        98168
Michael         Goebel          Seattle        98166
Bill                  Mills                 Tukwila          98168
David           Hollingsworth    Tukwila       98168
TaniRae        Standridge      SeaTac      98188     thank you for considering our opinions
Cat            Jimnez         SeaTac       98188
Richard         Evans           SeaTac       98188      Save our trees.
Ricki             Mudd             SeaTac        98188
Carrie           Pizzano          SeaTac        98188      Please don't cut down the trees and put in a parking lot
Margie          Schultz          SeaTac       98168
Megan        Swarner       SeaTac      98188
Pamela        Clylde          SeaTac      98188

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Tree Equity near SeaTac International Airport
Selected comparisons for those living close to SeaTac
Airport and all King County residents
1.   American Forests: Trees are a Pathway to Creating Social Equity
2.   Report to the Legislature in Response to Washington State HOUSE BILL 1109, Public
Health Seattle King County, 12/2020 https://tinyurl.com/mwk9p7vn 
3.   Port of Seattle Equity Index Map https://tinyurl.com/5n6pw23u accessed 3/10/22
4.   King County 30 year forest plan, 2/21. page 17 https://tinyurl.com/ydbw74u5 
Trees are a Pathway to Creating Social Equity1 
"A map of tree cover is too often a map of income and race  especially in cities. That's
because trees are often sparse in socioeconomically disadvantaged urban
neighborhoods and some neighborhoods of color. The inequitable distribution of trees
exacerbates social inequities."
Trees Protect Health and Lives Near SeaTac International Airport 
Public Health Seattle-King County recommends increasing trees & green space near
the airport to protect residents from airport pollution that shortens lives and causes
disease. 2 But the Port of Seattle proposes to build on dozens of acres of tree-covered
land in this community, including 31 acres inside N. SeaTac Park. Sign the Consensus
to call for a better plan: https://KCTreeEquity.org/consensus
King County Residents     People living within two miles
of the airport 
How Equitable is            MODERATE EQUITY             VERY LOW EQUITY
this neighborhood
for health and
Median Household              $106,000                        $76,000
Households below                7.6%                           11%
Life Expectancy2     Years of Life  Distance from Airport    Years of Life  Distance from Airport
82.9       More than 10 miles     77.9       Less than 1 mile 
79.4       Less than 5 miles 
81.2        Less than 10 miles 
Race and Ethnicity2   King County is 64% White, 18% Asian,  Within 2 miles of the airport: 50%
10% Hispanic, 6% African American,    White, 15% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 14%
1% Native American, 1%Pacific         African American, 1% Native
Islander3                                    American, 4%Pacific Islander3
Tree Canopy4                               Tree Canopy Cover       Poverty rate
versus Poverty       Normandy Park            46%                        6%
rate3                    Bellevue                       37%                              7%
Burien                    30%                       11%
SeaTac, home of     Des Moines                29%                        8%
the airport, ranks     Seattle                       28%                          10%
40th out of 45 King    Tukwila                       24%                          12%
County cities for      SeaTac                       22%                          12%
tree canopy4         White Center                21%                        17%

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