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U District Partnership Board of Directors

The U District Partnership (UDP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors. The UDP Board has broad representation from throughout the District; including two property owners, two business owners, two residents, one social service provider, one business tenant, up to four “at-large” representatives in the District, and four University of Washington representatives. The UDP Board meets ten times per year and is governed by bylaws to oversee the work plan of UDP staff and address issues arising in the neighborhood.


  • Lois Ko, Co-Chair
    Owner, Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery
  • Rob Lubin, Co-Chair
    Director of Facilities and Capital Planning, Housing & Food Services, University of Washington
  • Trevor Peterson, Treasurer
    Chief Operating Officer, University Bookstore
  • Aaron Hoard, Secretary
    Director of the Office of Regional & Community Relations, University of Washington
  • Stephen Antupit
    U District Resident
  • Kate Barr
    Executive Director, Scarecrow Video
  • Katie Betz
    General Manager, Urban Renaissance Group
  • Daniel Blue
    Branch Manager, Gesa Credit Union
  • Jeremy Eknoian
    Real Estate Asset Services Manager, University of Washington
  • John Hix
    Pastor, Seattle Vineyard Church
  • Rick Jones
    Owner, University Business Center
  • Kristine Kenney
    Director of Campus Architecture & Planning, University of Washington
  • Moe Khan
    Owner, Cedars Restaurant
  • Naomi Lewis
    Owner, Luminati Labs
  • Maya Lu,
    Owner, Boba Up
  • Anson Lin
    Owner, Astora Construction
  • Angela Mercado
    Executive Director, UHeights Center
  • Santhi Perumal
    Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration for the College of Education, University of Washington
  • Miles Richardson
    General Manager, Audi Seattle & University Volkswagen
  • Don Schulze
    President, University District Parking Associates
  • Emily Scully
    Owner, Schultzy’s Bar & Grill
  • Alfred Shiga
    Owner, Shiga’s Imports
  • Anna Sorokina
    Manager, U-District Branch, WSECU
  • Josh Stabenfeldt
    Branch Executive, University Family YMCA

Upcoming Board Meetings

Upcoming UDP Board Meetings:


  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | 11:30am – 1:00pm (Zoom)
  • Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm (In-Person) – ANNUAL RATEPAYER MEETING

To attend an upcoming meeting or to provide public comment, please contact Don Blakeney at don@udistrictpartnership.org.

UDP Financial & Legal Documents

Below you can find information about the U District Partnership’s (UDP) annual budgets, audits, tax reporting, and bylaws. The UDP fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th. The annual operating budget is approximately $2,000,000. Revenue sources include: U District Business Improvement Area (UDBIA) assessment dollars, event and program sponsorships, and grants. UDP proposes an annual budget and work plan which is passed by the UDP Board, and accepted by ratepayers at the Annual Meeting each year. Financial reporting and oversight is conducted by the Executive Director, the contracted finance staff, and a joint UDP/BIA Finance Committee. Financial statements are reviewed and approved by UDP at each monthly board meeting and accepted by the UDBIA Ratepayer Advisory Board at quarterly meetings.

UDP Budgets & Work Plans

  • 2022-2023 UDP Budget & Work Plan
  • 2021-2022 UDP Budget & Work Plan
  • 2020-2021 UDP Budget & Work Plan

Audits and Financial Reviews

  • 2021-2022 Audit Report
  • 2020-2021 Audit Report

990 Forms

Legal Documents