Hasegawa and Mohamed Make History at the Port of Seattle



SEATTLE — Toshiko Hasegawa and Hamdi Mohammed made history today when they became the first women of color to join the Port of Seattle Commission. For the first time in the organization’s 110-year history, a majority of Port of Seattle Commissioners are people of color.


The Port’s aviation and maritime gateways are critical to supporting economic vitality, creating opportunities across a broad cross-section of the region and state.

Commissioner Hasegawa’s priorities on the Commission include addressing supply chain issues, expanding economic opportunities, and reducing pollution. In addition to her role as a Commissioner, Hasegawa is also the Executive Director of Washington State’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. She holds a Master’s degree from Seattle University. Learn more about Commissioner Hasegawa on her biography page.


“I am proud to be elected the first woman of Asian ancestry on the Port of Seattle Commission,” said Commissioner Toshiko Hasegawa. “The Port of Seattle holds the key to a robust economy, healthy environment, and thriving communities, and I want to help the Port be a leader in bringing together stakeholders to build our port economy back to be more inclusive, sustainable, and abundant for all.”

Commissioner Mohamed’s priorities include economic development, workforce development, and environmental action. In addition to her role as a Commissioner, Mohamed serves as Public Policy and Strategic Project Manager to King County. She earned both a Bachelor's degree in Law, Societies, and Justice and a Master’s degree in Policy Studies from the University of Washington. She has also earned a Global Business Certificate from Harvard Business School. Learn more about Commissioner Mohamed on her biography page.

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