Over the last 20 years Roger Valdez has worked as a campaign manager, lobbyist, legislative aid and program manager. He has held a variety of positions including Regional Health Officer and manager of the Tobacco Prevention Program at Public Health Seattle King County, and Neighborhood Development Manger for the South West Sector in the City's Department of Neighborhoods where he worked on implementing neighborhood plans. Recently, Valdez worked as a research associate at Sightline Institute where he researched and wrote about energy efficiency and financing sustainability. In 2011, Valdez read through the Seattle Land Use Code and blogged about it, and he sometimes contributes to the Seattle Transit Blog, Publicola, and Crosscut. His writing has also been featured in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Seattle Times, The Stranger, and City Journal. Today, Valdez is housing director for a local non-profit and also serves as Director for Smart Growth Seattle. Valdez believes that growth isn't about buildings, zoning, or planning but about people and welcoming more of them into Seattle to live, work, and play.
Posts by Roger Valdez:
- More Evidence: Increased Housing Supply Leads to Lower Prices
- Other People’s Housing: Seattle’s Debate Continues
- North District Council Considers Housing Choice
- It Takes All Kinds: Housing Supply, Choice, and Variety
- Discussion of Small Lot Legislation Heats Up
- Smart Growth on the Seattle Channel
- Work in Progress: First Look at Small Lot Recommendations
- More Jobs Means We Need More Housing
- Passive House: Innovative and Affordable
- City Builders Happy Hour is a Year Old!