Alex Hudson

Executive Director

Alex Hudson is the Executive Director of the First Hill Improvement Association. Her background is in economic development and land use consulting and event production. She is passionate about community development, transit, cultural placemaking, and making First Hill a great place for the eclectic mix of residents, businesses, and visitors that make it such a vibrant neighborhood.

Alex has degrees in Political Science, Economics, and Sociology. She sits on the boards of the Freeway Park Association and The Urbanist and is a member of the City of Seattle Community Involvement Commission and the Swedish Medical Center Standing Advisory Committee.  

She's lived on First Hill with her cat and houseplants for almost a decade and thinks there is no greater sandwich in the world than the roast beef at George’s on Madison.


Doug holtom

Coordinator

Doug Holtom is the Coordinator of the First Hill Improvement Association. He's interested in architecture, geography, urban agriculture, placemaking and land use. 

Doug has an B.A. in Urban Design and Urban Planning and is also a member of  the Swedish Medical Center Standing Advisory Committee. Doug has lived in First Hill with his dog for over five years and thinks that Freeway Park is the best park in Seattle. His hobbies include skiing, volunteering, exploring the public realm and travelling.