Pamela Banks

Interim Director, Seattle Office of Economic Development

Pamela L. Banks is a tireless advocate for equality and social justice, building community partnerships and strengthening community engagement to create lasting economic opportunity. In December 2020, Pamela joined the Mayor’s cabinet in a newly created role as the Director of Recovery and Equitable Investments to lead the city in social and economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

In February Mayor Durkan expanded her role to serve as Interim Director for the Office of Economic Development. Pamela has also served as the past President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle.