Chris Mefford, President & CEO
Chris founded Community Attributes Inc. in Seattle in 2005. CAI provides economic analysis, urban planning strategies, and technology tools. Chris speaks to audiences on the regional economy and its relevance to community development. Chris is expert in regional economic development and data analysis. His current work supports economic stabilization efforts and recovering strategies throughout the Seattle region. Prior to founding CAI, Chris served as Senior Planner for the Puget Sound Regional Council. Chris holds an M.B.A. from the University of Washington;
an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa; and a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. He is an active volunteer in community organizations and has served the Mayor of Seattle as her appointed Economist on the Seattle City Light Advisory Panel.
Most recently, he was the Interim CEO for Economic Alliance Snohomish County.