Mission

The mission of Africatown Community Land Trust Mission is to acquire, develop and steward land in Greater Seattle to empower & preserve the Black Diaspora community

Our VISION

We envision vibrant and thriving Black Communities through land ownership.

Our Work

Africatown Community Land Trust is working for community ownership of land in the Central District that can support the cultural and economic thriving of people who are part of the African diaspora in the Greater Seattle region.

Our story

Africatown Community Land Trust was formed to acquire, steward and develop land assets that are necessary for the Black/African diaspora community to grow and thrive in place in the Central District as well as support other individuals and organizations in retention and development of land. Following the historic inclusive development agreement reached on the Liberty Bank Building, the Africatown Community Land trust was formed in June 2016 culminating from the work of the Union Street Business Association and Africatown stakeholders to acquire and facilitate inclusive, heritage rich development at the Midtown Center that includes. The land trust was also identified as the proper vehicle to hold the Africatown ownership interests in the Liberty Bank Building and the Firestation 6 and other properties.

Who We Are

We are here not for income, but for outcome

Africatown Community Land Trust is working for community ownership of land in the Central District that can support the cultural and economic thriving of people who are part of the African diaspora in the Greater Seattle region. The Africatown Community Land Trust board is comprised of real estate professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals and long-time community members from the Central District.

The Africatown Community Land Trust board and advisors include long-time community members, real estate professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals.

Board of Directors

K. Wyking Garrett, President
Margo Jones, A Personal Point of View, Chair
Michael John Green, Treasurer
Andrea Caupain, Byrd Barr, Secretary
Savior Knowledge, Union Street Business Association
Isaac Joy, Esq.

Advisors

Hon. Dawn Mason, Former State Representative
Evelyn Allen, Village Spirit Center for Community Change
Constance Proctor, Vanderberg Johnson & Gandara
Doris Koo, Yesler Community Collaborative
Michelle Connor, Forterra
Kathleeen Hosfeld, Homestead Community Land Trust
Dr. Norwood Brooks, Retired

Our Partners

YMCA
NAREB

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