Hyeok Kim is the Deputy Mayor for the City of Seattle. Her office focuses on external and community relations. Kim was appointed to this position by Mayor Ed Murray in January, 2014, becoming the first Asian American woman to hold such a position in Seattle’s history. Kim is responsible for helping to develop and promote meaningful connections and relationships between the Mayor’s office and city government with the diverse neighborhoods and communities of Seattle, and with state, federal and international partners. Before joining the Murray Administration, Kim was director of the Interim Community Development Association, worked on policy for Speaker of the House Frank Chopp in the Washington State legislature, and served on Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.