Tom Byers

Tom Byers, who is a member of the Board of Seattle Parks Commissioners, is public affairs consultant and served as deputy mayor to two former mayors.

Some Basic Steps to Reclaim Seattle Parks from Tent Encampments

The encampments that existed in the parks and greenbelts at the beginning of the pandemic were small and hidden and usually didn’t prevent other members of the public from using their parks. But in the months since the encampments have mushroomed tenfold with newcomers who cannot claim they are simply sheltering in place.