About the Coalition 

With members from the business, labor and environmental communities, the Tomorrow @ Sea-Tac Coalition was formed to help ensure that Sea-Tac Airport is able to meet customer demand and provide an efficient, reliable and comfortable experience for the next 20 years and beyond.  The coalition’s mission is to provide independent, third-party review and input to capital improvement planning at the airport, and to support the development and implementation of a Sustainable Airport Master Plan.

Co-chaired by former Governor, Commerce Secretary and Ambassador Gary Locke; senior business executive Deanna Oppenheimer; and Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Director Lee Newgent, and housed within the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the coalition’s robust program of work includes:

  • Build public recognition and support for the key role that Sea-Tac Airport plays in driving the economies of the Puget Sound region and the State of Washington
  • Provide a forum for engaged community stakeholders to deliver timely, independent input to Sea-Tac and Port of Seattle staff developing plans for the airport
  • Build public understanding and support for the airport’s development needs to accommodate projected growth in air travel and cargo volumes
  • Augment Sea-Tac’s communications and engagement efforts regarding the Sustainable Airport Master Plan and capital programs to illustrate the broader community benefit and demonstrate wide-spread support for airport  projects
  • Assist in engaging Sea-Tac’s customers, including the airlines, airport vendors, the traveling public and the Puget Sound area hospitality industry to build understanding and support for the airport’s plans among those benefitting most directly
  • Support Port efforts to secure additional funding from the federal government for its airport capital improvement plans
  • Coordinate with other community-wide initiatives and key stakeholders to build awareness of the regional and statewide economic benefits of commercial air service and the need for long-term growth planning at Sea-Tac Airport