Scholarship & Policy Experience


  • Published op-ed in The Advocate Magazine about intersectionality of being Native and queer.
  • Published article in Native Peoples Magazine about being Native and queer.
  • Monthly column on Capitolhillseattle.com blog about community, community development, and neighborhoods.
  • Published in Oxford University Press textbook about being Native and queer.
  • Panelist for Downtown Seattle Association neighborhoods and community council conversation.
  • Panelist at UnUrban, an urban development conference, about equity in community development.
  • Created, Developed, and Passed legislation to pass the country's first-ever renter's commission with Councilmember Tim Burgess.
  • Created, Developed, and Passed legislation to require landlords provide voter registration to new tenants with Councilmember Kshama Sawant.

Zachary DeWolf


Zachary DeWolf is a Chippewa Cree tribal member, a graduate of Western Washington University, and program manager with All Home King County, co-managing the Youth Advisory Board/Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. Previously, he was director of communications and education with Pride Foundation. 

An experienced community activist committed to pursuing racial, economic, gender, and social justice through service, Zachary (learned) and taught Braille and opened a library at St Peter's Anglican School in Belize while serving in the U.S. Peace Corps and as a coordinator for the 2012 SOULFORCE Equality Ride. He is a speaker and writer for local blogs and national publications about community, community development, and native/queer issues.

He serves as president of Capitol Hill Community Council and as a commissioner for the Seattle Housing Authority Board. Zachary previously served on the boards of Gender Justice League, Victory Fund & Institute, and 43rd District Democrats. Zachary is also a member of the NW Two Spirit Society, Coalition to End Urban Native Homelessness, SPD’s Native American Advisory Council, and was an Institute for a Democratic Future Fellow. He also volunteers with Prospect Enrichment Preschool. 

In 2014, he was honored to represent the LGBTQ and Native community as 2014 Seattle Pride Parade Grand Marshal. He lives in Capitol Hill, Seattle with his husband Derek and their dog Maya.

Civic Leadership Experience


2009

  • TOMS Shoes - Campus Outreach
  • Native Youth Summer Leadership Program - Coordinator, Counselor for 4th & 5th grade Native youth


2010-2012

  • United States Peace Corps - Organizational Development, Youth Development Volunteer (My main project was organizing leaders in villages across the district and helping them create boards and governance structures for their communities. My secondary project was teaching braille and opening a library at St Peters Anglican School in Orange Walk Town. My third project was founding an LGBTQ youth group called EquALL Belize)
  • National AIDS Committee - Member
  • Peace Corps Advisory Council - Global Member
  • Soulforce - Logistics Coordinator


2013:

  • Gender Justice League - Board Member
  • Native American Advisory Council (SPD) - Member
  • Social Outreach Seattle - Board Member
  • Capitol Hill Community Council - At-Large Member
  • NW Two Spirit Society - Member


2014:

  • Gender Justice League - Board Member
  • 43rd District Democrats - Executive Board Member
  • Native American Advisory Council (SPD) - Member
  • Social Outreach Seattle - Board Member
  • Capitol Hill Community Council - Acting President
  • Capitol Hill Champion - Community Council Liaison
  • NW Two Spirit Society - Member


2015:

  • Seattle Housing Authority - Commissioner
  • 43rd District Democrats - Executive Board Member
  • Institute for a Democratic Future - Fellow
  • King County Metro Long-Range Planning Advisory Group - Member
  • WA Health Alliance: Consumer Engagement Cmte - Member
  • Coalition to End Urban Native Homelessness - Member
  • Gender Justice League - Board Member
  • Native American Advisory Council (SPD) - Member
  • Capitol Hill Community Council - President
  • NW Two Spirit Society - Member
  • Capitol Hill Champion - Community Council Liaison
  • WA Family Unity Act Workgroup - Communications Specialist
  • Labor/Management Committee (SEIU 775) - Representative
  • GSBA Public Policy Task Force - Member
  • Victory Fund Institute - Board Member
  • South Seattle Emerald: Community Advisory Board - Member
  • NARAL Pro-Choice WA - Pro Bono Communications Support
  • Prospect Enrichment Preschool - Board Member/Events Committee
  • APIC/APACE Votes - Communications Support


2016:

  • Seattle Housing Authority - Commissioner
  • 43rd District Democrats - Executive Board Member
  • King County Metro Long-Range Planning Advisory Group - Member
  • Coalition to End Urban Native Homelessness - Member
  • Gender Justice League - Board Member
  • Capitol Hill Community Council - President
  • NW Two Spirit Society - Member
  • Capitol Hill Champion - Community Council Liaison
  • GSBA Public Policy Task Force - Member
  • Victory Fund Institute - Board Member
  • South Seattle Emerald: Community Advisory Board - Member
  • NARAL Pro-Choice WA - Pro Bono Communications Support
  • Prospect Enrichment Preschool - Board Member/Events Committee


2017:

  • Seattle Housing Authority - Commissioner
  • Coalition to End Urban Native Homelessness - Member
  • Capitol Hill Community Council - President
  • NW Two Spirit Society - Member
  • GSBA Public Policy Task Force - Member
  • South Seattle Emerald: Community Advisory Board - Member
  • Prospect Enrichment Preschool - Board Member/Events Committee