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Kimberly Deriana and Eugenia Woo Join 4Culture’s Board of Directors


The 4Culture staff and board are proud to welcome Kim Dariana and Eugenia Woo to the 4Culture Board of Directors. 4Culture is King County’s cultural funding and services agency supported by Lodging Taxes and the 1% for Art ordinance. A 15-member Board of Directors is the governing body of 4Culture, with individuals representing the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of King County. The King County Council and Executive Dow Constantine appointed them Monday, July 24.

Kimberly Deriana

Photo: Michael B. Maine

Kimberly Deriana is a Mandan and Hidatsa architectural designer and artist that specializes in sustainable, environmental, Indigenous architecture, housing, and planning. Deriana is part of yəhaw̓, a collective of Indigenous creatives providing interdisciplinary cultural, art, and design services. Some of her current projects include: Indigenous Seattle, an Office of Planning & Community Development EDI initiative, and Brings the Medicine Sundial art installation at King Street Station Plaza. Known for her community organizing and engagement strategies, some past projects include Chief Seattle Club’s ?al ?al building with Jones & Jones Architects and Plaza Roberto Maestas mixed-use housing with 7 Directions Architects/Planners. Deriana represents King County District 2.

“It’s been exciting to see Kim Deriana make such an impact in our County, with her first large-scale Public Art project at King Street Station and her recent residency with the Seattle Art Museum. Her art shares indigenous knowledge that heals and connects us, and I am proud to name her an Executive Appointment to the 4Culture board.”

-Dow Constantine, King County Executive


Eugenia Woo

Eugenia Woo parlayed a lifelong interest in architecture, history, cities, and communities into a career in historic preservation—finding a profession that she is passionate about. Serving as Historic Seattle’s Director of Preservation Services since 2009, she develops and implements preservation policies and initiatives; provides technical assistance for constituents; engages in community outreach; and coordinates advocacy efforts with grassroots groups, individuals, and local government. Eugenia serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and has been a 4Culture Historic Preservation Advisory Committee member since 2015. She is a co-founder and current board member (Treasurer) of Docomomo US/WEWA. Woo is an appointment of the King County Executive.

“Eugenia Woo is known in the historic preservation community – and more broadly – for her dedication, depth of knowledge, and fearless advocacy. She is generous in sharing her expertise, not only with 4Culture’s Historic Preservation Advisory Committee, but with countless grassroots groups and individual advocates who care about – and for – the historic places that make our region unique.”
-Dow Constantine, King County Executive


“Woo is smart and strategic, look at any of the big King County wins for historic preservation and there she is, behind the scenes or out there on the frontlines.”
-Dana Phelan, Preservation Director, 4Culture