Seth Kirby

Seth Kirby

Board Vice Chair

Seth is a transgender man and a leader in community-centered, collaborative work for social justice. For nearly 20 years, Seth has worked and volunteered in the fields of HIV and violence prevention, policy and civil rights implementation, and youth leadership development. He is currently the vice president of community impact at the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, where he identifies, designs, and champions lasting connections and investments in Pierce County. Previously, he served as the executive director of Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma. He was also legislative director at the Washington State Human Rights Commission, where he worked on a range of public policy issues, including implementation of the 2006 Anderson-Murray law that added sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.

Seth was chair of Washington Won’t Discriminate, the campaign to retain existing statewide LGBTQ protections. He recently completed his tenure on the board of directors for the Pride Foundation, and is an active senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum-Pierce County Chapter. He grew up on a farm in rural Nebraska, attending a one-room school with no running water. He holds an MPA with concentrations in public policy and tribal governance from The Evergreen State College.