Emiko Atherton

Director, National Complete Streets Coalition



Emiko Atherton is the Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America. Ms. Atherton joined the Coalition after serving as the Chief of Sta for a King County Councilmember in Washington State. In that role, Emiko worked on the Puget Sound Regional Council’s long-term transportation plan, Transportation 2040; the development of pedestrian and bicycle connections to Sound Transit’s line rail stations in underserved communities; the integration of public health goals into the region’s transportation and land use plan; and working with a diverse range of stakeholder to include equity goals into King County’s strategic plan for transportation. Emiko received her Master’s in Public Administration from Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.