Kheng Mei Tan
Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor's Office of Policy and Innovation, City of Seattle
Kheng Mei Tan serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to Mayor Edward B. Murray at the City of Seattle. Before the City of Seattle, Ms. Tan spent the past 10 years working on a range of policy issues affecting state and local governments in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, she was the Senior Program Manager at the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities where she developed and directed a portfolio of $12.5 million in federal technical assistance programs to support cities facing large-scale economic challenges.
Prior to the council, Tan served as a policy expert on sustainability, foreclosure mitigation, transit-oriented development, and place-based initiatives at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Before HUD, Tan worked at the National Governors Association where she led, generated, and drove policy discussions on affordable housing and community development.
Tan began her career at the Fannie Mae Foundation researching housing finance, inclusionary zoning, and federal and state affordable housing policies. Tan received her bachelor degree in economics at San Francisco State University and her graduate degree in public policy at Georgetown University.