Garden Gate

Staff

Monisha Singh

Monisha Singh

Executive Director

Monisha was named the Executive Director in April 2019. Monisha joined the CIDBIA in 2015 as the Events and Programs Manager, managing the neighborhood’s three large street festivals and the sanitation program. In her most recent role as the Communications and Marketing Director, Monisha managed the neighborhood’s three large street festivals, developed marketing and promotional events, managed the neighborhood’s communication and marketing strategy, and created meaningful story to promote Chinatown-ID as a destination neighborhood. Monisha earned a BA in Communications from University of Washington and is passionate about working with small businesses and protecting and promoting the cultural integrity of Chinatown-ID.

Connie Au-Yeung

Connie Au-Yeung

Communications and Marketing Manager

Connie joined the CIDBIA in June 2019 to take on the three large neighborhood street festivals, summer Happy Hour Food Walks, and manage promotional partnership efforts with local community groups and businesses. Connie comes to the BIA with a background in public policy and outreach work, specifically related to business advocacy. She is passionate about civic engagement and its impact through community development. Originally from Hong Kong, Connie speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. A Seattle native, Connie has been involved with many aspects of the C-ID community, such as volunteering with the InterIm’s WILD program and Spring Clean with the BIA. From creating business newsletters to working on special marketing & advertising projects, Connie is excited to continue highlighting this vibrant neighborhood.

Cecilia Liang

Cecilia Liang

CID Public Safety Coordinator

Cecilia Liang joined the CIDBIA in February 2021. During the past two years of pursuing an MPA degree at the Evans School at University of Washington, Cecilia got a chance to work closely with public and nonprofit sectors. She has a background in stakeholder engagement, program evaluation, policy analysis, and nonprofit management. Chinatown-ID has brought her lovable memories and experiences, and Cecilia will do her best to support the thriving community. Cecilia is fluent in mandarin, and her goal at the BIA is to reduce public safety concerns and foster public safety discussions through a vibrant and healthy neighborhood by improving coordination and communication.

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Shanti Breznau

Shanti Breznau

Business Development, Chinatown/International District

Shanti Breznau recruits new businesses and helps retain existing businesses in Chinatown/International District. She assists prospective businesses with finding the right space and location and supports existing businesses going through lease renewals or re-location. She helps property owners find quality businesses that are a good fit for their buildings and are complimentary to the existing business mix and culture of the district. She assists C/ID property owners and developers that are rehabilitating or developing buildings with retail space design, pricing and tenanting. She also coordinates a multi-lingual small business development workshop series for the district.