Jaime Martin, (she/they), Seattle/Snoqualmie, is an enrolled member of the Snoqualmie Tribe where she currently serves as the Executive Director of Governmental Affairs & Special Projects. Martin manages key governmental functions which advance and protect issues including Tribal sovereignty, Tribal consultation, and the protection of sacred places. In her 12 years working for the Tribe she also managed the acquisition of the Tribe’s acquisition of Eighth Generation and the Salish Lodge, the latter of which protected sacred ground at Snoqualmie Falls from a planned development.
Martin was a key leader of the Tribal coalition that partnered with the environmental community to pass the Climate Commitment Act. She is also the proud staff co-author of the Tribal provisions of that legislation, as well as the historic consent-based Tribal consultation policy of the Attorney General’s Office of Washington.
A first-generation college graduate she has a BA in History and Political Science and an Executive Masters in Public Administration, all from the University of Washington. Martin lives in Seattle with her husband and young twins.