HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 01-126
Cori Senechal, 206-220-5101 x3510
Or contact your local HUD office
For Release
December 17, 2001


SEATTLE - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that John Meyers from Mukilteo, WA, has been named as Regional Director for the four states in HUD's Northwest/Alaska Region, based in Seattle.

As Regional Director, Meyers will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, Congressional delegations, stakeholders and customers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He will oversee the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities, and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness. Meyers is one of 10 HUD regional directors in the United States.

Meyers was most recently president of the Washington Lincoln Group, LTD., a Washington State political consulting firm. Prior to founding the Group, Meyers worked in government, at the state and federal levels. He served as chief assistant to a Member of the California Assembly Rules Committee and in the State Senate as Senior Legislative Consultant to the Elections Committee. At the federal level, Meyers served as both an aide to Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA), and as an appointee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in San Francisco. As such, he directed the agency's public affairs office and was the chief agency spokesperson in that region.

Meyers has also served as Executive Director of the Washington State Republican Party (1988 to 1992), responsible for budgeting, fund raising, media relations, grass roots organization and liaison with the state legislature and congressional delegation. He was also the Executive Director of the Orange County Republican Party in California, and research director and political director for the California Republican Party. He was the Executive Director of Ronald Reagan's 1980 primary campaign in California, where he was responsible for the day-to-day activities of the campaign and for recruiting and directing the state staff and volunteers.



Content Archived: March 26, 2010