Seattle Works

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Megan Coppersmith Szerwo enjoys the mini donuts at Pike Place August 5, 2013

Filed under: 10 Question Profile — seattleworks @ 7:00 am

1. Name: Megan Coppersmith Szerwo

    Neighborhood: Mercer Island

    Occupation: Communications for the Seattle City Council

    Years in Seattle: 30

2. Where is your favorite place to go in Seattle?

My most favorite place to go in Seattle would have to be the Pike Place Market. My husband and I like to wake up early on the weekends and head down to the Market for breakfast (usually mini-donuts) and to pick up our groceries for the week.

3. Your first interaction with Seattle Works was…?

My first interaction with Seattle Works was pulling lots and lots of ivy at Volunteer Park several years back during Seattle Works Day.

4. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in the Seattle area?

Anything at Osteria La Spiga. It’s so, so good.

5. Are you involved with any other Seattle nonprofit organizations?

In addition to helping out with the Seattle Works Election Committee, I volunteer on the Communications Alumni Board at the University of Washington and with the Kids At Heart Guild, benefitting uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s.

6. Which coffee shop do you most frequent?

It almost seems wrong, but as a native Seattleite, I don’t drink coffee.  I do stop by Starbucks from time-to-time though, for breakfasts sandwiches and chai tea.

7. What three words best describe your experience with Seattle Works?

Rewarding. Fun. Educational.

8. Mariners, Sounders, or Seahawks?


9.  What is your most (or first) memorable volunteer experience?

Throughout my high school years I served as my neighborhood’s Block Watch Captain. This included creating and distributing a newsletter, keeping a contact list and throwing the annual Seattle Night Out event.

10. What makes someone a Seattleite?

Someone who lives in or near Seattle, has a love of the city and gives back to their community.

This weekly 10 question profile is Seattle Works way of highlighting and saying THANK YOU to all that our volunteers, leaders, community partners, board members, committee members, etc do for our community! We’re asking the same 10 questions to various Seattle Works participants as a fun way to feature the different ways to be involved with Seattle Works and in Seattle.

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P.S. In case you’re interested, the inspiration behind these interviews comes from NY Mag’s weekly blog post.


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