Recognized by Seattle Times as one of the 13 influential people of the decade, K. Wyking Garrett is a third-generation community builder, social entrepreneur and current President and CEO of Africatown Community Land Trust in Seattle, WA. Wyking has designed programs and initiatives that inspire, mobilize and activate communities for sustainable social impact. He has been a co-catalyst for numerous ventures including the Africatown Seattle community development initiative, Liberty Bank Building, Umoja PEACE Center, Hack The CD, Black Dot, Umoja Fest, Africatown Center for Education Innovation and King County Equity Now. Wyking was an inaugural member of the Seattle Music Commission and a past fellow with national advocacy organization, Green For All. He has been honored with the Center for Ethical Leadership Legacy Leadership Award, Tabor 100 Crystal Eagle Award and recognized as Seattle Magazine’s most influential people of 2019. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities nationally.