Maiko Winkler-Chin

Executive Director, Seattle Chinatown International District, Preservation & Development Authority



Maiko is Executive Director of the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), whose mission is to preserve, promote and develop the Chinatown International District as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood.  She is responsible for the overall direction and sustainability of the organization. Maiko previously served as the SCIDpda’s Director of Housing and Facilities, responsible for asset and property management, as well as a member of the SCIDpda’s real estate development team.

Maiko has 15+ years of experience in community and economic development including affordable housing management, asset management, real estate development and finance. When not working towards making the Chinatown ID a healthy and sustainable neighborhood, she strives to be a good mother and a better tennis player. 

Prior to joining SCIDpda, Maiko worked with SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) in Seattle’s Rainier Valley.  Her work focused on economic development in the Columbia City neighborhood, as well as financing and management of affordable housing rehabilitation projects.

Maiko graduated from University of Washington with a Master of Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound. She is co-Chair of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development, and serves on the board of Impact Capital and Housing Development Consortium of Seattle King County.  She also serves on the City of Seattle’s Housing Levy Oversight Committee and Union Bank Community Advisory Board.