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Seattle Municipal Court welcomes Court Administrator Meg McCann

Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) is pleased to welcome our new Court Administrator, Meg McCann, who will lead the administrative and operational functions of the court. Meg’s first day was June 1, 2021.  

Meg McCann headshot

As a government executive and lawyer, Meg brings a successful track record of delivering transformational change grounded in equity and social justice. Prior to joining SMC, Meg served as Deputy Director of the Washington State Department of Licensing for three years. She also has experience as a lawyer and a leader with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and Pierce County Superior Court.

“I am thrilled to join the SMC team as Court Administrator,” said Meg McCann. “The court’s work is critical to our community, and I am excited and honored to be a part of it. I look forward to supporting our continued work in creating a workplace and court that affirms belonging, equity, trust and respect.”

Meg went to law school with the goal of helping people navigate court systems, and soon found that the best way for her to affect change was to be part of co-designing the system. For many years, Meg has been working to change systems for the better, and she is excited to continue that work with SMC.

Meg McCann and Judge Gregory wearing masks and waving
Meg joined Presiding Judge Willie Gregory to deliver snacks to court staff on her first day.

“Meg is a strong leader who brings a commitment to racial equity and inclusion, accountability, visibility, and relationship building,” said Presiding Judge Willie Gregory. “This is a transformative time for Seattle Municipal Court, and I am excited for Meg to join us in our work to build an equitable system where people leave our court in a better place in their lives than when they came.”

Staff feedback was critically important throughout the court administrator hiring process. 50 staff participated in candidate interviews, and staff focus groups helped inform the position description. As Court Administrator, Meg leads a team of over 230 staff and oversees the court’s business operations.