Fé Lopez was appointed as Executive Director of the Community Police Commission (“CPC”) by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and confirmed by the CPC and the Seattle City Council in early 2014. Prior to working for the CPC, Fé was the director of alumni relations and annual fund at Seattle University School of Law. She is a past president of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington ("LBAW") where she was the co-chair of the Judicial Evaluation Committee, chair of the Banquet Committee, and co-chair of the Community Outreach Committee. During her time with LBAW, Ms. Lopez also worked with communities of color on the MEDC Task Force on Police Accountability in Seattle from 2010-2012 and with the United for Fair Representation Coalition advocating for minority-majority congressional and legislative districts and the Washington State Voting Rights Act.
Ms. Lopez has developed diversity initiatives with LBAW, other minority bar and community organizations, law students and lawyers. Some of the past programs include the Racial Justice Leadership Institute at Seattle University School of Law, Disability Rights: Ethics and Practical Skills, Dealing with Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courtroom, and Advocacy Skills for Protecting Civil Rights that specifically addressed police accountability issues. Fé also co-founded and was a past co-chair of the Judicial Institute. Now in its third year, the Judicial Institute’s goal is the promotion of court benches that reflect the richness and diversity of the communities and populations served by our judicial system throughout the State of Washington. The Institute encourages qualified diverse attorneys to seek judicial positions through a comprehensive education and mentorship program.
Fé currently serves as a board member of OneAmerica and immediate past co-chair of the SchroeterGoldmark Bender/LBAW Free Legal Clinic at El Centro de la Raza.
Ms. Lopez is a 2006 graduate of Seattle University School of Law. She has received the Seattle University Law Justicia Award, Seattle University Athletics Inaugural Women in Leadership Award, LBAW President’s Award, and the Washington State Bar Association’s Excellence in Diversity Award.