The finalists

"* Patrick Doherty, 41, helped transform the suburban Northgate neighborhood in Seattle into an urban center. What I find in Federal Way is that challenge again, he said.* Ronald Henrickson has served as Blaine, Minn., community development director since 1997. * Steve Lancaster has served as director of community development for Tukwila since 1995. * Kathy McClung, 47, has served as deputy Community Development Services director for the city of Federal Way since 1995.I think we need to look at what we can offer developers, she said. * Rick Smith, 49, has served as director of community and economic development for the city of Pasco since 1994. We have a reputation for that in Eastern Washington, he said. People find us helpful. "

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