PSB deputy director receives rare boats and chance of a lifetime 

Recently Michael Jacobson, the Deputy Director for Performance and Strategy with the County’s Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB), was highlighted in a radio and online piece by KNKX. The piece, entitled “Almost 30 years In The Making, A Seattle Man Gets Ahold Of Two Boats From Taiwan, shared Michael’s passion for the tatala, an indigenous boat from Taiwan. 

“It is made up of 21 pieces of wood that have been very carefully custom carved to fit together. There’s pegs holding these pieces of wood together. You see the puzzle shaped nature of this. There’s no nails. There’s no glue.” 

Learn more about this rare boat and Michael’s new connection to a community half way around the world in the original article here. 

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