Posts categorized under Ben Dalgetty, Author at Office of the Mayor

Mayor Durkan Statement on Death of Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost

The death of Deputy Chief Jay Schreckengost is a deep loss for our department and our city. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Schreckengost family. Nearly 200 members of SFD have spent their mornings, weekends, and afternoons in the search effort. Volunteers, first responders, and small businesses stepped up in unimaginable ways. That’s… [ Keep reading ]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

The City of Seattle recognizes that the Indigenous Peoples of the lands that would later become known as the Americas have occupied these lands since time immemorial. Our city is built on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people and is named after Chief Si’ahl (also known as Chief… [ Keep reading ]

Black History Month Celebrated Across City of Seattle

Black History Month celebrates many of the remarkable achievements of Black Americans, despite the systemic racism that has been perpetuated for centuries. 2020 was a year that demanded that we do better as a city, state, and country to address systemic racism. Americans increased their awareness of disparities and discrimination experienced by Black Americans in their everyday… [ Keep reading ]