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Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2020 State of the City Address

Building on the last two years, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan laid out her vision to continue to act and make progress on our City’s most urgent challenges. Speaking to community members at the Rainier Arts Center, Mayor Durkan outlined her plans to address Seattle’s housing and homelessness crisis, build economic… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich Announce Friendly Wager Ahead of Sunday’s Seahawks vs. Packers Game

Seattle(January 8, 2020) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich made a friendly wager ahead of this Sunday’s playoff contest between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers. The wager is inspired by Mayor Genrich’s “Win-Win Playoff Challenge,” which encourages both playoff communities to give… [ Keep reading ]

As Mayor Durkan Marks Second Year Since Taking Office, New Report Highlights Two Years of Action

Seattle(December 2, 2019) – November 28, 2019 was the second anniversary of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s swearing-in as the 56th mayor of Seattle, and first woman mayor to lead the City in nearly a century. As Mayor Durkan marks two years since taking office, the Office of the Mayor has… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Signs Her 2020 Budget Plan into Law

Seattle(November 27, 2019) –Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today signed her 2020 Proposed Budget into law. The City Council voted 8-1 to approve the Mayor’s budget plan on Monday, November 25. This year, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address alongside students, teachers, and community members, at Franklin High School. “I… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: My 2020 Budget Plan for Seattle – Turning Our Progressive Values into Action

Once a year, I get the chance to present my proposed budget plan to the City Council and the people of Seattle. On Monday morning, I used that opportunity to travel to Franklin High School to join community members, City employees, City Councilmembers, and the amazing students and staff of… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Increase City-Funded Hours at Queen Anne, Magnolia, Ballard, and Loyal Heights Community Centers for Fall 2019 and All of 2020

In Response to Reduction of Independently-Funded Community Center Hours by the Non-profit Organization Associated Recreation Council, City of Seattle Will Fund Additional hours for Four Centers and Preserve Access to Drop-in Recreation Activities Seattle (August 28, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Parks and Recreation announced today that… [ Keep reading ]

The Durkan Digest: Summer in Seattle

One of my favorite things to do as mayor is to get out into the community and hear from our neighbors all across Seattle. Tomorrow is no different. I’m excited – especially now that the summer weather is back – to be heading back to West Seattle for a neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces City of Seattle Summer Programs for Youth & Their Families

Seattle (June 6, 2019) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today the City of Seattle’s summer programs for youth and families across Seattle. To help ensure more equitable access to opportunity and safer communities, these summer programs range from investments in career development, to continuing education, to sports and… [ Keep reading ]

Following Their Confirmation by City Council, Mayor Durkan Holds Swearings-In Event for New Leaders at Seattle Parks and Recreation and Office of the Employee Ombud

Seattle(May 6, 2019) – Following unanimous confirmation votes by the City Council Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today held a swearings-in event for Jesús S. Aguirre as Superintendent of the Department of Parks & Recreation (SPR) and for Dr. Amarah Khan as first-ever Director of the new Office of the Employee… [ Keep reading ]