Posts categorized under Arts & Culture Archives - Office of the Mayor

Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force Launches to Guide Historic $100 Million Investment In BIPOC Communities

Community leaders will spearhead community-centered process that may include participatory budgeting Seattle(October 14, 2020) – The City of Seattle announcedtodaythe initial membership of the Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force, which willspearhead a community-led process to develop recommendations for a historic $100 millionnewinvestment in Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities… [ Keep reading ]

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Mayor Durkan’s 2021 Budget Address: Rebuilding a More Just and Equitable City

Earlier today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan delivered her annual budget address and transmitted her 2021 Proposed Budget to the City Council. Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 in our region, the Mayor delivered her annual budget address via pre-recorded video shared online and broadcast to the Seattle Channel. In… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Local Leaders Launch Seattle Together Initiative to Create Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

Interactive Initiative Asks Residents to Amplify Stories of Community Good Work, Elevate Resources, Build Relationships During Pandemic SEATTLE (May 21, 2020) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the City of Seattle’s new Seattle Together initiative, which is designed to celebrate ideas, share resources and events, and connect community during… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Urges Residents and Businesses to Continue to Visit Community Resource Page to Help People Experiencing Significant Disruptions due to COVID-19

New resource page includes information about financial support for workers and businesses, food relief programs, volunteer opportunities and more SEATTLE (March 23, 2020) – To help communities significantly impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle, the City of Seattle created a new centralized website where residents can find information about relief programs… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Initial $1.1 Million Arts Recovery Package to Support Creative Workers and Arts and Cultural Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Will Shortly Sign New Executive Order Declaring a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions of Nonprofits and Small Businesses Seattle(March 17, 2020) – Building on the City’s initial measures to provide financial relief for small businesses, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced $1.1 million in City of Seattle funding to invest… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]