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Smart Cities Dive Names Mayor Jenny Durkan ‘City Leader of the Year’ for Leadership on Fare Share, Investing in Transit, and Increasing Affordable Housing

Seattle (December 9, 2019) –Smart Cities Dive named Mayor Jenny A. Durkan ‘City Leader of the Year’ for her leadership on the Fare Share plan, combating climate change, increasing investments in transit and transportation, and advancing affordable housing for working people and families in Seattle. “I’m grateful to Smart Cities… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Two Years of Turning Our Progressive Values into Action

Two years ago this week, I had the amazing honor of being sworn in as the 56th Mayor of Seattle – and the first woman to lead the City of Seattle in nearly a century. From Day One, my goal has been to deliver the essential services our growing city… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan’s Statement on the Passing of William D. Ruckelshaus

Seattle (November 27, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on William D. Ruckelshaus, who passed away today at age 87: “I am so saddened by Bill’s loss, but so thankful to have known him and for all he has done for our country and region. My thoughts… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Launches “Affordable Seattle” to Help Residents Easily Determine If They Qualify for City of Seattle Discount Programs 

In Less Than Five Minutes, Residents, Family Members and Service Providers Can Determine If They Qualify for City Benefit Programs Like Discounts on Utility Payments and Free College Tuition through the Seattle Promise Program “Affordable Seattle” Developed in Partnership with Expedia Group As First-Year Project of the Mayor’s Innovation Advisory… [Read more]

Listening and Investing in Community-Based Public Safety Priorities

It’s so true: The best way to listen and to know what is happening in Seattle is to get out of City Hall. Since I’ve become mayor, I’ve had the chance to do 23 different neighborhood tours, in every corner of our city. Last week, I met with amazing young… [Read more]

Seattle’s Resilience Roadmap

Over the last decade, Seattle has become the fastest-growing city in America. Our region is a magnet for some of the greatest talent in the world. For many of our communities, Seattle is a place where they can build a better future for themselves and their loved ones. But that’s… [Read more]

City of Seattle Joins State Department of Natural Resources, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, Seattle / King County Public Health and Over 12 Other Regional Agencies to Mark Smoke Ready Communities Day

SEATTLE (June 19, 2019) – In an effort spearheaded by the City of Seattle, counties across the Puget Sound region are helping to prepare their communities for poor air quality from wildfires by declaring June 19 “Smoke Ready Communities Day.” The City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan also hosted a… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: Stemming the Supply of Unsafe Vehicles in Seattle & Protecting Our Vulnerable Neighbors from Predatory Renting

This blog post is an excerpt from Mayor Jenny Durkan’s weekly newsletter. If would like more content like this, and a weekly recap of the exciting things happening in the City of Seattle, you can subscribe here.In recent weeks, we’ve announced a series of steps to address our homelessness crisis…. [Read more]

During Orca Action Month, Mayor Durkan Files Protest Against Proposed U.S. Navy Air & Water Training Exercises That Could Endanger Southern Resident Orca Whales

Durkan Also Transmits Resolution to City Council Calling on Navy to Reconsider Training Proposal SEATTLE (June 12, 2019) – Mayor Durkan filed a letter of protest today on behalf of the City of Seattle in response to the United States Navy’s Draft Northwest Training and Testing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement… [Read more]

The Durkan Digest: School’s Almost Out – Learn About Summer Program Opportunities for Young People Across Seattle

At the City of Seattle, we have a responsibility to help young people and their families thrive when school gets out for the summer. That’s why this week, I announced the City of Seattle’s summer programs for youth and families across our City. These important summer programs help ensure that more of… [Read more]