The 13th Year Scholarship Changed My Life

My experience with the 13th year scholarship has been life changing. Not having to pay for college is something that I wish would happen everywhere else. The opportunity to attend college for free is truly a blessing, and I am very grateful. I applied for the 13th year scholarship during… [ Keep reading ]

How ORCA Opportunity Makes My Life Easier

My name is Xavier Albertson and I am a sophomore at Ingraham High School in Seattle. I rely on the E line in order to get to and from school, as do many of my friends and classmates. I use an ORCA card, provided by the City of Seattle and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s 2019-2020 Biennium Budget

Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 2019-2020 biennium budget takes a hard look at the City of Seattle’s current spending and projected revenues and envisions a strong future where our government makes important investments in our region’s most pressing challenges, while also focusing on funding essential services and creating a more just and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Issues Executive Order to Update City of Seattle’s Harassment and Discrimination Policies

City of Seattle to Establish the Office of the Employee Ombud and Create a Centralized Investigation Unit in the Seattle Department of Human Resources Seattle (September 21, 2018) – In a letter to City employees, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she has signed an Executive Order to implement a series… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Commend SPOG Membership Approval of Proposed Contract

Seattle (September 20) – Following the members of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild voting to approve the proposed six year contract, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best commended the support from officers who have been working since 2014 without a contract. In the coming weeks, Mayor Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces Members of New Innovation Advisory Council to Address City’s Most Urgent Challenges

IAC members will bring significant talent and resources to the table to create innovative solutions for issues including homelessness, housing, and transportation Seattle (September 19) – Ahead of their first meeting, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the membership of the City’s first ever Innovation Advisory Council. In addition to the… [ Keep reading ]

In Partnership with 100 Resilient Cities, Mayor Durkan Appoints Katya Sienkiewicz as Seattle’s Chief Resilience Officer

Chief Resilience Officer Will Lead City-Wide Efforts to Build Holistic Resilience to the Social, Physical, and Economic Challenges of 21st Century 100 Resilient Cities, Pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation, Is Dedicated to Building Resilience in Cities around the World; Seattle is a Partner in the $164 Million Global Effort Seattle (September 19) — Mayor Jenny… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan to Designate “Seattle Storm Way” in Honor of Championship Team

Seattle (September 17) – In honor of winning their third WNBA championship title, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has transmitted legislation to designate the main pathway next to new Seattle Center Arena as “Seattle Storm Way.” Seattle City Council will formally consider this legislation next week to rename the section of 2nd… [ Keep reading ]

Michael R. Bloomberg Names Seattle As Winner of American Cities Climate Challenge  

Award will bring $2.5 million in resources to Seattle to help City meets its aggressive climate goals through improving building efficiency, jump-starting a green jobs pilot, and increasing transportation alternatives Seattle (September 14) – Standing with Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today at Seattle’s Kerry Park, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and former… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of New Law to Protect Communities from Gun Violence, Mayor Jenny Durkan and Police Chief Carmen Best Announce New Rules for What Qualifies as Responsibly Storing Guns in Seattle

Seattle (September 13) – As part of Seattle’s new law to protect communities from gun violence, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best today announced new guidelines for what qualifies as responsibly storing guns in Seattle, including defining a lawful “locked container.” The proposed rules are available here, and… [ Keep reading ]