Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Responds to U.S. Department of Justice Threats Against King County for Protecting Immigrants and Refugees

Seattle (Jan 24) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today responded to threats from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice to subpoena King County for its commitment to protecting refugees and immigrants. Last year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Department of Justice sent letters to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces $1.4 Million to Support Seattle’s Small Businesses

Seattle (Jan 23) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the award of $1.4 million in funding to support small businesses owned by historically disenfranchised communities in Seattle, including immigrants and refugees, people of color, women, veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGTBQ community. “Our small businesses are an economic… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Meets with NHL Commissioner Ahead of U.S. Conference of Mayors

Seattle (Jan 23) – Ahead of Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s visit to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C., Mayor Durkan released the following statement regarding her visit with NHL Commissioner: “Bringing the NHL to the new Seattle Center Arena is an opportunity of a lifetime for Seattle. There’s… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces New Department Appointments

Seattle (Jan 19) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced two new department leaders in her administration at the Office of Labor Standards and Seattle Information Technology Department. With the departure of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer Michael Mattmiller and Dylan Orr, the Director of the Office of Labor Standards, Tracye Cantrell… [ Keep reading ]

Somewhere to Call Home

Shari Wade is one of the thousands of Seattle residents who has experienced homelessness at some point in time in her life. After struggling to get back on her feet, her life was turned around by permanent affordable housing through Pioneer Human Services. Her story reinforces why I am so… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Proposes “Building a Bridge to Housing for All”

Plan Invests in Affordable Housing, Bridge Housing, and Essential City Services Upon Sale of Property This Summer Seattle (January 17, 2018) – In her first major legislation, Mayor Durkan proposed “Building a Bridge to Housing for All,” a plan to sell an underutilized City property to address Seattle’s affordability and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Applauds Council Support of 2026 FIFA World Cup in Seattle

Seattle (January 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the unanimous adoption of her resolution supporting Seattle as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament in Seattle: “Seattle is North America’s best soccer town, with a fan base whose passion for the game… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Mourns the Loss Washington’s 18th Governor and First King County Executive John Spellman

Seattle (January 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today on the passing of John Spellman, Washington State’s 18th Governor, and first-ever King County Executive: “Governor Spellman’s passing marks the end of an era for Seattle, for our region, and for our great state. John was… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan’s Statement in Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

Seattle (January 15) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “The message and vision of Dr. King continues to ring loudly, but it does not ring true in enough lives. “When we look at Washington and the turmoil brought by our current president, it couldn’t… [ Keep reading ]

A DREAMer in City Hall

Hello, Seattle My name is Paúl Quiñonez Figueroa, and I’m the External Affairs Liaison covering immigration here in Mayor Durkan’s office. I’m so proud to have the chance to serve all of you – the people of Seattle – as a City of Seattle employee. I’m also proud to be… [ Keep reading ]