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Jenny Durkan First Woman in Nearly a Century and First Lesbian Mayor of Seattle

SEATTLE (November 28, 2017) – Pledging to tackle Seattle’s challenges of affordability, social and racial injustice, homelessness, and housing, Jenny A. Durkan was sworn in as Seattle’s 56th Mayor in a ceremony at the Ethiopian Community Center in Rainier Beach. U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones administered the oath… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor-Elect Jenny A. Durkan’s Transition Committee Meeting

[VIDEO] Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan delivers remarks at her first of three transition committee meetings. The 61 member group is led by co-chairs former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of HUD and King County Executive Ron Sims, incoming Deputy Mayor, Shefali Ranganathan, and Plymouth Housing Executive Director Paul… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan’s Statement on DOJ’s Threats to Seattle

Seattle – Following the Department of Justice’s letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Seattle, Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement: “This action is both immoral and illegal. It threatens the safety not just of our immigrant families but of all of Seattle which relies on the police… [ Keep reading ]

Open Letter to City Employees

I want to thank you all for your service. You keep our City going each and every day for our residents, businesses, and visitors. Today all of us owe a special thanks to those at Seattle City Light who have worked non-stop to restore power after this week’s wind storm,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan Announces Seattle’s Most Diverse, Inclusive Transition Committee Representing All Parts of the City

Majority of Committee is People of Color & Women Seattle (Nov. 13) – Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny A. Durkan unveiled her full transition committee, a diverse and inclusive group of more than 60 community leaders and experts. The committee includes housing and homelessness advocates, social justice activists, transportation advocates, environmentalists, labor,… [ Keep reading ]