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Kathy Nyland has been Appointed our new Department Director

Mayor Murray recently appointed Kathy Nyland as the new director our department. Bernie Matsuno is stepping down so as to semi-retire, expand her volunteerism, yet also lend her expertise to future City community-engagement projects. Ms. Nyland starts in her role the beginning of June. Read more.

Jimi Hendrix Park, Coming Soon!

Construction has begun for the new Jimi Hendrix Park, a 2.5-acre park located adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum. Assisted by our Neighborhood Matching Fund, the park plan aims to create an engaging space that celebrates the life, music and legend of Seattle native Jimi Hendrix. Following a year-long… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of 100 Denny Way Building in Uptown neighborhood

The Landmarks Preservation Board will consider nomination of 100 Denny Way Building (104 Denny Way) on Wednesday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 40th Floor, Room 4060. The public is invited to attend the meeting and make comments. Written comments should be received… [ Keep reading ]

Storytelling and Video Celebrating Earth Day and the Duwamish River on April 19

Come hear the Seattle Storytellers Guild present tales around “Earth Day Storytelling 2015: New Seeds, New Growth” on Sunday, April 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center (4705 W. Marginal Way SW). In addition to storytelling, a video will be shown about youth in the Delridge… [ Keep reading ]

Our New Website Launches Today!

With helpful feedback from our users and lots of great work by staff, our website now has a new look. You’ll find: A simple, streamlined format that provides and highlights information you most want and need Improved navigation and a consistent look from page to page New and improved mapping… [ Keep reading ]

New East African Business Association Featured in Capitol Hill Blog

The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog features work on the community organizing an East African business association. Our Public Outreach and Engagement Liaisons, along with the Office of Economic Development, have supported this work. Read more here.

Youth Opportunity Summit Saturday, April 11

Mayor Murray is convening an all-day Youth Opportunity Summit, with a particular focus on improving outcomes for young men of color. This Summit is intended to launch a new conversation about how we can build on the good work of our community partners through better alignment of resources, better coordination… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s “Find It, Fix It” Offers Mobile Phone Users way Report Graffiti, Potholes and Other Issues

The City of Seattle’s “Find It, Fix It” smartphone app offers mobile users a way to report selected issues to the City. The app takes advantage of technology available on mobile devices, including geographic awareness, to give mobile users a convenient way to alert the City to issues such as… [ Keep reading ]

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movie “Honor Totem” March 20

What can a person do when faced with injustice?  The John T. Williams Totem Pole project rose from the August 2010 fatal police shooting of Williams, a First Nations woodcarver.  The shooting, which was found to be unjustified by the Seattle Police Department, sparked an outcry that extended beyond the… [ Keep reading ]

You are Invited to Participatory Budgeting Forum on January 27

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a city budget. Councilmember Nick Licata and City Neighborhood Council will co-host a forum on Tuesday, January 27 about how participatory budgeting has worked in other cities, and discuss how it could work… [ Keep reading ]