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City Council Vacancy – Apply by Jan 9

A Seattle City Council seat (Position 8, At-large) was vacated by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda on January 2, 2024. The City Council has until January 23 to appoint someone to the vacated council seat. This appointed councilmember will serve until the 2024 General Election results are certified by King County Elections… [ Keep reading ]

Night of Storytelling in the Central District

Join us for an unforgettable night of live performances, music, and dancing at “The Griot Party Experience” on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at 8 pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. At this free, in-person event, which is funded in part by the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), talented artists such… [ Keep reading ]

Jenifer Chao Confirmed as Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Community members and City family climbed the stairs at City Hall to witness a vote on the confirmation of Jenifer Chao as the Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON). They filed into Seattle City Council chambers for the Dec. 8 meeting of the Neighborhoods, Education, Civil Rights & Culture… [ Keep reading ]

Public meeting scheduled to discuss zoning modification at John Muir Elementary School

The public is invited to discuss the development plans for John Muir Elementary School located at 3301 S. Horton St. The in-person meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. in the library at John Muir Elementary. Participate virtually in this Dec. 11 meeting. The Seattle School… [ Keep reading ]

First-Ever Tribal Nations Summit: Tribal and urban Native leaders, Mayor Harrell, Council President Juarez create shared commitments

On May 2, 2023, the City of Seattle was humbled to host the City of Seattle | Tribal Nations Summit to bring together Tribal and City leaders to strengthen our regional community and better achieve mutual goals through government-to-government engagement. The summit represents an historic opportunity to chart a new… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Neighborhood Matching Fund Invests $1,012,644 in 25 Community-led Projects

The City of Seattle has awarded $1,012,644 to support 25 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). Twenty-five community groups received awards ranging from $13,535 to $50,000 and have pledged $889,749 to match their award through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund now accepting proposals for Capacity Building Grants

Applications for the City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund Capacity Building Grants are now open. Community organizations working to create an equitable and sustainable local food system in Seattle and have an annual budget of less than $500,000 are encouraged to apply. The Food Equity Fund supports work led by… [ Keep reading ]

YMCA Program Helps Young People Get Engaged by Serving on City Boards and Commissions 

Are you aged 18-29 and interested in participating in city government? The YMCA’s Get Engaged program places young adults on City of Seattle’s public boards and commissions. Get Engaged commissioners serve a one-year term starting September each year.   Consider joining one of our boards and commissions: “Get engaged appointees bring… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about Seattle’s new City Council District boundaries

The City of Seattle is updating the boundaries of its seven City Council Districts to give each district approximately the same number of residents and balance representation in city government. This means that some Seattle residents may be shifting to a different district. These changes do not affect current City… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Neighbor Day by performing and honoring acts of kindness

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods invites all Seattle residents to celebrate Neighbor Day on Saturday, May 6 by indulging in and amplifying acts of kindness in their community. Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help… [ Keep reading ]