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People’s Academy for Community Engagement now accepting applications

Deadline to apply is February 11. Winter Quarter classes begin February 23. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is accepting applications to the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE), our civic leadership development program for the next wave of community leaders. The Winter Quarter begins Saturday, February 23 and runs through March… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Signs 2019-2020 Budget: What does this mean for DON?

Last week, Mayor Durkan signed the 2019-2020 City Budget that was adopted this month by Seattle City Council. The budget includes new opportunities for Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, as well as a few reductions that we are addressing with staffing realignments and better program collaboration. Let me share the changes… [ Keep reading ]

Get the Scoop on Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure at Upcoming Info Sessions

How You Get Around is Changing Beginning with Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next five years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. As we make important public and private investments to help… [ Keep reading ]

New Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Welcome to the new Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter! We recently launched a new email service for our regular newsletter to help you stay informed about city news, events, and projects. If you were previously subscribed to our newsletter, your email address was transferred to this system based on your… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan’s 2019-20 Proposed Budget

Message from Andrés Mantilla, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Dear Community Members: This afternoon, Mayor Durkan presented her 2019-20 Proposed Budget to the Seattle City Council. The Mayor’s proposed budget is focused on building a city of the future that is affordable, inclusive, and innovative, while also creating… [ Keep reading ]

Andrés Mantilla confirmed as Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director

The Seattle City Council confirmed Andrés Mantilla as the director of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Andrés has been serving as interim director of our department since May. Now that it’s all official, we thought this would be a good time to tell you a bit more about him. 🙂… [ Keep reading ]

Get to Know Our New Deputy Director: Sarah Morningstar

SARAH MORNINGSTAR Department Deputy Director for Community Investments AT-A-GLANCE Where did you grow up: Right here in Seattle! What neighborhood do you call home: Currently, Eastlake is home, but South Seattle was home for 37 years. What makes your neighborhood special: I love the variety of housing and architectural styles… [ Keep reading ]

Grab a copy of our Community Resource Guidebook

Seattle is a bustling and quickly growing city, and sometimes finding the resources and services you need can feel overwhelming. That’s why we created the Community Resource Hub, our online one-stop-shop for City resources and information. But, we also know that online isn’t for everyone and sometimes we all just… [ Keep reading ]

Want a quick overview of Seattle government? Check out our new videos!

Here at Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, we are constantly striving to make it easier for you to get the information and resources you need to navigate city government and connect with your community. Whether you’re a newcomer or a longtime Seattleite, your voice and your contribution to the city are… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods highlight new investments in South Park neighborhood

At a roundtable with community leaders, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan highlighted several new investments in South Park. The investments include expanded youth programming, extensive facility renovations, as well as physical and safety improvements. More than $3.2 million will be spent for projects that have already started and will continue over… [ Keep reading ]