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Mayor Harrell Statement on Selection of Councilmember Sara Nelson as Council President

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell released the following statement:

“Congratulations to Councilmember Sara Nelson on her unanimous election to serve as Council President! Council President Nelson serves as a strong voice for critical issues facing the city, including police recruitment and retention, support for Seattle’s small businesses, Downtown revitalization, and addressing the fentanyl epidemic. Council President Nelson will bring an approach focused on serving our community, good governance, and tangible progress – common values that will serve her well in this leadership role and build consensus across the Council.

“With members sworn in, let’s celebrate that this City Council reflects a new diversity of perspectives, experiences, and ideas that will help us collectively serve our Seattle communities. I am looking forward to working with Council President Nelson and with all of the new and returning members of the Council to drive progress toward our vision for a safe, welcoming, and thriving One Seattle in 2024.”