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Mayor Harrell Statement on Roger Nyhus Confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to Barbados

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “I’m pleased that Seattle business and civic leader Roger Nyhus has been unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. “Throughout his successful career in our city and state, Mr. Nyhus… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Harrell and San Francisco Mayor Breed Urge Congressional Leaders to Support Increased Funding to Combat Fentanyl Crisis

37 bipartisan mayors ask Congress to support Biden Administration’s efforts to prevent overdose deaths Seattle/San Francisco, November 14, 2023 — Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and 35 other U.S. mayors sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to pass President Biden’s supplemental funding request… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Selected as “Role Model City” for International Ecosystem Restoration Cohort  

United Nations Environment Program’s Generation Restoration Collaboration Connects Cities to Improve Habitat SEATTLE – In recognition of efforts to support ecosystem restoration, the United Nations Environment Program selected the City of Seattle to participate in Generation Restoration, a collaborative initiative of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Seattle, which… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with New Public Art Installations, Mural Downtown

Seattle – The City of Seattle is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and unveiling new public art installations, including a bold new mural from artists Marisol Ortega, Tavo Garavato, and Víctor Meléndez. The mural, located in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood at 4th and Yesler, is part of MEXAM NW… [ Keep reading ]

Progress update on City of Seattle’s Health 99 overdose response team pilot  

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined Councilmember Lisa Herbold, Seattle Fire Department Chief Harold Scoggins, emergency medical responders, and other health leaders to give a progress update on the Health 99 overdose response unit, which began operations in July 2023. Created following Mayor Harrell’s Executive Order issued in April… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle awarded $12.9 Million to plant trees, create jobs, advance climate justice, and restore forested places near schools, parks and low-income housing  

In a major boost to Mayor Harrell’s ongoing efforts to expand tree canopy, Seattle will receive federal funds from the USDA Forest Service for a 5-year effort to expand access to trees and forested places in the City. Seattle – Recognizing the City’s leadership on advancing tree equity and a… [ Keep reading ]

Sam Cho to Join Office of Mayor Bruce Harrell as Director of Strategic Initiatives

Experienced champion for economic development, policy leader, and community advocate will advance key City initiatives to expand access to opportunity. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that Sam Cho will serve as Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Mayor’s Office. Elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2019… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces New Legislation to Enhance Safety and Security of Vacant Buildings, Improve Building Monitoring Program

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced his proposal for new legislation to strengthen the safety, security, management, and monitoring of vacant buildings in Seattle. The proposed legislation responds to an increase in nuisance, health, and public safety risks associated with vacant structures. “Vacant buildings can present real health and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Maritime and Industrial Lands, Creating New Housing and Job Opportunities 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell joined City, Port, labor, housing partners and maritime and industrial business representatives to sign the Maritime and Industrial Strategy into law following its unanimous passage by the City Council last week. The package of legislation represents the first major update to the industrial land use policy… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Celebrates Relaunch of Graffiti Abatement Partnership to Increase Graffiti Removal in Downtown Seattle and Chinatown-International District

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell in partnership with Uplift Northwest announced the relaunch of the Graffiti Abatement Program. While the program will be active in all parts of downtown Seattle, it will have an increased emphasis on graffiti abatement in the Chinatown-International District. “We know that graffiti and tagging not… [ Keep reading ]