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Mayor Harrell, Councilmember Herbold, and Councilmember Nelson Align on Common Approach to Proposed Hiring Incentives Legislation

SEATTLE – In advance of the City Council’s Tuesday Public Safety & Human Services Committee, Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and Councilmember Sara Nelson announced today a unified approach and path forward to passing legislation related to hiring incentives in support of improving public safety.  “I’d like to commend both… [ Keep reading ]

Seeking New SDOT Director, Mayor Harrell Names Experienced, Community-Driven, Equity-Minded Search Committee

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell announced today that as part of the City of Seattle’s national search for a permanent director for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), he has named a robust committee of transportation leaders and community partners to shape the effort. Interim Director of SDOT Kristen Simpson… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces First Steps in Permanent Police Chief Search to Commence in April

Harrell: ‘Pleased’ with Interim Chief Adrian Diaz, who is encouraged to apply Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that the national search process for the next permanent chief of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) will officially begin in April. Prioritizing community engagement, Mayor Harrell shared first steps in… [ Keep reading ]

Join Mayor Harrell at the “Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide” on April 4

Mayor Bruce Harrell invites you to show your support for the people of Ukraine and for refugees of all origins and experiences at the Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide. Uniting with King County Executive Dow Constantine and over 30 mayors from across King County, Mayor Harrell announced the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Issues Executive Order to Support People of Ukraine

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced an Executive Order to support the Ukrainian community in Seattle and in Ukraine. The order will direct City departments to take action to assist communities impacted by the unjustified and violent invasion of Ukraine. “Seattle stands with our Ukrainian neighbors, immigrant community,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces New Leadership at Offices of Sustainability and Environment, Economic Development, and Department of Neighborhoods

New appointments include Jessyn Farrell at OSE, Markham McIntyre at OED, and Greg Wong at DON Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the appointment of three new members of his Cabinet. Former State Representative Jessyn Farrell will lead the Office of Environment and Sustainability, taking over for Interim Director Michelle Caulfield, who will return to… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Appoints New Department Leaders and Hires Director of Public Safety

Hamdi Mohamed will direct the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; Maiko Winkler-Chin will lead the Office of Housing; Andrew Myerberg will join the Mayor’s Office as Director of Public Safety Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced additional members of his Cabinet, appointing new directors to the Office of Housing and the Office of Immigrant… [ Keep reading ]

Welcome to the Mayor’s Blog

Mayor Harrell is committed to making the work of the City of Seattle accessible and understandable to all. Over his term in office, he and his staff will use this blog and website to share updates, initiatives, priorities, and reflections – giving Seattle residents an inside look at their local… [ Keep reading ]

Greetings to City Employees

Dear City of Seattle Employees, First, I hope you’ve tried to have a wonderful holiday season and are preparing for a joyous – and safe – New Year. This is my hope, but I also know we continue to face an extremely challenging time. In just a few days, I will officially take… [ Keep reading ]