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Mayor Harrell Issues Executive Order Expanding City Contracting Equity, Supporting Women and Minority Owned Small Businesses

New Executive Order builds on existing efforts that drive economic empowerment and create pathways to grow generational wealth, particularly for women and minority owned firms. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell was joined by the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), Women-and Minority Owned business (WMBEs) leaders, and community partners to sign a new Executive… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Responds to Updated Revenue Forecast 

Seattle – Today, the Office of Economic and Revenue Forecasts released updated projections for 2023 and 2024 City revenues. Major revenue projection updates across 2023 and 2024 relevant to the ongoing budget process include: In response to this update, Mayor Harrell said, “The revenue improvements in this forecast are good… [ 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 ]

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 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 future for City-Tribal relations…. [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces Search Committee Members for Next Leader of Seattle City Light  

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the members of a selection committee to help select the next permanent general manager and chief executive officer of Seattle City Light (SCL). In March, Mayor Harrell announced that a national search for the next leader of SCL would be launched and that General Manager and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell to Appoint Experienced Civic Leader Marshall Foster to be Next Director of the Seattle Center 

Following a national search informed by the Seattle Center community and staff, waterfront leader Marshall Foster will serve as the next Director, bringing deep experience in place-making and civic partnerships. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he has selected Marshall Foster to serve as the next permanent director… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Celebrates National Recognition for Seattle’s Data-Driven Decision Making

What Works Cities, a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative, awards certifications to cities across the Americas that best implement data and evidence-based practices and policies. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell celebrated national recognition for Seattle’s exceptional use of data in its government and policy after the City received a prestigious award from… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Welcomes 2023 Public Policy Fellows 

Seattle – Last week, Mayor Bruce Harrell welcomed graduate students participating in the 2023 Mayor’s Public Policy Fellowship to develop public policy and programs for the public good. Working with departments across the City, the nine Fellows will work on and learn from a wide range of meaningful projects for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Bruce Harrell Statement on Upcoming Mayor’s Office Personnel Changes

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced changes to his organizational structure, which will become effective by September 1, 2023. Senior Deputy Mayor Monisha Harrell will depart the Harrell Administration and will collaboratively transition her portfolio to other members of Mayor Harrell’s Executive Team; Executive General Manager Adiam Emery and Director… [ Keep reading ]

Following National Search, Mayor Harrell Announces Renowned Arts Administrator to Lead Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 

Informed by outreach centering community and creative voices and priorities, award-winning interdisciplinary artist and creative economy leader Gülgün Kayim will serve as the next Director of the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced that he has selected Gülgün Kayim to serve as the next… [ Keep reading ]