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Mayor Bruce Harrell Appoints Greg Wong Deputy Mayor of External Relations

Seattle – Mayor Bruce Harrell today announced that Greg Wong will serve as Seattle’s Deputy Mayor of External Relations. Wong joins the Mayor’s Office from the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) where he has served as Interim Director since Mayor Harrell appointed him to the position in February. “Greg’s work building… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces Cooling Centers and Resources Ahead of Heat Wave

Seattle (July 25, 2022) – The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Seattle this week due to forecasted high temperatures above 90 degrees. The warming trend will begin Tuesday and continue through Saturday. Extreme heat can cause illness and worsen existing health conditions.   For the most current… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Hosting Community Conversations in Police Chief Search

Seattle – Seattle residents and community members are invited to join five upcoming community conversations shaping the City’s search for the next Seattle Police Department Chief of Police. Hosted by the Mayor’s Office and facilitated by Empower Initiative, the discussions will create opportunities for Seattle residents to share the priorities and… [ Keep reading ]

Office of Police Accountability Director Candidates

The Mayor’s Office is currently in the final stages of selecting a new director for the Office of Police Accountability. Read more about the final candidates under consideration below, and watch a forum featuring community-driven questions with each candidate here. Eddie Aubrey Eddie Aubrey has a unique 360-degree perspective and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Conclusion of Inquest into Death of Charleena Lyles

Statement from Mayor Harrell: “The killing of Charleena Lyles was a tragic event that rightfully shook our community and should serve as a true point of inflection – we must drive continuous learning and reform, and prioritize de-escalation, as now required by Initiative 940. My heart is with the Lyles… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to Light Up Orange in Recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day

Seattle – Tonight, in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day, Seattle will light up orange to show support for survivors of gun violence, in memory of those who have passed due to gun violence, and to express the city’s commitment to action and change. On Friday evening, buildings across the… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Statement on Texas School Shooting

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released the following statement: “For the parents and the families, for the classmates and the friends, I send my love and share their grief. Words do not and cannot express the heartbreak and pain this senseless tragedy has caused and will cause, not just… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Preschool Program Expands with 7 New Classrooms for the 2022-23 School Year, Increasing Access to Early Learning Opportunities for Seattle Families

Applications open now for Seattle three- and four-year olds to support kindergarten readiness Seattle – Today, at the Denise Louie Education Center in the Chinatown International District, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) Director Dwane Chappelle announced the opening of Seattle Preschool Program (SPP)… [ 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 to Issue New Executive Order and Extend Eviction Moratorium for 30 Days

Mayor Harrell will issue new order calling on City departments to improve processes for coordination, relevant data collection, and support resource delivery to tenants and small landlords Mayor Harrell will extend eviction moratorium and continue to suspend utility shut offs and certain methods of parking ticket enforcement Seattle –Today, Seattle… [ Keep reading ]