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Announcing a Transition in Our Leadership

After eleven years at the helm of Seattle CityClub, Executive Director Diane Douglas is departing the organization on November 1. Under her leadership, our budget and staff doubled and our audience grew to include over one million annual participants. Diane provided strategic vision to diversify our program portfolio, adding monthly…...

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Informing Voters About the WA Debate Coalition

In partnership with Amplifier, a design lab dedicated to creating art to spur community engagement, we commissioned an art campaign evolving a long-standing piece of American culture—the Uncle Sam recruitment poster—for the Washington State Debate Coalition. Our goal is to encourage Washingtonians to know who their candidates are and to…...

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Youth Essay and Art Contest

Share Your Civil Rights Story Write an essay, poem, or create an art piece on how current events around civil rights impact your interactions with your community and neighbors. How do those interactions make you feel? Students of color strongly encouraged to apply. Download: Youth Essay and Art Contest Flyer Contest Winners Receive:…...

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We Did It!

We are so inspired and honored by your show of support at our Annual Benefit, Truth, Trust & Democracy. The room was brimming with longtime friends and many newcomers to Seattle CityClub. The conversation was substantive, insightful and inspiring. And when we asked for your support, you gave in record-setting…...

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Seattle CityClub Adds Two Distinguished Board Members

We are thrilled to announce the addition of former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan and The Sorensen Group Principal Gretchen Sorensen to Seattle CityClub’s Board of Governors. Scott McClellan served as White House Press Secretary from 2003 to 2006. Before being named press secretary, he served as the principal deputy…...

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Civic Boot Camp Rookie: Housing the Homeless

By Cecilia Knaub The newest Civic Boot Camp dove into the homelessness and housing crisis to enrich Seattle residents’ understanding of the interconnected systems that cause homelessness and the barriers that stall resolution. From the heart of Pioneer Square, at Impact Hub Seattle, attendees heard from a range of speakers…...

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Get to Know Our Civic Leadership Award Winner

The Winner of this Year’s Seattle CityClub Nancy Nordhoff Award is… Marilyn Watkins! Marilyn Watkins is Policy Director at the Economic Opportunity Institute, a Seattle-based nonprofit policy center that focuses on changing public policies to create an economy that works for everyone. Seattle CityClub’s Nancy Nordhoff Civic Leadership Award is…...

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Youth Carve a Space for Themselves in Civic Engagement

Last week, high above downtown streets, Seattle CityClub partnered with the Seattle Foundation to host a forum catered to potential youth activists. It was a diverse gathering that brought out students from across the Seattle Metro area to hear their peers. The context? A surge in youth activism after another…...

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Components of a Livable Neighborhood

Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhood participants divided into groups to discuss the general components of a livable neighborhood and rated them on a scale from low to high livability in South Lake Union. Here are some of the themes from the discussion: High Livability Walkability – sidewalks, pedestrian-friendly, businesses in walking…...

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Seattle CityClub: Top 10 Moments of 2017

1  |  Over 50,000 television viewers watched our Seattle Mayoral Primary Debate. 2  |  WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined Civic Cocktail the week he challenged the Trump administration’s travel ban. 3  |  Civic Cocktail celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2017 and hosted Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on her…...

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