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Guest Blog: 4 Reasons to Use Your Democracy Vouchers

from the City of Seattle’s Ethics and Elections Commission So you say you received your Democracy Vouchers in the mail, but they’re sitting unused in a pile of mail, or hanging from your fridge? Here are four reasons to find, dust off, and use your Democracy Vouchers: The Democracy Voucher…...

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Guest Blog: Why WTIA Loves CityClub

Guest Blog from WTIA Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and Seattle CityClub are joining forces on May 22 to host FullConTech, bringing people together from across the public and private sectors for a morning focused on Civic Collaboration. CityClub, founded in 1980, is a non-partisan civic organization that “fosters civic…...

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A Day at Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods With Kayla DeMonte

By Kayla DeMonte of Seattle Chamber South Lake Union, I owe you an apology. I thought I knew who you were as a neighborhood, but I had much to learn. As a participant in the most recent Seattle CityClub Civic Boot Camp program, I, along with a group of about…...

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Press Release: Civic Health Index Finds Seattle Leads the Way in Civic Engagement

Seattle, WA, May 9, 2017 – The 2017 Greater Seattle Civic Health Index is scheduled for public release May 23 by Seattle CityClub. In collaboration with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), the 2017 report ranks 51 American cities across 26 categories measuring civic engagement and the health of their…...

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A Day at Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods With Brianna Brown

By Brianna Brown This past March, Seattle CityClub held two Civic Boot Camps where attendees learned about the history and some of the tenuous issues affecting one of Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhoods, South Lake Union.  Seattle CityClub staff member, Brianna Brown, recounts her experience as a Boot Camp attendee. The…...

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WTIA and Seattle CityClub Collaborate on FullConTech

by Julie Pham We’re making some big changes to our approach to FullConTech this year. Instead of an annual, 350-person, all-day conference, FullConTech will be split into two semi-annual, half-day, 200-person conferences. Each will have a different theme inspired by action-oriented, cross-sector collaboration. We hear a lot of criticism from…...

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Commemorating Kate

Sometimes we are lucky enough to meet a person who not only has vision but also the ability to make the world a better place. Kate Webster was one of those people. Kate Webster touched and transformed Washington. She was a leader at Seattle Children’s hospital and Washington State University.…...

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2017 Civic Health Index Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce the 2017 Civic Health Index will be released May 22nd at FullConTech, a cross-sector collaboration conference organized by Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). In the follow up to our 2014 Civic Health Index, we choose to model the collaboration required to improve civic health by…...

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Thank You Civic Boot Campers!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Civic Boot Camps in South Lake Union! Your engagement in Livable Neighborhoods showed we can improve the civic health of our community by collaborating and sharing ideas. #CivicBootCamp #CivicParticipation Learn more about Civic Boot Camp. Photos Courtesy of: Carrie Diaz-Littauer ...

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Civic Cocktail Guest Spotlight: WSU President Kirk Schulz

Our upcoming March Civic Cocktail is shaping up to be thought-provoking as we welcome our guest, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz. Bio From Washington State University University President Kirk H. Schulz—on the job since mid-June—is guiding Washington State University’s transformation into one of the nation’s top public research universities. To achieve…...

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