We believe that people want and need to have a say in the issues that impact their lives. We know that a healthy democracy and a strong community depend on informed, engaged and powerful residents. When it comes to civic strength, Greater Seattle is one of the healthiest regions in the United States. But a more complicated reality lies beneath that headline: There are great challenges in our community’s civic participation corresponding to disparities in education, income, race, and physical health. Our 2017 Civic Health Index will explore Greater Seattle’s civic health and offer recommendations for residents to improve it.
Seattle CityClub is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization improving the civic health of the Puget Sound region by informing residents, engaging community leaders and providing programs that bridge politics, professions, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.