Posts for 'Government'

A week in Councilmember Clark’s office

December 19th, 2014

Guest Post by Hallie Huffaker Coming in as a weeklong intern randomly in December with no experience in government work, I was not expecting much from my time in Councilmember Clark’s office. However, I was blown away with the amount I have been able to see, learn and help out with despite my lack of […]

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Pics from the ceremonies

January 7th, 2014

I had a pretty good seat for yesterday’s swearing-in ceremonies for the newly-elected and re-elected in Seattle city government. This was definitely the best attended and most “pomp and circumstance” of the inaugurations I’ve seen.   After Councilmember O’Brien was sworn in by his sons (Elliott and Wyatt), Councilmember Licata by his wife (Andrea Okomski), […]

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End of year, end of Council presidency, thanks for a great two years

December 20th, 2013

The Council Presidency is over for me, long live the Council Presidency for someone else. In addition to chairing the Council’s Monday morning informal Briefings meeting and the afternoon Full Council session, the Council President serves as the head of the Legislative Department (Council, City Clerk, Central Staff, Legislative Operations, Archives and Records). You represent […]

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Dog blog

July 23rd, 2013

This is a fun one.  Every year Dog Fancy Magazine (you flip through it at the vet checking out the super cute dogs) holds a Dogtown USA Best Dog Town in America contest.  They ask readers of the magazine to send in nominations and editors select a winner based on the presence of dog-friendly activities, […]

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Seattle For Washington Goes to Tacoma

October 30th, 2012

Pop quiz: Which Washington city is the City of Destiny? If you said Tacoma, you are correct. Tacoma was the destination for four of us last Friday as we dropped in for a quick chat on mutual priorities. The visit was part of the Council’s on-going Seattle For Washington effort to find more points of […]

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Looking to make a difference, network, learn? Serve on a city board or commission

December 8th, 2011

Today in the Committee on the Built Environment we confirmed appointments of 16 citizens to various city boards, commissions, and councils. Thanks to people stepping forward to serve, we have new appointees to the Seattle Design Commission, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board, the Historic Seattle Preservation […]

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