Seattle's Your Voice / Your Choice

Idea Submissions Interactive Map

871 Project Ideas submitted across the city - Breakdown:

  • City Council D1 - 208
  • City Council D2 - 176
  • City Council D3 - 105
  • City Council D4 - 86
  • City Council D5 - 124
  • City Council D6 - 96
  • City Council D7 - 76

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Celebrating Volunteer Passion and Resilience

Happy Holidays! Seattle is renowned for its volunteerism.  For example:

In 2015, residents volunteered over 250,000 hours in neighborhood Parks.
Since 1988, the Neighborhood Matching Fund has awarded more than $49 million to more than 4,000 projects throughout Seattle, generated an additional $72 million of community match, and engaged more than 86,000 volunteers who have donated over 574,000 hours. Many P-Patches have also received awards from the Neighborhood Matching Fund.
759 individuals contributed 25,221 volunteer service hours to The Seattle Public Library in 2015.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is the beneficiary of at least 64 FTEs of volunteer labor to help care for and foster animals.
The City Attorney’s Office relies upon 6,000 volunteer hours from our neighbors to help serve those in need. The Seattle Police Department also relies upon its volunteer network / partnerships.
Seattle’s 60 boards and commissions are comprised of volunteer positions. 
Virtually every city department taps into Seattle's volunteer base....

Thank You! To everyone who volunteers for their neighborhood in any capacity, We commemorate the passion, dedication and RESILIENCE of your volunteer efforts past, present, and future.

Pass It On.....

Jim Diers - Neighborhoods need city’s support, not a mayoral panel

Jim Diers, former Director of the Department of Neighborhoods, shared his comments regarding Mayor Murray's recent action to form a Commission, which dissolves the City's support to and formal connections with the City Neighborhood Council, (CNC) and Neighborhood District Councils whose members are self-elected and not appointed by elected officials. "Building vibrant and engaged neighborhood-based communities that can work together to solve problems won’t happen by simply adding another mayoral commission and using social media." Jim goes on to say, "I’m passionate about community — people who identify with and support one another. While there is a role for government and not-for-profit organizations, there is no substitute for inclusive communities when it comes to caring for one another and the environment, preventing crime, promoting health and happiness, creating great places, advancing social justice and strengthening democracy. The best place to build inclusive community is at the neighborhood level. Seattle’s neighborhoods provide the key ingredients that make community possible — a common identity, small scale, gathering places and opportunities for collective action. True, there are other valuable types of community that are defined by shared interest or identity, but neighborhoods are the only type of community with the potential to encompass all of the other identities (e.g. class, age, race, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, politics) and interests (e.g. business, environment, social justice, public safety, education). Everyone lives in a neighborhood. Building inclusive community isn’t easy. People tend to associate with others who are like themselves. There are dozens of formal and informal associations in every neighborhood organized around culture, youth, seniors, sports, schools, crime prevention, faith, art, environment, hobbies and so much more. No one association can fully represent a neighborhood." Read full article here:


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