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New performance data shows Seattle’s progress on COVID-19 recovery projects

Seattle’s investments of $300 million in federal funding created new affordable housing, revitalized neighborhoods, and prioritized communities hit hardest by the pandemic Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell released Seattle’s latest performance report on how the City’s COVID-19 response programs are helping residents recover from the pandemic. The report highlights accomplishments across… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle shares results of user research projects to improve City services

City of Seattle staff recently shared results from five high-priority user research projects aimed at improving delivery of public services. These projects were completed through Seattle By Design, a pilot program that connected a cohort of volunteer experts with City staff to answer questions and make recommendations using best practices… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle featured in American Rescue Plan Data and Evidence Dashboard

The City of Seattle is highlighted in Results for America’s newly updated American Rescue Plan Data and Evidence Dashboard. The dashboard is based on an analysis of 200 Recovery Plan Performance Reports from across the country, providing a snapshot of how jurisdictions have used COVID-19 recovery funding in their communities…. [ Keep reading ]

Seattle welcomes 2023 Public Policy Fellows

Last month, Mayor Bruce Harrell welcomed graduate students participating in the 2023 Mayor’s Public Policy Fellowship to develop public policy and programs for the public good. Working with departments across the City, the nine Fellows will work on and learn from a wide range of meaningful projects for the City… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle receives national recognition for data-driven decision making, joins international City Data Alliance

This week, Mayor Bruce Harrell celebrated national recognition for Seattle’s exceptional use of data in its government and policy after the City received a prestigious award from What Works Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Seattle achieved Gold Certification after demonstrating a dedication to making data-informed decisions that generate better outcomes for… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s CiviForm tool recognized in 2023 Smart 50 Awards

The City of Seattle’s CiviForm tool was named one the 50 most transformative smart projects of 2023 by Smart Cities Connect. Affordable Seattle is an an online resource to help residents find benefits they may be eligible for in the City of Seattle. CiviForm is an open-source tool that makes… [ Keep reading ]

Black Tech Night: Building Community and Advancing Equity in Seattle’s Technology Hub

The Seattle Office of Economic Development in partnership with F5, Zillow, Google, and the Downtown Seattle Association, hosted the second Black Tech Night on April 13, 2023 in downtown at Inside, a recent graduate of the Seattle Restored program. The Black Tech Night series was created through Mayor Harrell’s One… [ Keep reading ]