Join Mayor McGinn, the City Council and City departments at this FREE event, this Saturday, Jan. 28th, at City Hall, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Open House features live music, a farmers market, food trucks, Q&A with elected officials, tour of city offices and more. For more information, please visit this Web site.
School attendance campaign launches Oct. 3rd
The Seattle Mayor’s Office, in partnership with Seattle Public Schools, the Alliance for Education and Get Schooled, will soon launch an exciting citywide campaign to encourage students to get to school. ”Be Here. Get There.” is a research-driven, incentive-based campaign designed to increase community focus and awareness on the important link between school attendance and a student’s future success. Throughout the year schools, classrooms, individual teachers and students will be awarded prizes for the most improved attendance. “Be Here. Get There” rewards positive behavior and educates students, families and the community about the shared responsibility to get students to school every day.
For more information, please visit this Web site.
Dannette R. Smith confirmed as Human Services Director
On Monday, Oct. 11, the Seattle City Council unanimously confirmed Dannette R. Smith to be Director of the Seattle Human Services Department. A few minutes later, she was sworn in to office by City Clerk Monica Simmons. To view the Seattle Channel video click on this link and advance the tape about 1 minute 50 seconds.
Mayor McGinn appointed Ms. Smith in early June 2010. She is the former director of the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services , part of the State of Georgia Department of Human Services.
Citizen panel to review encampment policies
On Aug. 17, Mayor Mike McGinn announced the formation of a citizen review panel to make encampment policy recommendations to the Mayor’s Office and the Seattle City Council. This group has been convened to provide recommendations that are sensitive to the changing economic climate and the city’s ongoing budget realities. For a list of those serving on the panel see this press release.