City staff with community members at Black Tech Night event

Innovation for the Greater Good

The One Seattle Civic Partnership, formed by Mayor Harrell and led by the Office of Economic Development and the Innovation & Performance team, convenes senior technology and innovation senior executives who represent major companies, startups, and industry associations in Seattle. The current focus of the Partnership is “Downtown Reboot,” an initiative to increase activity downtown by engaging the innovation and technology community, from companies to employees and entrepreneurs. 

"The challenges facing our city cannot be solved alone, and being able to leverage the expertise and experience of local business leaders is a huge win for Seattle. This partnership will make a difference for residents by pulling in the creativity, intellect, and resources of local companies to help activate our downtown, encourage a more inclusive workforce, and grow our economy.” -- Mayor Bruce Harrell.

Key Initiatives

  • The One Seattle Civic Partnership is facilitating a new event series, including Black Tech Night, to engage tech workers, celebrate inclusion, and advocate for diversity while also supporting local small businesses and community organizations. 
  • The Partnership is supporting a relaunch of SeaCiti, a civic advocacy tech non-profit. This partnership will allow for a stronger connection amongst industry players and public entities as well as a centralized resource to share civic and community needs.

Next Phase

The next phase of the One Seattle Civic Partnership is focusing on ways to support arts, culture, and entertainment in Seattle’s downtown. Strategies will focus on innovative approaches to support the creative sectors with short term gains that also setup foundations for longer term strategies.  

Current Members

All Star Directories Greater Seattle Partners Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 
Downtown Seattle Association Loftium Slalom
F5, Inc. Milli Tableau, a Salesforce company
Flying Fish Partners Qualtrics Washington Technology Industry Association
Google Remitly Zillow

For further information, contact Anisa Khoshbakhtian, Technology and Creative Sector Advisor, 

Seattle skyline at sunset

Mayor Bruce Harrell

Address: 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, 7th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94749, Seattle, WA, 98124-4749
Phone: (206) 684-4000

Newsletter Updates


Sign up for the latest updates from Mayor Bruce Harrell

Seattle's Mayor is the head of the Executive department. The Mayor directs and controls all City offices and departments except where that authority is granted to another office by the City Charter.