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Leadership Development

The Leadership Development division centralizes the city's engagement for historically underserved communities and community capacity programming. Its focus is to grow the next wave of civic leaders to guide our city in the future.

Community Liaisons

Public outreach and engagement liaisons

Help connect historically underserved communities to the City government as an independent contractor! Community Liaisons support City departments with inclusive outreach and engagement.

People's Academy for Community Engagement

People's Academy for Community Engagement

This program builds a pipeline of new leaders in the community through a series of courses and seminars - with classes ranging from meeting facilitation and public speaking, to Government 101 and Land Use.

Seattle Youth Commission

Seattle Youth Commission

This 15-member commission of youth ages 13-19 work with elected officials, city staff, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events.


Sarah Morningstar, Acting Director
Address: 600 4th Avenue, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA , 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA, 98124-4649
Phone: (206) 684-0464
Fax: (206) 233-5142

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