Vision, Mission, and Values

Office of the City Clerk


Provide consistent high level services which promote and strengthen a world class government prepared to meet the emerging needs of the 21st century. Ultimately, improving the quality of life for individuals (and the community at large) by being one of the top‐tier local government agencies in our nation and by building on our interdisciplinary strengths.


Foster civic education, participation, and openness in Seattle city government through effective facilitation of the legislative process and transparent, accountable stewardship of public information and official records.


Public Service
We strive to provide the highest quality of care, understanding and helpfulness to our customers and community.
We hold ourselves accountable by honoring our commitments and responsibilities to our colleagues and customers.
We value the diversity and collaboration of opinions and backgrounds, and create an environment that is inclusive of everyone.
We ensure the public resources and information entrusted to us are preserved and accessible to the highest standard through stewardship and continual innovation.