Mayor-Elect Jenny A. Durkan

Phone: 206-256-5400

A Message from Jenny

Seattle, thank you for electing me to be the 56th Mayor of our great City. I am incredibly honored to be given this great opportunity.

Seattle needs decisive, progressive action on the very urgent issues affecting our residents including those who are affected by homelessness and who are losing the ability to live affordably in this city. Seattle has become a center of the innovation economy, and we must continue to lead the way. But too many have not enjoyed the benefits of Seattle's rising prosperity and too many are being pushed out of our City. It is time, and I believe our responsibility, to come together to conquer the most urgent challenges.

Mayor-Elect Jenny A. Durkan Transition Team

Edie Gilliss, Director
Kamaria Hightower, Communications Director
Lyle Del Mar Canceko, Transition Committee Manager
Terry Wittman, Operations Manager
Amanda Hohlfeld, Briefings Manager
Kindle Shaw, Executive Assistant and Scheduler

Transition Committee

Transition Committee Members

Interested in working for the Mayor's Office?

The Durkan Administration is looking to create a diverse team of hardworking, committed individuals with a passion for public service and who are deeply aligned with our City's values of Race and Social Justice. Job announcements will be posted over the next several weeks, we are seeking people with demonstrated competence in and commitment to:

  • Public service
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Excellence
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork

If you are interested in applying for a position within the Durkan Administration, please submit your application here

The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliations, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all background to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, woman, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans and those with diverse life experiences.

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