Get Involved

Government works effectively when it works collaboratively with its community. Here are several ways you can get involved to help make Seattle a safe, affordable, vibrant, innovative, and interconnected city.

Stay Informed

Issues and Initiatives

Issues and Initiatives involving the Mayor’s office

City Legislation and Records

Legislative records, Seattle Municipal Code, City Charter, Municipal Archives and more.

Citywide News Portal

News from the City of Seattle government.

Seattle Channel, Emmy Award-winning Civic TV

Available online and on cable channel 21.


Serve on a Board or Commission

The Mayor and City Council appoint residents of Seattle to over 50 boards and commissions. Over 300 of the people who serve are directly appointed by the Mayor.

Clean Up Graffiti

Pledge to keep a four-block area graffiti-free on an ongoing basis or organize a Community Paint-out event.

Adopt a Street

Join more than 700 active volunteer groups who clean up nearly 200 miles of city streets.

Become a Traffic Circle volunteer

If your nearby traffic circle has been orphaned, you may want to consider becoming a traffic circle garden steward.

Report a Plugged Storm Drain

Do not use this form to report dangerous situations or property damage. Call SPU's 24/7 Operations Response Center at (206)-386-1800.

Talk to Us

Contact the Mayor

Share your thoughts, invite the Mayor to an event or submit a proclamation or greeting letter request.

Contact City Council

Contact the Seattle City Council or individual Councilmembers.