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.

Citywide Blogs and Social Media

A list of blogs and social media channels managed by the City of Seattle.

Seattle Channel, Emmy Award-winning Civic TV

Available online and on cable channel 21.

Volunteer

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

Online Engagement Opportunities

Our Online Public Engagement webpage alerts you to new online surveys, polls, town halls, and more.

Weigh In On Issues

Share and discuss your thoughts on several important issues with others in the community.

Contact the Mayor

Share your thoughts, ask a question, or invite the Mayor to a meeting or event.

Contact City Council

Contact the Seattle City Council or individual Councilmembers.