SEATTLE (March 18, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement following the successful 9-0 vote by Seattle City Council to confirm her nominee Saad Bashir to lead the Seattle Information Technology (IT) Department as the City of [...]
SEATTLE (March 18, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Seattle City Council’s unanimous 9-0 vote to adopt Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA), implementing affordable housing requirements and increasing density [...]
On January 11, together we began the first chapter of the Seattle Squeeze and a new era of tough traffic in Seattle: The full three-week closure of SR 99 downtown. We knew the longest major highway closure in our region was going to be hard.   That’s [...]
If Enacted, Proposal Would Maintain Current Services, Expand Hours, Eliminate Fines, Help Close Digital Divide, and Make Seismic Retrofits SEATTLE (March 13, 2019) – To advance equity, education, and opportunity in Seattle, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan [...]
Seattle (March 8, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the members of the Seattle Census Task Force, a coalition of elected officials and community leaders who are organizing Seattle’s preparations for the United States 2020 Census. The Seattle [...]
Seattle (March 5, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding today’s transmittal of the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Implementation and Evaluation Plan:    “When almost 70 percent of Seattle supported the [...]
With Growing National and Regional Competition for Officers, New Lateral Hiring Incentive Would Help Recruit Experienced Candidates Who Are Committed to Reform with Up to $15,000 Incentive SEATTLE (March 4, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan applauded the [...]
Seattle (February 27, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the creation of a new Office of the Mayor internship to honor Seattle civil rights hero and leader Ruth Woo. The Ruth Woo Intern will work with the Mayor’s Policy Team to continue Mayor [...]
Seattle (February 25, 2019) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement following the successful 8-0 vote by Seattle City Council to confirm her nominee Sam Zimbabwe to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation as its next Director:     [...]
Seattle (February 20, 2019) –  Joined by community members and anti-displacement advocates at Hirabayashi Place in the Chinatown/International District, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed an Executive Order to help create a more affordable Seattle, [...]

Meet the Mayor's Key Staff Members

Michael Fong - Senior Deputy Mayor

Shefali Ranganathan - Deputy Mayor for External Relations

David Moseley - Deputy Mayor for Operations

Stephanie Formas - Chief of Staff

Anthony Auriemma - Director of Legislative Affairs

Lyle Canceko - Mayor’s Office Administrator

Edie Gilliss - Policy Director

Kyla Blair - Director of External Relations and Outreach

Kylie Rolf - Director of Major Initiatives

Mark Prentice - Communications Director

Michelle Chen - Legal Counsel

Kindle Shaw - Deputy Mayor Moseley's and Legal Counsel Warren's Executive Assistant

Amanda Stoddard - Interim Executive Assistant to Senior Deputy Mayor Fong and Deputy Mayor Shefali Ranganathan

Colleen O'Reilly Bernier - Mayor's Executive Assistant