The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is a testament to the commitment of the City of Seattle to engage and empower its new residents. Seattle is home to the most diverse zip code in the country, and is strengthened and enriched by the tremendous diversity, strength and contributions of our immigrant and refugee communities.

We intend to work diligently to make sure that our programs and initiatives reflect the needs and priorities of our immigrant and refugee communities. We are committed to making sure we help individuals and families get the access they need to government - be it through social services, civic engagement, or economic assistance.

We will be looking for input from our communities as well as from the strong network of community based organizations that support and strengthen our communities. Please contact us with any questions and suggestions that you might have.