About OIR

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Welcome to the Office of Intergovernmental Relations

OIR staff are the City of Seattle's lobbyists and liaisons to other governments, promoting policy changes, funding and cooperation to help achieve the priorities of our elected officials in order to improve the quality of life for the people of Seattle. On our website you will find information about our state legislative agenda, our 21 sister cities programs, our regional, federal, tribal, and international relationships, as well as links to other levels of government and organizations. We hope you will find this information useful.

OIR's Mission

OIR is part of the Mayor's Executive Department and serves all City departments, the City Council, and the Mayor.  Our office promotes the interests of the City of Seattle with local, regional, state, federal, tribal, and international governments.  By providing leadership in these areas, OIR pursues the priorities of the Mayor and the City Council and promotes the policies and goals of Seattle's city government.