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State Relations

The City's state lobbying team engages state legislators and the Governor's office on issues of local and statewide significance. Their efforts are guided by the City's legislative agenda, which is proposed by the Mayor and adopted by the City Council before the start of each legislative session.

Areas of primary focus for the City’s efforts in Olympia include human services, education, transportation, economic development and infrastructure, public safety, and city fiscal health.

The state lobbyists work with the Association of Washington Cities and other organizations in the state of Washington to promote common interests.

Intergovernmental Relations

Gael D. Tarleton, Director
Address: 600 4th Ave, 5th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: PO Box 94746, Seattle, WA, 98124-4746
Phone: (206) 684-0213
gael.tarleton@seattle.gov

The mission and purpose of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) is to provide advice and information to, and on behalf of, elected officials, City departments, and external customers.