Seattle (Jan 19) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced two new department leaders in her administration at the Office of Labor Standards and Seattle Information Technology Department. With the departure of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer Michael [...]
Shari Wade is one of the thousands of Seattle residents who has experienced homelessness at some point in time in her life. After struggling to get back on her feet, her life was turned around by permanent affordable housing through Pioneer Human [...]
Plan Invests in Affordable Housing, Bridge Housing, and Essential City Services Upon Sale of Property This Summer Seattle (January 17, 2018) – In her first major legislation, Mayor Durkan proposed “Building a Bridge to Housing for All,” a plan to [...]
Seattle (January 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement on the unanimous adoption of her resolution supporting Seattle as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup tournament in Seattle: “Seattle is North America’s best soccer [...]
Seattle (January 16, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement today on the passing of John Spellman, Washington State’s 18th Governor, and first-ever King County Executive: “Governor Spellman’s passing marks the end of an era for [...]
Seattle (January 15) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “The message and vision of Dr. King continues to ring loudly, but it does not ring true in enough lives. “When we [...]
Hello, Seattle My name is Paúl Quiñonez Figueroa, and I’m the External Affairs Liaison covering immigration here in Mayor Durkan’s office. I’m so proud to have the chance to serve all of you – the people of Seattle – as a City of Seattle [...]
Seattle (Jan 11) – Seattle Mayor and former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock led a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing the Department of Justice’s misguided rollback of the “Cole Memo,” which provided [...]
Seattle (Jan 10) – Earlier today, Judge Robart’s ruled that the City of Seattle in “full and effective compliance” with the Court ordered consent decree. The consent decree required significant reforms to be enacted — new use of force policies and [...]
Seattle (Jan 10) – “Another day, another attack on immigrant & refugee communities by President Trump and his administration. These ICE raids are designed to drain resources from real public safety threats and punish hard-working [...]

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

Anthony Auriemma - Director of Legislative Affairs

Lyle Canceko - Mayor’s Office Administrator

Stephanie Formas - Communications Director

Edie Gilliss - Acting Director of Policy (Deputy Director of Policy)

Andres Mantilla - Director of External Relations and Outreach

Kylie Rolf - Director of Major Initiatives

Kindle Shaw - Mayor's Executive Assistant

Ian Warner - Legal Counsel