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Spotlight: Pramila Jayapal looks ahead after big win

Seattle CityClub is proud to have Senator-Elect Pramila Jayapal as a panelist for our annual Year In Review on December 10Jayapal is the first South Asian to serve in the Washington State Senate and says diversity was key in her campaign. Find out who inspired her to run for office and what's next for the local leader.

Veteran, Jefferson Award winner continues to fight

Julia Sheriden is the founder of Outreach And Resource Services for Women Veterans (OARS) where she provides a lifeline for women veterans. For more than 25 years, Julia has been an advocate for injured and disabled veterans, in particular veterans who have suffered military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury.  She was a recipient of Seattle CityClub's Jefferson Award in 2013 for her service.

A promise for the fallen

Kevin Mincio was working near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first plane hit. The former Goldman Sachs vice president immediately went into action by helping with relief and recovery efforts after the attacks. During this time, Mincio made the decision to go one step further and enlist in the military. At age 31, he quit his job on Wall Street and joined the Army.


Civic health—a community’s capacity to work together to resolve collective problems—is  essential for its vitality and prosperity. CityClub's Civic Health Index expresses how Greater Seattle measures up to national standards on voting, volunteerism, philanthropy, political voice, and neighborliness. Our civic health is excellent but we have room for improvement. Take a look at how we can turn up the volume on our civic engagement.

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