- Submitted by cityclub on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:13pm
On December 11, we finished our annual program line-up by reflecting on the events of the past year and looking ahead to 2013. Our moderator, Q13 FOX News’ C.R. Douglas, four community leaders and over 250 engaged citizens joined us at the Westin Seattle to discuss how this year's most critical trends and events impacted our economy, the social safety net, education, arts and culture, civil rights and, of course, politics.
The conversation featured: Pamela Banks, President & CEO of Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle; Steve Davis, President & CEO of PATH; Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft ; and John W. Stanton, Managing Director of Trilogy Partnership.
Did you miss the event? The full video will be available shortly on Seattle Channel. Or, follow the conversation on twitter @CityClubLive.
Here are some of our favorite tweets from #CityClubYIR:
CR Douglas: Let's take a few minutes and solve the state budget. (laughter) #cityclubyir— Berit Anderson (@berit_anderson) December 11, 2012
Brad Smith: As a country, we have a visa system that does more for professional baseball than for Amazon and Microsoft. #cityclubyir— Berit Anderson (@berit_anderson) December 11, 2012
Q: What did you change your minds about this year? A: Opposed R-74 at first, then donated to it & voted for it. - John Stanton #CityClubYIR— CityClub Live (@CityClubLive) December 11, 2012
- Submitted by cityclub on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 1:16pm
During this time of giving, we thought it appropriate to highlight a CityClub partner dedicated to strengthening our region’s giving culture: Philanthropy Northwest.
Philanthropy Northwest represents an extensive community of grantmakers in six western states: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Since 1976, they have supported that community through training and networking opportunities, research and educational resources, publications, public policy work, and customized consulting services (ie. The Giving Practice Consulting Service).
The organization’s 2012 Trends in Northwest Giving report is the fourth publication in a series of biennial studies on organized philanthropy’s collective impact in the Northwest. The report analyzes more than one billion dollars in grants awarded to the region from organized philanthropy in 2010. “It is the most comprehensive report of its kind in the Northwest, offering funders, nonprofits, and policymakers insight and context for understanding how philanthropy is changing our region,” according to Philanthropy Northwest’s 2011 Report to Community.
Philanthropy Northwest is a co-promoter of our Annual Year In Review on December 11th - and the organization’s CEO, Carol Lewis, is moderating our “Philanthropy FORWARD “ forum on January 24! In our “Building a Culture of Philanthropy” forum, we examined the foundations of philanthropy in Seattle over the last 50 years. Join us and Carol Lewis again as we explore the trends and leaders who are redefining philanthropy.
- Submitted by cityclub on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 5:11pm
CityClub’s 2012 Health Care Series addressed the unsustainable rise of healthcare costs for our country, for employers and for individuals. We looked at major factors that drive up healthcare costs and asked: What are we paying for? What should we be paying for? Can we afford it? And, how can we fix it?
On December 3, we finished our four-part Health Care Series with a look at “Access to Care.” Our Series moderator Joanne Silberner, four health care professionals and approximately 150 engaged citizens joined us at the Westin Seattle to discuss issues of access for Washingtonians today – and under full implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The conversation featured: Teresita Batayola, CEO, International Community Health Services; Jane Beyer, Interim Assistant Secretary, Aging and Disability Services Administration, Washington State Department of Social & Health Services; Richard Onizuka, CEO, Washington State Health Benefit Exchange; and Mark Secord, CEO, Neighborcare Health.
Did you miss the event? The full video is available on TVW. Or, follow the conversation on twitter @CityClubLive.
Here are some of our favorite tweets from the final #CostofCare event:
- Submitted by cityclub on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:52amCityClub Wish List:We're looking for a conference table that will sit 12 to 15 people for our offices at Rainier Square. If you know of an organization or individual that may be able to donate one, please email Trish Peeples!Update 1.2.13 - A new conference table will be delivered today! Thanks for your help!
- Submitted by cityclub on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 12:05pm
CityClub chose youth civic education as a new strategic priority because of the compelling need, our organizational strength as a statewide convener, our mission to build civic capacity, and the chief recommendation coming out of our 2010 Civic Health Index report which concludes: “The way to sustain and expand our civic leadership is to support educational access and success for all our residents, from early childhood through college graduation. Special emphasis should be placed on teaching civic skills.”
On November 15, we celebrated the winners of our Inaugural Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Awards and exchanged ideas about best practices in youth civic education in Washington State. Representatives of each winner, their youth participants, and approximately 100 engaged citizens joined us at ACT Theatre to honor the winners’ leadership and hard work.
The conversation featured: Lisa Neimann representing AGE-UP (All Girl Everything Ultimate Program), Jim Theofelis representing The Mockingbird Society, Seattle University Law School’s Margaret E. Fisher representing Seattle Youth Traffic Court, Secretary of State Sam Reed representing Student Mock Election, David Johnson representing TVW’s Capitol Classroom, and the Metrocenter YMCA’s Chris Tugwell representing YTech’s Civic Voice Curriculum.
Did you miss the Awards? The full video is available on TVW. Or, follow the conversation on twitter @CityClubLive.
Here are some of our favorite tweets from the #YouthCivicEdAwards:
- Submitted by cityclub on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 1:39pm
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregivers Month! The Alzheimer’s Association offers caregiver support groups, resources for every stage of the disease, a 24/7 helpline, and more. Visit http://www.alz.org/alzwa/ for more information.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington is a co-promoting organization of our 2012 “Cost of Care” Series. Don’t miss our fourth and final forum, “Access to Care,” on December 3, 2012! Register today!
Here's how Alzheimer's relates to the cost of care:
- Submitted by cityclub on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:08pm
The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, today announced the results of "The Civic 50." Washington-based companies including Microsoft (14), Starbucks (43) and Weyerhaeuser Company (46) were honored in the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 companies that "best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business."
According to NCoC, "Companies were evaluated on seven specific metrics: leadership, measurement and strategy, design, employee civic growth, community partnerships, cause alignment and transparency. Winning companies employed increasingly sophisticated tools to measure the impact of community engagement and alignment of these programs with their business’ core competencies. More than two-thirds of the top 50 companies say they 'frequently' or 'always' use the professional skills of their workforce to address social issues and real community challenges. Sixty-six percent of the top 50 say they have 'mission-level' alignment with the community partners, meaning they work with them on the highest strategic level, not just on individual programs or events."
The full Civic 50 ranking is posted on Businessweek.com.
- Submitted by cityclub on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 3:33pm
We all want to live in a great neighborhood. A large part of who we are is defined by where we live. And it is also a fundamental element of our overall well-being. On Election Day, CityClub convened over one hundred Washingtonians - not to discuss politics - but to discuss what it takes to make a great neighborhood and find out how they can help shape their neighborhoods.
The forum featured Fremont Dock Co.’s Suzie Burke, OneAmerica Organizer Rahwa Habte, Walk Score’s Mike Mathieu, Seattle’s Deputy Mayor for Community Darryl Smith, and West Seattle community leader Pete Spalding. Moderated by Knute Berger, Contributing Editor at Crosscut.com, the forum explored what elements are necessary to create a truly great, urban neighborhood—from schools and housing, to transit, walkability and economic vitality, to socioeconomic diversity and crime prevention.
Check out what our moderator Knute Berger had to say about the event in his Crosscut article "How Neighborhoods Make Seattle." (Want to re-watch your favorite moments from the forum? Watch it online at Seattle Channel!)
Here are some of our favorite tweets from the #GreatBorhood event:
It’s not just the people who show up to the council meetings who have an effect on our neighborhood. - Pete Spalding #GreatBorhood
— CityClub Live (@CityClubLive) November 6, 2012
Yesler Ter. + 23rd & Jackson invoked twice. Can we have sustainable neighborhoods by sustaining folks who already live there? #greatborhood
— C Davida Ingram(@idebelle76) November 6, 2012
— Jim Loter (@jimloter) November 6, 2012
Knew that Suzie Burke had a reputation as a sparkplug, but had not heard her previously. Thx for recruiting a lively panel @seattlecityclub
— Tara Smith (@VolunTara) November 6, 2012
Emergency preparedness is a neighborhood issue. #greatborhood
— CapitolHillChamber(@caphillchamber) November 6, 2012
The personalities of our neighborhoods are def. there. I don’t think you make them. They’re there & they make you. Suzie Burke #GreatBorhood
— CityClub Live (@CityClubLive) November 6, 2012
- Submitted by cityclub on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 1:12pm
King County Elections issued a press release this week announcing an exciting new development: King County’s 1.16 million registered voters can now find the nearest ballot drop box, see how much time they have left to return their ballots, and get results on election night - all from their smart phone, internet tablet or other mobile device! (Read the full press release below.)
King County Elections is a co-promotional partner of our 2012 Living Voters Guide! Visit LivingVotersGuide.org to discuss and decide your vote, then find out where your ballot is in the process - with King County's ballot tracker!
Did your ballot get lost or damaged? Check out King County's ballot replacement program!
King County Elections develops new voter information tools for mobile devices
King County residents are used to checking traffic, getting directions and doing a variety of other things via their mobile device. Now King County Elections has new mobile device tools just in time for the general election. King County’s 1.16 million registered voters can find the nearest ballot drop box, check the “countdown clock” to see how much time they have left to return their ballots, and get results on election night, all from their smart phone, internet tablet or other mobile device.
'We recently conducted a survey for King County voters to identify the type of information they would like to access with their mobile devices. Applying what we have learned, we have developed a website with information voters want in time for this current election,' said Sherril Huff, King County Elections Director.
Currently available in a beta test version, go to https://electionsdata.kingcounty.gov to try out the new Elections on-the-go information tools.
In addition to the new tools for mobile devices, King County offers other information via the Internet, including:
- “Ballot tracker,” which allows voters to find out where their ballot is in the process
- Ballot replacement program, for voters who have lost or damaged their ballot
- My Voter Guide, a customized voters’ pamphlet