Seattle CityClub’s Initiatives support our mission and engage you in unique and impactful ways. We recognize our state’s outstanding volunteers through the Washington State Jefferson Awards, shine the spotlight on exceptional youth civic programs in our state with the Youth Civic Education Initiative, bring together voters to deliberate and discuss statewide ballot measures with Living Voters Guide and get you in civic shape with Civic Boot Camp. Visit the pages below to learn more about each Initiative.

Civic Boot Camp

Civic Boot Camp is a fun, fast-paced day long program that showcases the region’s history, provides access to leaders and links participants to Seattle’s civic life. Each Civic Boot Camp focuses on a unique aspect of our cultural, environmental and industrial heritage and shows how civic leadership and participation shapes our community.

Civic Health Index

Our region has vibrant civic institutions, active voters, innovative social entrepreneurs and a strong culture of volunteerism and philanthropy. But like physical health, civic health requires vigorous and consistent exercise.

Jefferson Awards - Celebrating the 2014 Winners!

Seattle CityClub is proud to recognize community leaders in our state through Washington State’s Jefferson Awards. Regarded as the "Nobel Prize" for public service, this award honors “unsung heroes” for their volunteerism and action to make the world a better place.

Living Voters Guide

Living Voters Guide (LVG) is a non-partisan, community-generated online voters guide that offers a safe space for civil online discussion about each November’s ballot measures and initiatives at the local and statewide level. Living Voters Guide goes live in September before every general election.

Youth Civic Education - Nominations Open!

Seattle CityClub is making civics cool again. We want to hear about all the unique and interesting youth civic education programs being taught in after-school programs, through non-profits, advocacy programs from across our state. We want to award these programs, their leaders and teachers for their creativity, and ability to involve students in civic engagement by providing knowledge, skills, values and hands-on experience.