Seattle CityClub’s Programs 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 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.

Youth Civic Education Awards

Each year, Seattle CityClub presents the Youth Civic Education Awards - a unique recognition that showcases how youth across Washington state are engaged in their communities, building vibrant civic health in their schools and families, and strengthening our democracy. 

Civic Boot Camp


Check out our Civic Boot Camp video to get a glimpse of what your day with us spent learning about the region’s history, discussing with leaders and engaging in Seattle’s civic life will look like. 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

One year after releasing the Greater Seattle Civic Health Index report, we’re proud to circle back to show how civic health improvement can and is being accomplished at our Annual Meeting: Collective Impact! Register today to learn about inspiring regional projects that are boosting civic health. 

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 for Public Service

Seattle CityClub is proud to recognize community leaders each year through the Washington State 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. Click here to register to attend the awards ceremony which will be held on April 13!

Unlike voter guides generated by government, newspapers or advocacy organizations, is created by the people and for the people of Washington State. It’s your platform to learn about candidate and ballot measures, decide how to vote and express your ideas. We believe that sharing our diverse opinions leads to making wiser decisions together.