Community is complex and nuanced. Get informed on important issues so you can make a local impact. Meet community and civic leaders, ask them questions, and get hands-on with the issues our region faces.


Candidate Night Out – October, 2019 members Pacific Science Center, Zillow, and WeWork led a friendly chat with the candidates that will help Seattle continue to move forward. We talked about important community issues and discussed the role of technology and innovation, critical factors unique to our city. Attendees got up close and personal with these future elected officials. Moderators included: Elizabeth Scallon, Head of WeWork Labs; and Racquel Russell, VP of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Zillow Member Exclusive: Demystifying Seattle School Funding – February, 2019

McCleary, February school levies, and a looming school district deficit. The funding of Seattle schools is complex. This event focused on how local and state policy affects funding Seattle’s public educational system and where innovation workers can make a difference. Panelists included: JoLynn Berge, CFO, Seattle Public Schools, Rene Murry, Policy Director, Youth Development Executives of King County, Greg Wong, Past President, SchoolsFirst!

Innovators Engage!
This past November local elections had a direct impact on our daily lives: from how we get around, where we can afford to live, how we innovate, and how we are caring for our most vulnerable neighbors. championed the election season by reminding workers about important voting deadlines, hosted candidate forums, and sent resources to make sure they felt informed and engaged in voting this year.

sea.civics is a 20 minute educational workshop for innovation workers to delve deeper into the basics of local civic and political life. sea.civics provided workers a basic introduction to civic life in Seattle: from how to vote to democracy vouchers to the role local government plays in daily life. Participants left with tools to stay plugged into civic life.

Activating the innovation economy as a force for civic engagement in Seattle