Seattle CityClub is the instigator and convener of this work. As the region’s thought leader in civic affairs, CityClub builds community engagement by generating civic knowledge, connection, trust, and action for tens of thousands of regional citizens.
Generous funding and key leadership from The Boeing Company and The Seattle Foundation supports this project. Special acknowledgement goes to The Boeing Company’s Elizabeth Warman, Director, Global Corporate Citizenship-Northwest Region; and Colette Ogle, Grant Administrator, Employee Community Fund and Community Investor for Civic Programs. At The Seattle Foundation, we thank President and Chief Executive Officer Norman B. Rice and Vice President for Community Leadership Michael Brown.
The members of the Steering Committee provided invaluable opinions, advice, and wisdom that shaped this report. We appreciate the enthusiastic partnership of the National Conference on Citizenship, especially its Executive Director, David B. Smith, and Program Directors, Kristen Cambell and Justin Bibb. We warmly acknowledge the extensive advice and analysis provided with such encouragement and patience by Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Lead Researcher of The Center for Information and Research on Civic Engagement and Learning at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. Jill Blair, CityClub Board Member, and Lara Igliztin, Executive Director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, were formative advocates who inspired this project from its outset.