State Relations


January 10, 2017

UW releases 2017 state legislative agenda

Just in time for the start of the 2017 legislative session, the University of Washington released its legislative priorities. Here’s an overview of key priorities from the agenda: Operating Budget Priorities Competing for excellence: As a world-class academic and research institution, the UW is dedicated to retaining and attracting the best faculty and staff who…

New members of State Relations

The State Relations office has two new members looking forward to representing the university and working with you. Meet the team:    Joe Dacca, Director Since graduating from the UW in 2006, Joe has spent the past decade working for state and federal elected officials.  Most recently, Joe worked as the District Director for Congressman…

November 9, 2016

Update from State Relations: Initial state election results are in

The State Relations team has been closely monitoring the results of the election for our state-wide and state legislative offices. Here are some of the highlights and things to expect in January 2017: -Governor Jay Inslee will continue to reside in the Governor’s mansion. -Five new faces in state-wide office: Lt. Governor: Cyrus Habib –…

June 16, 2016

New UW faculty tour Washington, meet state leaders and incoming students

The annual UW Faculty Field Tour took place this week with stops that highlight Washington’s rich geography, economy, history and agricultural community. Below are a few pictures from time spent in eastern Washington. The first day of the tour departed from Seattle and headed south, with stops at the Port of Tacoma, Mount St. Helens…

May 25, 2016

External Affairs hosts state, federal staff and business leaders for Clean Energy & Innovation Tour

On Monday, the Office of External Affairs hosted a Clean Energy & Innovation Tour. Attendees started the day at the UW Clean Energy Institute in the Molecular Engineering & Sciences building, learning about CEI and the UW’s efforts to accelerate a clean energy future from Director Dan Schwartz. The tour included a visit to the…

May 21, 2013

President Young in Spokane for meetings with region’s business and community leaders

President Michael Young was in Spokane yesterday for meetings with local business and civic leaders. Among other events, he spoke at a luncheon hosted by Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI). In his remarks to the group, President Young highlighted UW’s growing impacts in the region, and discussed how the university’s cutting-edge research benefits the state economy….

May 17, 2013

Campus symposium features undergraduate research

The 16th annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is underway on campus. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday, May 17) in Mary Gates Hall.

May 9, 2013

Washington Secretary of State visits UW campuses as part of College Civics tour

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who is serving her first term in office, recently embarked on a 14-campus College Civics tour which included visits yesterday to University of Washington Tacoma and the Seattle campus. . @secstatewa Wyman listening to student intros — . (@alexjon) May 8, 2013 During her stop at UW’s Seattle…

December 13, 2012

Ed Boards Weigh in on State Senate, Revenue Collections Up

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The newly formed Majority Coalition Caucus in the State Senate received cautiously optimistic reviews from newspaper editorial boards around the state. At separate editorial board meetings with the Seattle Times this week, Senate leaders on both sides discussed their ongoing negotiations on a governance plan. According to tweets from the meeting, Sens. Rodney Tom (D-Medina),…

October 10, 2011

Election day is Nov. 8

Did you know, the state of Washington had 3,640,468 registered voters as of Oct. 5, 2011? That’s according to the Secretary of State’s Office, which reports that there are a number of statewide and local issues on ballots across the state for the Nov. 8 General Election. A number of resources are available to help voters learn about…