Community Connections

Photo of Community Connections group at Cedar River Watershed
Community members visit the Cedar River Watershed, Seattle's drinking water source

Community Connections program creates deep and sustainable partnerships that aim to improve the quality of life for people of color, immigrant, and low-income communities through transformative approaches and experiences.

What we do

Community Connections funds multi-year partnerships with trusted organizations and leaders that serve a variety of ethnic and language groups.
Partners receive paid training on the utility and hazardous waste. They adapt and deliver in-language presentations and activities to communities. Partners also gather community input for SPU to improve our services and approach.

Our 2018-2021 partners

Horn of Africa Services
Chinese Information Service Center
Department of Neighborhoods

Public Utilities

Andrew Lee, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34018, Seattle, WA, 98124-5177
Phone: (206) 684-3000

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Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is comprised of three major direct-service providing utilities: the Water Utility, the Drainage and Wastewater Utility, and the Solid Waste Utility.