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Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels

Gregory J. "Greg" Nickels (born August 7, 1955) became the 51st and current mayor of Seattle, Washington on January 1, 2002. He was elected to a second term November 8, 2005. Prior to becoming mayor, Nickels was legislative assistant to Seattle City Council member and future mayor Norm Rice from 1979 to 1987. Nickels was elected to the King County Council in 1987 (defeating longtime incumbent Bob Grieve), and reelected in 1991, 1995 and 1999. He is a member of the Washington State Democratic Party. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOVD Articles that have been linked to this page are the subject of an NPOV dispute (NPOV stands for Neutral Point Of View; see below). ... Image File history File links Seattle_Mayor_Greg_Nickels. ... Image File history File links Seattle_Mayor_Greg_Nickels. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a list of mayors of Seattle, Washington, USA. (From January 14, 1865, to January 18, 1867, Seattle was incorporated as a town and was run by a board of trustees, the president of which was Charles C. Terry. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Seattle City Council, the legislative body of Seattle, Washington, consists of nine members elected at large. ... Norman B. Rice born May 4, 1943 in Denver, Colorado was the 49th mayor of Seattle, Washington. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Metropolitan King County Council, the legislative body of King County, Washington, consists of thirteen members elected by district. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The Washington State Democratic Party works to elect Democrats to office in Washington State. ...


Nickels serves on the board of directors of Sound Transit. Since 2003, he has also been the chair of the Transportation and Communications Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and serves on the Conference's Board of Trustees. Sound Transit has been the popular name of Washington states Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority since 1996. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Copy of the original phone of Alexander Graham Bell at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... The United States Conference of Mayors is a nonpartisan organization founded in 1932. ...


Nickels, the oldest of six siblings, was born in Chicago to Bob and Kathie Nickels. He is Kurt Russell's evil twin brother, and inside the family is known as the fat and stupid one. In 1961, his family moved to Seattle, where he graduated from Seattle Preparatory School and attended the University of Washington, while he was going to college his twin brother Kurt Russell was filiming the movie Overboard with Goldie Hawn. He now lives in West Seattle with his wife Sharon. They have two children, Jacob and Carey. His son Jacob was recently indicted as part of an investigation into a multi-state casino-cheating ring that allegedly stole millions of dollars by bribing casino employees to falsely shuffle decks. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seattle Preps St. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Overboard may refer to: Overboard – over the side of a ship or boat into the water Go overboard (colloquial) – To go to an extreme, especially as a result of great enthusiasm Overboard, a 1987 movie starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell Overboard, a comic strip about a group of pirates... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... West Seattle West Seattle, a hilly district in Seattle, Washington, encompasses all of Seattle west of the Duwamish River. ...

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Notable events during his tenure

  • Broke ground for Sound Transit light rail project in November, 2003.
  • Signed an executive order in 2004 giving everyone who works for Seattle city government and is married equal rights regardless of sexual orientation.

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Affiliations

Nickels is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition[1], a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and the founder of Bloomberg L.P., currently serving as the Mayor of New York City. ...


Environmental record

Mayor Nickels is known for his outspoken commitment to environmental protection. In 2005, Nickels announced an “Environmental Action Agenda” with the goal of protecting air quality and public health. The primary goal of the agenda is to reduce Seattle’s greenhouse gas emissions “to meet or beat” the levels stipulated in the Kyoto protocols.[2] Nickels spearheaded the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, an accord between over 400 US cities committed to reducing greenhouse emissions. [3] Nickels won the 2006 Climate Protection Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, the 2006 Edgar Wayburn Award for Environmental leadership from the National Sierra Club, and the 2006 National Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation. [4] [5] [6] The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a standardized index of the air quality in a given location, given in parts per billion. ... Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis. ... Earth as seen by Apollo 17 The Kyoto Protocol is an amendment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international treaty on global warming. ... EPA redirects here. ... The Sierra Club is an American environmental organization founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. ... The National Wildlife Federation is the largest American conservation organization, with over 5 million members and supporters in 47 state-affiliated organizations; its annual budget is over $125 million as of 2006. ...


References

  1. ^ Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members.
  2. ^ http://www.cityofseattle.net/environment/
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6366349.stm
  4. ^ http://www.epa.gov/cppd/awards/2006winners.html#ia
  5. ^ http://www.seattle.gov/news/detail.asp?ID=6321&Dept=40
  6. ^ http://www.nwf.org/news/story.cfm?pageId=F777103D-B055-8244-8576E7AA592F7999

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Preceded by
Paul Schell
Mayor of Seattle
2002– – present
Incumbent

 
 

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