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Author: Nick Licata


Nick Licata is a Seattle City Council Member currently serving his third four-year term, which he won in a city-wide election with over 77 percent of the vote. He lived in the PRAG House collective for 25 years and was president for eight years of the Evergreen Land Trust, which owns five urban and rural properties, each administered by a resident collective. While on the Seattle City Council, he has chaired committees dealing with parks, arts, police, fire, civil rights, and neighborhoods. He has also served as the vice-chair of the budget committee. Upon taking office in 1998, Nick instituted a poetry program for the Council, called Words' Worth, whereby curators select poets to read before each of Nick's official Council committee meetings. Nick has also started the Poet Populist program, the first poetry program in the US that invites citizens to elect their City's poet.

Articles by Nick Licata include:

  • Every Politician Should Live in a Commune (Issue # 140)
  • Running for Office from the Commune (Issue # 140)

Running for Office from the Commune

Posted on September 7, 2008 by

Author: Nick Licata Published in Communities Magazine Issue #140 I opened my morning paper anxious to read the first article on my race for a position on Seattle’s City Council. I was living in PRAG House, an old mansion in the Capitol Hill neighborhood that a group of us had converted into a collective 25… Read More


Every Politician Should Live in a Commune

Posted on September 7, 2008 by

After living in the PRAG House collective for 25 years before running for office, a Seattle City Councilor recommends that anyone entering politics consider experiencing intentional community first.


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