These innovators took bold actions and big risks during a trying year. From the arts to civic engagement to business, here's a look at those who made a measurable difference across the state in 2021.

Laura Clise, founder of Intentionalist

These innovators took bold actions and big risks during a trying year

Meet this year’s class of our Most Influential People: 35 Seattleites who are altering the fabric of our city

As a reporter on the aerospace beat, Gates extensively covers the Boeing 737 MAX crisis

From climate change to police accountability, these four public officials are bring important issues to the spotlight

Spade's company will be doing the composting work once the Washington state human composting law goes into effect in May 2020

On top of her Grammy wins, Carlile is the cofounder of the Looking Out Foundation, which funds humanitarian causes

The Creative Advantage has doubled the number of music and visual arts programs in Seattle elementary schools

During his five-year tenure, Lang helped grow the opera's audience, especially with younger crowds