Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Equitable Development Initiative Awards $5.5 Million to Community Organizations: These new partnerships are designed to support leadership and increase capacity building among the most historically marginalized groups in Seattle. (more)

Interim Chief Carmen Best Nominated to Be Seattle’s Next Police Chief: Best, who previously served as Deputy Chief under Chief Kathleen O’Toole, is a widely-respected law enforcement leader who has been integral in implementing the historic reforms undertaken by the Seattle Police Department. (more)

New Partnership to Provide Job Training and Resources for Transgender Community: Seattle Office of Economic Development is partnering with Ingersoll Gender Center to provide new funding for job coaching, training, gender affirming clothes and other support for transgender and gender non-conforming workers in Seattle. (more)

Read the Seattle Parks District 2017 Annual Report: This report provides highlights of last year’s activities and a comprehensive list of accomplishments in neighborhoods throughout the city. (more)

Celebrate Night Out Seattle on August 7th: Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. Registration closes August 6th at 5pm. (more)

Help Improve the City of Seattle Website: The City of Seattle is looking for volunteers to help improve the search function within (more)

What's Next for Bike Share in Seattle: Seattle Department of Transportation highlights some proposed changes to the bike share program based on community feedback. (more)

Mark Your Calendars for Picnics in the Precincts: Precinct Picnics provide opportunities for each precinct’s surrounding neighborhoods to come together and enjoy an afternoon of celebration with the officers who serve their families and businesses. (more)


The City of Seattle wants your feedback. The projects listed below are currently open for public comment. Let us know your thoughts.

  • Seattle Police Department's Micro-Community Policing Plans (Learn More)
  • Aging and Disability Services 2018 Community Survey (Learn More)

For a full list of projects open for public comment, visit our website.

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
Funding Available to Support Duwamish River Neighborhoods: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking proposals to help fund community-based projects that improve the quality of life for communities living in the Duwamish River Valley. (more)

High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands Now Open: Get fresh, affordable organic produce while supporting local urban farmers. Both farm stands accept EBT cards and participate in Fresh Bucks. (more)

Volunteer for the Big Day of Play on August 18: Make new friends and bond with your community while helping make the Big Day of Play a success. Volunteers will receive free snacks, event swag, and a free swim at Seattle Parks and Recreation’s pools for your time and support. (more)


  • Morgan Community Association Quarterly Meeting: July 18, 7pm (more)
  • Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Workshop (Georgetown): July 19, 5pm (more)
  • Columbia-Seward Work Party: July 21, 9am (more)
  • Farm Fest at Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands: July 21, 10am-4pm (more)
  • Beacon Bluff P-Patch Community Gathering: July 22, 4pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee: July 25, 7pm (more)
  • Rainier Avenue Clean Up: July 28, 11am (more)
  • West Seattle Junction On-Street Parking Pop-up: July 29, 10am (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Volunteers Needed to Advise on Development Plans for Kaiser Permanente: Here’s your chance to advise the City on the development plans of the Kaiser Permanente campus on Capitol Hill. Send a letter of interest by July 30! (more)

Convention Place Station Bus Stops to Relocate: As of July 21, Convention Place Station bus stops will relocate to 9th Ave, between Olive Way and Pine St, making way for continued Washington State Convention Center expansion. (more)

  • Elliott Pointe Apartments Street Vacation Site Tour: July 17, 5pm (more)
  • Hing Hay Park Signage Design Party: July 19, 4pm (more)
  • Volunteer Park Lily Pond Fencing Design Public Presentation: July 19, 6pm (more)
  • Summer Picnic in Volunteer Park: July 19, 6pm (more)
  • Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Summer Festival: July 21-22 (more)
  • Disaster Skills Workshop: Jul 24, 5:30pm (more)
  • 1516 Second Avenue Project Meeting: July 25, 6:30pm (more)
  • South Lake Union Tree Walk: July 28, 10am (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop: July 31, 6pm (more)
  • Lid I-5 Collaborative // Collab #3: August 1, 6pm (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of University of Washington’s Parrington Hall for Landmark Status: The public is invited to attend the meeting on July 18 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Construction to Begin at Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW: Seattle Department of Transportation has completed design for the Holman Rd NW at 13th Ave NW Signal project which includes revisions to keep the pedestrian overpass, one crosswalk, and a new signal design. Construction will begin as soon as Monday, July 23. (more)

  • Green Lake & Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Drop-in Session: July 17, 5pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: July 17, 7pm (more)
  • Maple Leaf Summer Social: July 18, 6:30pm (more)
  • Jackson Park Tree Hike: July 21, 10am (more)
  • Right Tree, Right Place Workshop: July 21, 11am (more)
  • Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Drop-In Session: July 21, 12pm (more)
  • Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Drop-In Session: July 24, 5pm (more)
  • Coffee & A Lift: ORCA LIFT Enrollment: July 26, 10am (more)
  • Phinney SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare): July 26, 7pm (more)
  • Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Drop-In Session: July 28, 12pm (more)

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