Subject: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Our Hey Neighbor! series introduces you to the people behind the scenes working to build, strengthen, and engage the communities of Seattle.

Meet Jenifer Chao, Strategic Initiatives Advisor on our Outreach and Engagement team. Jenifer joined our staff last November and works on citywide projects to embed community engagement throughout all levels of the planning process. (Learn More)
Check Out Our New Video: How to Equitably Engage Your Community

Get Organic Produce at Our High Point and NewHolly Farm Stands

Get to Know Our New Deputy Director: Sarah Morningstar

Learn How to Get Funding for Your Community Project at Our Upcoming Workshops


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)

Learn More About City Permitted Villages: Included is a summary of current updates, improvements, and community meetings for each City supported tiny house village. (more)

New Grant Opportunity for Organizations Using Arts and Cultures Strategies to Increase Racial Justice: Seattle Foundation's Creative Equity Fund will support arts and cultural groups creatively working to address structural racism and increase racial justice. Apply by August 17. (more)

West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension Neighborhood Forums: Join Sound Transit at their next round of community workshops for the latest updates on route and station locations, and share your feedback. (more)

Funding Opportunities Available for Community Programs: The Seattle Park District has three great funding programs for community activities! All of the programs focus on funding priority populations, including people of color, immigrants and refugees, and the LGBTQ community. (more)

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to Convene Transportation Equity Committee: Inaugural committee to be convened for the first time this fall. SDOT will soon be releasing an application process for community-based organizations, coalitions, and networks to apply for a seat in the committee. (more)

Changes Coming to 3rd Avenue: Learn how Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro are working to bring transit improvements to 3rd Avenue and what you can expect. (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 that 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)
  • Waterfront Local Improvement District (Learn More)
  • Aging and Disability Services (Learn More)

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

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
City Seeks Proposals to Support Duwamish River Neighborhoods: The City of Seattle's Duwamish River Opportunity Fund will provide $250,000 to help fund community-based projects that increase the sustainability of the neighborhoods along the Duwamish River. Learn more at our July 19 workshop. Deadline extended to August 31! (more)

Progress on 23rd Ave Construction: Get the latest updates on Phase 2 construction from Seattle Department of Transportation. (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)


  • Southwest District Council: August 1, 6:30pm (more)
  • Umoja Fest 2018: August 3-5 (more)
  • FauntNeau (West Seattle) Work Party: August 4, 9am (more)
  • Rainier Beach National Night Out Block Party: August 7, 4pm (more)
  • Drink & Link - A Link Light Rail Community Briefing: August 8, 7pm (more)
  • West Seattle Junction On-Street Parking Pop-up: Aug 10, 10am (more)
  • Music Festival and Family Night at Montlake Community Center: August 10, 5:30pm (more)
  • South Delridge Neighborhood Clean-up: August 11, 10am (more)
  • The Urbanist Walking Tour - Housing Community in South Seattle: August 11, 11am (more)
  • Rainier Beach Back2School Bash: August 11, 12pm (more)
  • Art Interruptions: Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway: Aug 11, 12pm (more)
  • Rainier Valley Heritage and Othello International Festival: Aug 12, 12pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Progress on 23rd Ave Construction: Get the latest updates on Phase 2 construction from Seattle Department of Transportation. (more)

Chinatown-International District Summer Cinema: Free outdoor screening of movies every Saturday night in August at Hing Hay Park! Each screening will be preceded by live musical, dance, and martial arts performances. (more)

  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop: July 31, 6pm (more)
  • Lid I-5 Collaborative // Collab #3: Aug 1, 6pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Exchange - Melrose Promenade: August 4, 10am (more)
  • Seattle Sikh Turban Day Co-Sponsored by Seattle Center: Aug 4, 11am (more)
  • Raisin' in the Sun Block Party: August 4, 12pm (more)
  • Design and Citizen Activism with Nick Licata and Karen Cheng: Aug 8, 5:45pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee: August 8, 6pm (more)
  • Summer at SAM: Saturdays in the Park: Aug 11, 9am (more)
  • 12th Annual Seattle Iranian Festival: Aug 11, 11am (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements: As soon as spring 2019, the Seattle Department of Transportation will repave arterial streets and update lane layouts in the Green Lake and Wallingford communities. Visit their online open house to learn more and share your thoughts. (more)

Discover the New Seattle Sensory Garden: This inclusive 1.3-acre garden is designed for all ages and abilities to experience nature through sight, touch and smell elements. (more)

  • Crown Hill Urban Village Community Planning Discussion: August 1, 7:30pm (more)
  • Freeway Estates Community Orchard Water Conservation Project Open House: August 4, 10am (more)
  • Night Out Seattle - U District: August 7, 4pm (more)
  • Hazel Heights P-Patch Night Out Potluck: August 7, 6pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop: August 9, 6pm (more)
  • Greenwood Park Addition Meeting: August 15, 6pm (more)

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