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 Sherry Collier, an alum of the winter 2018 session of our People's Academy for Community Engagement and a co-chair of the Seattle Renters' Commission. (Learn More)
Join Us on PARK(ing) Day As We Turn Boring Parking Spots into Awesome Hang-Outs

Improve Your Civic Leadership Skills at the People’s Academy for Community Engagement

Learn About 16 Community-Based Projects Supported by Our Neighborhood Matching Fund
Join the Landmarks Preservation Board: We Have Three Open Positions


Free Dental, Vision, and Medical Services Offered for People in Need: Seattle/King County Clinic returns for a fifth year to KeyArena at Seattle Center with services for those who struggle to access or afford healthcare. It will be held September 20-23. (more)

West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Online Open House: Get information on current station locations and route alternatives Sound Transit is considering and share your input. (more)

SPP Pathway Preschool Programs Now Enrolling for 2018-2019: Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering SPP Pathway Preschool Programs from September to June at Alki, Ballard, and Queen Anne Community Centers. (more)

Getting Ready for "The Period of Maximum Constraint": Get the latest on big changes that will effect traffic going in and out of downtown. (more)

Seattle Public Utilities’ Sharps Collection Pilot Program: Learn about this program that provides safe disposal of “sharps” (needles, syringes, and lancets) from public property. (more)

Update on Mayor Durkan’s Plan to Increase Shelter Capacity: Get information on shelter resources that are available now or will open in early September. (more)

Pacific NW Public Sector Diversity Career Fair on September 29: Get info on how to apply and interview for public sector jobs, as well as meet with regional public sector employers. (more)

Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Juneau Hosts Listening and Learning Tour: The tour will include regional town halls and language-based and/or culturally focused community meetings to ensure diverse perspectives and ideas are gathered. (more)


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

  • West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions Online Open House (Learn More)
  • Future of The Seattle Public Library (Learn More)
  • Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) Proposed Budget (Learn More)

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

SOUTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods south of I-90)
Read the Georgetown Public Safety Task Force Final Report: Get an overview of the Task Force's planning process, as well as their priority recommendations for next steps. (more)

Age Friendly Seattle Pedestrian Potluck + Mobility Fair on September 18: Join the City of Seattle at Alki Beach for this free end of summer potluck for all ages. Learn about pedestrian safety, options for getting around, and pick up free safety swag. (more)


  • South Delridge Community Group Meeting: September 11, 7pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association Meeting: September 11, 7pm (more)
  • Help Build Edible Pollinator Habitat: September 13, 4-7pm (more)
  • Westcrest Park Forest Restoration Work Party: September 14, 10am (more)
  • Seattle Fiestas Patrias Parade and Community Festival, September 15, 10am (more)
  • Mount Baker Day in the Park: September 15, 10am (more)
  • Cross Pollinations: September 15, 10am (more)
  • Beacon Hill Public Art Bike Tour: September 15, 10am - 1pm (more)
  • Old Town Rainier Beach Block Party: September 15, 11am (more)
  • West Seattle Timebank Gathering: September 20, 6pm (more)
  • Lewis Park Restoration Work Party: September 23, 10am (more)
  • Othello-UW Commons Community Meeting: September 25, 3-5pm (more)
  • Community Orientation to the Duwamish Cleanup: September 25, 6pm (more)
  • Highland Park Action Committee Meeting: September 26, 7pm (more)

CENTRAL SEATTLE (neighborhoods between the Ship Canal & I-90)
Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Bricklayers Building in South Lake Union: The public is invited to attend the meeting on September 19 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of the Roy Vue Apartments in Capitol Hill: The public is invited to attend the meeting on October 17 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

  • Sound Transit Downtown Neighborhood Forum: September 11, 5:30pm (more)
  • Belltown Community Council Meeting: September 12, 6:30pm (more)
  • KeyArena Noise Variance Public Meeting: September 13, 4:30pm (more)
  • Belltown 20|20 Summit: September 13, 5:30pm (more)
  • Seattle University Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: September 13, 5:30pm (more)
  • Urban +: adding density while retaining character: September 13, 6pm (more)
  • Queen Anne P-Patch Garden Open House: September 15, 9:30am (more)
  • DeafThrive Day: September 15, 1-6pm (more)
  • Seattle Center Festál: Seattle Fiestas Patrias, September 15-16, 12pm (more)
  • Fall Restoration Day in Volunteer Park: September 16, 10am (more)
  • Greater Madison Valley Community Council Meeting: September 18, 7pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee Meeting: September 19, 6pm (more)
  • Uptown Alliance General Meeting: September 20, 7pm (more)
  • Our Big Neighborhood: Seattle Children's Festival, September 22, 10am (more)

NORTH SEATTLE (neighborhoods north of the Ship Canal)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Invites Input on Design of New Park in Wedgwood: Learn about the new park coming to the Wedgwood neighborhood, meet the design team and provide input on the design of the future park located at 8605 35th Ave. NE. (more)

Northgate Community Center Hosts Food and Fitness Program for East African Elders: This program launched on Tuesday, August 28th, and will be at the Northgate Community Center every Tuesday from 11 am to 2 pm with the meal service at noon. (more)

Holman Road NW & 13th Ave NW Project Update: Construction on the new crosswalk and signal is anticipated to begin in October 2018. (more)

  • City University Community Advisory Committee Meeting: September 11, 6:30pm (more)
  • Disaster Skills Workshop: September 12, 5:30pm (more)
  • Gray-Green Stormwater Infrastructure at Magnuson Park: September 13, 2pm (more)
  • Aurora Licton Urban Village Monthly Meeting: September 13, 7pm (more)
  • P-Patch 45th Anniversary Celebration at Picardo: September 16, 4pm (more)
  • Sound Transit Ballard-Interbay Neighborhood Forum: September 17, 5:30pm (more)
  • Lake City Way Corridor Improvement Project Drop-in Session: September 17, 6-8pm (more)
  • RainWise Workshop - Green Lake: September 18, 6pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: September 18, 7pm (more)
  • Lake City Way Corridor Improvement Project Drop-in Session: September 25, 6-8pm (more)
  • Budget Forum with Debora Juarez and City Budget Director Ben Noble: September 26, 6:30pm (more)

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