Volunteers needed to advise on development plans for Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

Here’s your chance to advise the City on the development plans of Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health). Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking interested community members from surrounding neighborhoods to participate on the Kaiser Permanente Standing Advisory Committee (SAC). This committee provides feedback on projects planned and under development by the medical center to ensure it complies with its Master Plan. The Master Plan describes zoning rules, long range planning of the property, and transportation planning.

Community members who have experience in neighborhood organizing and issues, land use and zoning, architecture or landscape architecture, economic development, building development, educational services, or just an interest in their neighborhood’s future are encouraged to apply.

The committee meets in the evenings at Kaiser Permanente one to four times a year. Committee members serve a two-year renewable term. If you are interested in serving on this committee, send a letter of interest by either e-mail or regular mail by Wednesday, August 30 to:

 Maureen Sheehan
E-mail: Maureen.Sheehan@seattle.gov
Mailing Address:  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649

For more information contact Maureen Sheehan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.

 


 

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in its boards and committees; women, young adults, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are highly encouraged to apply.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

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Neighbors invited to First Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk

(Photo: Rachel Greenberg)

Mayor Murray’s Find It, Fix It Community Walks provide a unique opportunity for community members to identify neighborhood needs and discuss challenges directly with City leaders. The fourth walk this year will be held in First Hill on Tuesday, July 11.

  • Sign-in, refreshments, and volunteer opportunities from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Program and walk from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Walk begins at First Hill Park at 1201 University St (map)

 

First Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk
Tuesday, July 11

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sign-in, refreshments, and volunteer sign-up opportunities with various City programs.

6:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
Walk commences (view the route map)

7:25 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Walk concludes at the intersection of 9th Ave and Jefferson St

 

 

Participants can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app on the walk. This smartphone app offers mobile users one more way to report selected issues to the City. Make sure to download the app before the walk.

In partnership with Cities of Service, the city will offer up to $3,000 in grants for community-led projects to each 2017 Find It, Fix It Walk neighborhood. The First Hill Community Project Grant Application is available at www.seattle.gov/finditfixit until July 25. If you have an idea for a project in First Hill, apply today!

For more information on the Find It, Fix It Community Walks program, contact Paige Madden at paige.madden@seattle.gov or visit www.seattle.gov/finditfixit.

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Neighbors invited to help plan First Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk

(Photo: Rachel Greenberg)

The First Hill neighborhood is invited to help plan the First Hill Find It, Fix It Community Walk, the fourth of six Mayor-led walks happening this year. Find It, Fix It Community Walks bring together City officials, business owners, and community members to address neighborhood needs.

The First Hill walk will be held on Tuesday, July 11 and will follow a route determined by community members serving on its Community Walk Action Team. There are two Community Walk Action Team meetings scheduled for those who would like to volunteer:

  • Tuesday, June 13 – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Skyline Retirement Community located at 725 9th Ave, Floor 24.
  • Thursday, June 22 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Frye Art Museum located at 704 Terry Ave.

In addition, community members are invited to apply for up to $3,000 to complete community projects that improve the safety or appearance of their neighborhood. To apply for a Community Project Grant, download and complete the application.

For more information on either opportunity, contact Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator Paige Madden at paige.madden@seattle.gov or 206-233-5166.

Lastly, community members don’t have to wait for the walk to report safety needs or city maintenance issues. They can use the Find It, Fix It mobile app. Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.

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Volunteers Needed to Advise on Development Plans for Seattle Central College

Here’s your chance to serve on a committee that advises the City on the development plans of Seattle Central College. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking interested community members from neighborhoods surrounding the college to participate on the Seattle Central College Standing Advisory Committee (SAC). This committee provides feedback on projects planned and under development by the college to ensure it complies with its Master Plan. The Master Plan describes zoning rules, long range planning of the property, and transportation planning.

Community members who have experience in neighborhood organizing and issues, land use and zoning, architecture or landscape architecture, economic development, building development, educational services, or just an interest in their neighborhood’s future are encouraged to apply.

The committee meets at Seattle Central College one to four times a year. Committee members serve a two-year renewable term. If you are interested in serving on this committee, send a letter of interest by either e-mail or regular mail by Monday, March 20 to:

Maureen Sheehan

E-mail: Maureen.Sheehan@seattle.gov

Mailing Address:  Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle WA 98124-4649

For more information contact Maureen Sheehan, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206-684-0302.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in its boards and committees; women, young adults, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are highly encouraged to apply.

The Major Institutions and Schools Program provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions to ensure neighborhood concerns are considered when those plans are made. It is a program of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Photo credit: javacolleen (https://flic.kr/p/avB5wA)

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Join Mayor Murray for This Year’s Find It, Fix It Community Walks

Mayor Ed Murray recently announced the six neighborhoods where he will host his annual Find It, Fix It Community Walks. Now in its fourth year, these walks bring City officials, business owners, and community members together to address each neighborhood’s needs.

Mayor Murray will lead the Find It, Fix It Community Walks in the following neighborhoods: Wallingford (Tuesday, March 14), Little Brook, Northgate, Highland Park, North Beacon Hill, and First Hill.

Each walk will follow a route determined by community members on Community Walk Action Teams convened by Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Specific dates and locations will be announced at least two weeks prior to each walk.

Are you interested in participating on a Community Walk Action Team to help plan the walk in one of the six neighborhoods? Contact Lemmis Stephens, Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator, at Lemmis.Stephens@seattle.gov or call (206) 386-1907.

The City will continue to offer Community Project Grants for every walk. These grants provide support for community-led revitalization and beautification projects. In 2015 and 2016, 209 community volunteers, with assistance from City staff, completed 20 projects across the city.

Mayor Murray spearheaded the Find It, Fix It Community Walks in 2014 in partnership with Cities of Service, a national nonprofit that works with cities to provide support and training to encourage civic volunteerism.

Whether or not your neighborhood is part of this year’s walks, community members can report safety needs or city maintenance issues anytime with the Find It, Fix It mobile app. Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from the App Store.

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