Neighbors Invited to Help Plan Aurora-Licton Find It, Fix It Community Walk

The Aurora-Licton community is invited to help plan the Aurora-Licton Find It, Fix It Community Walk, the first of seven Mayor-led walks happening this year. During these walks, neighbors, police, and City officials walk together to identify physical elements in the neighborhood that make it feel unsafe or poorly maintained. Examples include overgrown trees, graffiti, street light outages, and litter. Once the elements are identified, the City and community work together to fix the problems.

The Aurora-Licton walk will be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 6 – 7:30 p.m and will be centered on the area around Aurora Avenue N between N. 84th and 110th Streets and will follow a route determined by community members serving on its Community Walk Action Team. If you are interested in serving on this team, contact Find It, Fix It Program Coordinator Hilary Nichols at or 206.386.1907.

In addition, Aurora-Licton residents are invited to apply for up to $5000 to complete community projects that improve the safety or appearance of their neighborhood. To apply for the Aurora-Licton Community Project Grants, community members can find the application at beginning Wednesday, May 25 through Friday, June 10.

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:

Volunteers Needed! Join us for the Mayor’s Education Summit on April 30

The Mayor’s Education Summit is a special event where the Mayor and education experts will present actions the City can take to reduce the education disparities among our children and close the achievement gap so all kids can succeed in school.The organizing committee is seeking volunteers to help out with the event for shifts between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm on April 30, as well as a few hours for setup on the Friday evening prior. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out this online Volunteer Sign-up Form (by Monday Apr. 18) and it will contact you with additional information.

For more information about volunteering at the Summit, please contact Stacey Jehlik ( or 206-684-8266).

Thank you for your interest in helping out!

Volunteers Needed to Advise on First Hill Development Plans

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members to serve on the Standing Advisory Committees at Harborview AND Virginia Mason Medical Centers. The role of each committee is to provide feedback on projects planned and under development by the institution to ensure it complies with its Master Plan. The Master Plan describes zoning rules, long range planning of the property, and transportation planning.

Who can apply: Community members who have experience in neighborhood organizing and issues, land use and zoning, architecture or landscape architecture, economic development, building development, educational or medical services, or an interest in their neighborhood’s future!

Meeting locations and frequency: Typically 1 – 4 meetings annually for 2 years. Meetings are held at the institution’s (Harborview or Virginia Mason) campus in the evening.

How to apply: Send a letter of interest indicating which institution’s committee you are interested in serving on to or to PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649 by March 7, 2016.

To learn more about the program, visit or contact Maureen Sheehan at 206-684-0302 or

For more information about each medical center’s advisory committee, visit:

For general information about the Advisory Committees visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Seeking New Design Review Board Members

Seattle’s Design Review Program is seeking new volunteer board members to join the program in April 2016. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about our built environment and civic engagement.

Applications are available at our Building Connections Blog. The deadline to apply is December 14, 2015. Please spread the word to those who may be interested.

For more information, contact:
Lisa Rutzick
(206) 386-9049

Photo album: Denny Awards 2015

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, we hosted the 2015 Denny Awards at the Seattle Museum of Flight to honor this year’s outstanding volunteers. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this wonderful event, and thank you to all of the individuals who donate time to Seattle Parks and Recreation. We could not do our work without you!