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 maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov or to PO Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649 by March 7, 2016.

To learn more about the program, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/major-institutions-and-schools or contact Maureen Sheehan at 206-684-0302 or maureen.sheehan@seattle.gov.

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

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

Seattle Youth Commission is Currently Accepting Applications

Seattle Youth Commission LogoThe City of Seattle is now taking applications for the Seattle Youth Commission, a city commission made up of Seattleites ages 13-19 that address issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission get a unique opportunity to work with elected officials, community leaders, and young people citywide to make positive changes in their communities through policy, organizing, and events. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Youth serving on the commission will be required to attend two meetings a month and help to plan a youth summit. The full commission meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Seattle City Hall. The subcommittees occur on the 3rd or 4th Wednesdays of each month in the commissioners’ neighborhoods. Lastly, a few commissioners will be able to sit on the steering committee of the new Participatory Budgeting youth pilot. Commissioners will serve from November 2015 through August 2016.

To apply, visit www.seattle.gov/seattle-youth-commission/apply or print and complete this application and mail to:

Rahwa Habte
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
PO Box 94649
Seattle, WA 98124-4649

You can also turn in your completed application at Seattle Department of Neighborhoods office at 700 5th Avenue on the 17th floor.

For questions, contact rahwa.habte@seattle.gov or call 206-615-2008.

 

 

 

Deadline Approaches for Matching Funds to Support your Neighborhood Project

Othello+Intl+music+nwlrSeptember 2 workshop for interested applicants
Application deadline is October 5

If your group needs funds to do a neighborhood project, our Neighborhood Matching Fund may be able to help. However, you’ll need to be quick because the application deadline for the Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. This fund provides awards of up to $25,000 to for community-building projects that are matched by community contributions.

To learn about the Small and Simple Projects Fund, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. This is the last opportunity in 2015 to apply to this fund.

The final workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at University Heights Community Center (Room 209), 5031 University Way NE. The workshop provides an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP, go online at surveymonkey.com/r/ZHM36BJ or call  206-233-0093. The workshop is open to all.

Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. You are strongly encouraged to call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members. Its goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.

Mayor Murray seeks new member for Landmarks Preservation Board

Sorrento HotelMayor Edward Murray is seeking a new member to serve on the Landmarks Preservation Board in the Architect position. The 12-member Landmarks Preservation Board makes recommendations to the Seattle City Council for landmark designation and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of landmark properties.

The Board is composed of two architects, two historians, one structural engineer, one representative each from the fields of real estate and finance, one member from the City Planning Commission, a Get Engaged member (a position for adults ages 18-29), and three members at-large. All appointments are made by the Mayor, subject to City Council confirmation.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m. The Architect and Historian board members also serve on the Board’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC). In general, Board members must commit approximately 10 hours per month to Landmark Board business.

Applicants must be Seattle residents, and Board members serve without compensation.

If interested, please email your letter of interest and resume by June 26 to Erin.Doherty@seattle.gov (reference the Landmarks Preservation Board in the subject line). Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible.

To submit a paper copy, address it to: Erin Doherty, Landmark Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649. For more information, contact Erin at (206) 684-0380.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

Mayor Murray seeks two new members for Landmarks Preservation Board

Judge Ronald HouseMayor Edward Murray is looking for two new members to serve on the Landmarks Preservation Board in the At-Large position and the Architect position.

The 12-member Landmarks Preservation Board makes recommendations to the Seattle City Council for landmark designation and reviews all proposed physical alterations to designated features of landmark properties.

The Board is composed of two architects, two historians, one structural engineer, one representative each from the fields of real estate and finance, one member from the City Planning Commission, a Get Engaged member (a position for adults ages 18-29), and three members at-large. All appointments are made by the Mayor, subject to City Council confirmation.

Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m. The Architect and Historian board members also serves on the Board’s Architectural Review Committee (ARC). In general, Board members must commit approximately 10 hours per month to Landmarks Board business.

Interested applicants must be Seattle residents, and Board members serve without compensation. Those interested in being considered should send a letter of interest and resume by May 15, 2015. Electronic submissions are preferred, if possible. Please email your letter and resume to: Erin.Doherty@seattle.gov (reference the Landmarks Preservation Board in the subject line).

To submit a paper copy, please address: Erin Doherty, Landmarks Preservation Board Coordinator, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

For more information, contact Erin Doherty at (206) 684-0380.

The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in the city’s boards and commissions. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, young persons, senior citizens, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

 

Small Sparks Funds still Available for Spring Clean!

Spring Clean flierIf your neighborhood would like to participate in Spring Clean, the city’s annual community clean-up event, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your activity.

The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request up to $1,000 to help enhance their activities with funding for publicity, plants, or special clean-up supplies, to name a few. The deadline for applications is six weeks before your event.

For information on the application process, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallsparks.htm or call 206-233-0093. Interested applicants must register in the web-based application system at least two days before applying.

Spring Clean is Seattle’s premier clean-up event hosted by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). Held every April and May through a partnership with Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and Department of Transportation, Spring Clean provides opportunities for residents to keep our city tidy. SPU provides bags, gloves, safety vests and more to help with the neighborhood clean-ups. For more information, contact the Spring Clean hotline at (206) 233-7187 or visit seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/GetInvolved/SpringClean/index.htm.

 

First Large Project Workshop Tomorrow Night

BF Day PlaygroundThe first in a series of workshops being offered for applicants to the Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Project Fund is tomorrow night, February 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N.  Attendance at one of the offered workshops is mandatory for groups wishing to apply to the fund.  Deadline is May 5.  For more information, click here.   To RSVP, click here.

Join in Activities to Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 8

Neighbor Appreciation DayCelebrate Seattle’s 20th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day to reach out to neighbors and express thanks to all who make each neighborhood a great place. City departments, community groups, and residents across Seattle are hosting work parties, special events, guided walks, and fire station open houses on Saturday, February 8 to celebrate this day.

You can participate in one of the public events below or simply invite your neighbor for coffee. More details can be found at www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/events.htm. All events are FREE unless noted.

Neighbor Appreciation Day Street Clean Up in Queen Anne
All are invited to help clean up the streets and meet your neighbors in lower Queen Anne.
Time: 9:30 – 12 noon
Location: Counterbalance Park at 2 Roy Street.
Free

Neighbor Appreciation Day at Cascade’s People’s Center: Book Exchange
Cascade neighborhood invites all ages to exchange books and conversation. Selected readings of books about the Northwest or written by Northwest authors. Bring 1-3 gently used books to exchange; but if you can’t, Mirabella neighbors are donating a few good reads! Hosted by Cascade Neighborhood Council and the Y @ Cascade People’s Center.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Y at Cascade People’s Center, Main Room, 309 Pontius Ave. N
Free

South Park Pancake Breakfast
Come help us celebrate Neighborhood Appreciation Day and eat some pancakes while getting to know your neighbors.
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location:  South Park Community Center, 8319 8th Ave S
Free

Melrose Ave. Cleanup
Clean up litter with your neighbors at Mercer & Republican Access Steps to Melrose Ave and help plant bushes at Olive Way & Melrose Triangle.
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location:  1740 Melrose Ave
Free

Stairway Walks 2014
Join Feet First for the 2nd Annual Stairway Walks Day. It features 18 unique walks across the Seattle that celebrate the legacy of more than 650 publicly accessible stairways. Register at www.feetfirst.org or stairwaywalks2014.brownpapertickets.com.
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Locations: Ravenna, Fremont, Maple Leaf, University District, Madrona, Eastlake, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Capitol Hill, West Seattle, Downtown, Mount Baker, Rainier Beach, and Seward Park, plus Burien and Bellevue.
Cost: $5 suggested donation

South Park Neighbor Appreciation Day Work Party
Participate in a work party to help maintain Desimone Public Park, Hamm Creek, and Solid Ground’s Giving Garden. Hot tea and snacks provided.
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: 9026 4th Ave S
Free

Neighbor Appreciation Day Fire Station Open Houses
Visit one of 18 Seattle fire stations for the 20th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day celebration.
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Locations:
Waterfront Fire Station 5, 925 Alaskan Way
Queen Anne Fire Station 8, 110 Lee St. (celebration of special newly renovated station)
Highpoint Fire Station 11, 1514 SW Holden St
Green Lake Fire Station 16, 6846 Oswego Pl NE
University District Fire Station 17, 1050 NE 50th St
Queen Anne Fire Station 20, 3205 13th W
Phinney Ridge Fire Station 21, 7304 Greenwood Ave N
Roanoke Fire Station 22, 901 E. Roanoke St
Rainier Valley Fire Station 28, 5968 Rainier Ave S
Mount Baker Station 30, 2931 Mount Baker Blvd S
Crown Hill Fire Station 35, 8729 15th Ave NW
West Seattle Fire Station 37, 7700 35th Ave SW
Lake City Fire Station 39, 2806 NE 127th St
Wedgwood Fire Station 40, 9401 35th Ave NE
Magnolia Fire Station 41, 2416 34th Ave W
Northgate Fire Station 31, 1319 N. Northgate Way
West Seattle Junction Station 32, 3715 SW Alaska St
Rainier Beach Fire Station 33, 9645 Renton Ave S
Free

Southwest Pool Neighbor Appreciation Day Swim
Join us for a free swim and refreshments!
Time: 12 – 2 p.m. for refreshments; free swim 1 – 2 p.m.
Location:  Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle
Free

Ballard Neighbor Appreciation Day Pool Party
Join Ballard Pool for an extended public swim for all ages. Come for snacks, games, and prizes too!Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Location:  Ballard Pool, 1471 NW 67th St
Special price: $2

Ravenna Game Party
Come visit with neighbors over games and snacks. Bring a family favorite and a snack. All ages and abilities welcome.
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
Location:  7756 Ravenna Ave NE
Free

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the thousands of community members across our city in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! For information, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborday/ .

 

 

Save the Date! 2014 Neighbor Appreciation Day is February 8

2013 Neighbor Appreciation Day Waterfront Clean-up

2013 Neighbor Appreciation Day Waterfront Clean-up

Celebrate Seattle’s 20th Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 8, 2014. It’s the traditional day to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together the week of February 9 to celebrate this great day!

Visit our website to: 

  • Get ideas, tools, and templates to plan your own neighborhood activity.
  • Post your event to our online calendar.
  • Send a Neighbor Appreciation Day e-card.

Plus, your activity might be eligible for the Small Sparks Fund which provides funding to projects that connect and engage people in our communities. The application deadline for Neighbor Appreciation Day activities is January 8. For more information, call 206-733-9916 or email NMFund@seattle.gov.

Join the hundreds of community members across our city in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors!

Volunteers needed for American Community Gardening Association Annual Conference

Want to participate in the American Community Gardening Association conference coming to Seattle this August? It is a BIG year for our local gardening programs with the 40th anniversary of the P-Patch Community Gardening program and 35th anniversaries for the Master Gardener program in King County and for Seattle Tilth! Join the team that will be hosting this conference!

This conference is a tremendous opportunity to showcase urban gardening and agriculture opportunities in the city and in our region and to develop strong connections among local and regional urban gardening and agriculture activities, as well as learn from national and international conference attendees.  Learn more about how to get involved.

http://communitygarden.org/conference/volunteer/volunteer-jobs.html