Seeking Volunteers for North Seattle College Standing Advisory Committee

North Seattle College Health Sciences and Student Resources Building

North Seattle College Health Sciences and Student Resources Building

Do you live in North Seattle and have an interest in serving on a committee that advises on the development plans of the North Seattle College?

Our Major Institutions and Schools Program, which provides a way for neighbors of Seattle’s hospitals, universities, and colleges to be directly involved in the development plans for those institutions, is currently seeking interested community members to participate on the North Seattle College Standing Advisory Committee.

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.

If you live in North Seattle and 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 your neighborhood’s future, we highly encourage you to apply.

The committee meets at North Seattle 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 via e-mail or regular mail by Tuesday, May 31 to Maureen Sheehan at:

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.

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

Mayor Murray on 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 hilary.nichols@seattle.gov 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 seattle.gov/finditfixit 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

Mayor's Education SummitThe 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 (stacey.jehlik@seattle.gov 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 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.