Join us! Seattle Neighborhood Summit 2014 on April 5

Neighborhood Summit LogoYou are invited to engage with both your neighbors and city government at the Seattle Neighborhood Summit 2014 on Saturday, April 5. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Diane Douglas from CityClub will discuss the recently released Seattle Civic Health Index report. The report finds Seattle’s civic health to be excellent, but there are key areas where we  can improve, specifically in connection and trust.
  • We  will touch upon how we organize as a community and as a city. Every      community in the city mobilizes differently and for different reasons.  With the recently passed district elections, community organization and government will look different.
  • Infrastructure is an issue of city-wide interest. Share your thoughts on      transportation as the city embarks on a search for a new Director for the Seattle Department of Transportation. Participate in a community discussion about the transportation needs of the city.
  • Curbside Consulting: Access city resources in real time. Sit down at a staffed table and sign up for services such as utility discount programs or get a library card right then and there.
  • Peer Networking: Connect to one another. Our residents are resourceful and are valuable resources. These small break-out sessions are focused on talking and teaching, listening and learning.
  • Department Representatives: Share your thoughts and ask questions of staff from city departments. You’ll see DON there! Stop by our table.
  • Getting social: Demonstrations of social media and technology that allow people to participate in new ways.

If you are interested in volunteering to help out or if your organization wants to have a table at the Summit, email or call Kathy Nyland at 206.684.8069. Space is limited for tables, so contact Kathy soon. If you can’t join us at Seattle Center, submit your questions via Twitter to #sns2014.

Lastly, fill out the online survey to let us know what you would like to get out of the Seattle Neighborhood Summit and what is important to your neighborhood. To learn more about the Seattle Neighborhood Summit, email SNS2014@seattle.gov or call Kathy Nyland at 206.684.8069. See you there!