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Get Engaged Hot Sheet: February 6 – 13

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Here are 5 things you can do this week to GET ENGAGED!


Get Paid to Provide Feedback on City Technology Tools: Join Seattle’s new Civic User Testing Group, which aims to involve residents in the creation of technology that’s designed for public use, giving residents a voice and a chance to gain technology experience, while helping developers of this technology make it more effective. Each participant will receive a $20 Visa gift card per session.


Attend the South Seattle Home Fair on February 10: Get free one-on-one coaching sessions about building permits, inspections, code requirements, and rental housing rules. Other City departments and local organizations will have information tables for affordable housing, emergency preparedness, energy rebates, home ownership assistance, and much more. February 10, 10am – 2pm at the Filipino Community Center.


Attend a Public Hearing on Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA): Learn about and share your thoughts regarding proposed legislation to amend Seattle’s land use and zoning code to apply Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements in existing multifamily and commercial zones in Seattle. February 12, 6 – 7pm at Eckstein Middle School (for those who wish to testify, sign-up sheets will be available starting at 5:30pm).


Get Funding for Your Community Activities: The Seattle Parks and Recreation Get Moving and Recreation for All programs fund culturally relevant physical and enrichment programming. Individuals, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and community groups are eligible to apply. Applicants can apply for up to a maximum amount of $15,000. Apply by February 16! Attend an Information Workshop on February 10, 1:30 – 3:30pm at South Park Community Center.


Become a Leader in Restoring the Health of Seattle’s Forested Parks: Master Native Plant Stewards are community members who serve as volunteers in the restoration, protection and conservation of native plants and habitats close to their homes. In exchange for receiving extensive training, all stewards commit to serve for at least 100 hours over 12-18 months to restore a section of a local park.  Apply by February 11.



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Celebrate Neighbor Day on February 10: Connect with your neighbors and your community through random (and organized) acts of kindness! Check out our website for ideas and tools to help both individuals and groups participate. Share your day with us by using #NeighborDay on social media. Neighbor Day is Saturday, February 10.