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Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of Queen Anne Pool

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of Queen Anne Pool located in Queen Anne at 1920 1st Avenue W at its meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.  The nomination will be posted on the Department of Neighborhoods website under the heading of “Current Nominations.” The… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle/King County Clinic Helping Neighbors Stay Healthy

Last week, the Department of Neighborhood’s leadership team toured the Seattle/King County Clinic. This annual four-day, volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision, and medical care to anyone in the region struggling to access affordable healthcare.  Since 2014 the Clinic has served at least 27,000 patients and provided more than $23… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Youth Commission Now Accepting Applications

Teens ages 13-19 address issues important to youth The City of Seattle is now accepting applications for the Seattle Youth Commission (SYC), a 15-member commission of ages 13-19 that addresses issues of importance to youth. Appointed by the Mayor and Seattle City Council, youth serving on this commission work with… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle P-Patches Donate 33,438 Pounds of Produce to Local Food Banks

As food insecurity tightened its grip on Seattle communities in 2023, P-Patch Giving Gardens eased the pain by donating 33,438 pounds of fresh produce to food banks, despite an unusually hot and dry summer. Here’s a snapshot of how much organic and pesticide-free produce our resilient volunteers delivered to food… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund Now Accepting Proposals 

$2.3 million available to community-initiated projects working to advance food equity. Community-based organizations working to create an equitable and sustainable local food system in Seattle are encouraged to apply for the City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund by the March 19, 2024 deadline. The Food Equity Fund supports work led by those who… [ Keep reading ]

Our 2023 Community Impacts and Setting Our Aspirations for 2024

The City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON) proudly stands as a beacon of community empowerment and positive transformation. Over the past 12 months, DON has been at the forefront of impactful initiatives, contributing significantly to the well-being of our diverse communities. Looking Back Here are some highlights of how… [ Keep reading ]

City Council Vacancy – Apply by Jan 9

A Seattle City Council seat (Position 8, At-large) was vacated by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda on January 2, 2024. The City Council has until January 23 to appoint someone to the vacated council seat. This appointed councilmember will serve until the 2024 General Election results are certified by King County Elections… [ Keep reading ]

Night of Storytelling in the Central District

Join us for an unforgettable night of live performances, music, and dancing at “The Griot Party Experience” on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, at 8 pm at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. At this free, in-person event, which is funded in part by the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), talented artists such… [ Keep reading ]

Jenifer Chao Confirmed as Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Community members and City family climbed the stairs at City Hall to witness a vote on the confirmation of Jenifer Chao as the Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON). They filed into Seattle City Council chambers for the Dec. 8 meeting of the Neighborhoods, Education, Civil Rights & Culture… [ Keep reading ]

Public meeting scheduled to discuss zoning modification at John Muir Elementary School

The public is invited to discuss the development plans for John Muir Elementary School located at 3301 S. Horton St. The in-person meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. in the library at John Muir Elementary. Participate virtually in this Dec. 11 meeting. The Seattle School… [ Keep reading ]