Omicron subvariant news, vaccine coming for young children, Dept. of Health COVID plan, my upcoming Womxn’s History Panel, housing insecurity, supporting refugees, Council news, a “knighting in Ballard,” the Kindness Café, upcoming events…

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March 25, 2022

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See today’s “Moment of Inspiration” for details.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I’m working on this e-newsletter from the Greater Seattle Chamber’s Annual Regional Leadership Conference at Suncadia. This is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that many of the region’s leaders have gathered in person to tackle our region’s economic, environmental and transportation challenges. This year’s conference is focused on economic reset and recovery with a focus on BIPOC-owned businesses, homelessness, and transportation.

Included among the many speakers and attendees have been Governor Inslee, King County Executive Constantine and Seattle Mayor Harrell, along with other elected officials and many leaders in the business and non-profit communities. My sense is that 2022 is indeed shaping up to be a year of recovery -- barring a new COVID surge from the BA.2 Omicron subvariant (more on that possibility below).

In today’s e-news, I’m including information on the possibility of emergency use authorization for a low-dose COVID vaccine for very young children, ages 6 months – 6 years.  Also included below, the DOH’s COVID response plan, news on a potential surge of new cases, information on housing insecurity, supporting refugees, Council news, upcoming events, funding opportunities, and much more.

I also hope you’ll join me next Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. for the County Council’s Womxn’s History Month panel - - full details are included below.

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at  

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.