Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Jackie Mena

Hey Neighbor: Meet Jackie Mena

Jackie is part of our Strategic Initiatives Team where she works to center the voices and ideas of community members in major City initiatives. She joined the City after working in the field of political advocacy and organizing, and through her role strives to increase equitable access to the City and its resources. She loves Seattle summers, taco trucks and urban hikes. When she’s not at City Hall, you can find her enjoying the vibrant businesses and community spaces White Center has to offer. (Watch the Video)


Prepare for May Day Travel Impacts: The 20th Annual May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights is expected to impact traffic through the city on May 1. Please plan ahead for delays due to crowds along demonstration routes and potential traffic disruptions. (more)

Applications Open for the Regional Census Fund for Seattle and King County: All King County-based 501(c)3 organizations planning to conduct Census outreach are encouraged to apply. Deadline is May 15. (more)

Let’s Talk About Bike Investments in Your Neighborhood: Share your thoughts on a proposed 6-year plan to build a connected bike network in Seattle. (more)

Take New On-Demand Shuttle Vans to and from Sound Transit Link Stations: The City of Seattle partnered with King County Metro and Sound Transit to bring you Via to Transit, a convenient shuttle service to and from light rail stations in southeast Seattle and Tukwila. (more)

Serve on the Citizens' Elections Oversight Committee: The King County Citizens’ Election Oversight Committee provides oversight of the Department of Elections. All 16 positions on this volunteer committee are currently open for nominations and appointments. Applications are due June 11. (more)

Trailhead Direct’s Transit to Trails Is Back: Trailhead Direct is a pilot project that not only provides transit service on weekends and most holidays to popular hiking trails in the area, but it also eases vehicle congestion and reduces safety hazards. (more)

Time to Vote Vote for Neighborhood Street Fund Projects: Vote for the projects your community needs most now through May 5. Your vote will determine which projects in your district move forward for final selection by the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee. (more)



Licton Spring in Seattle

In North Seattle, Native people reclaim a whitewashed spring 

Seattle Native activists and students with Urban Native Education Alliance are working to make the long-forgotten healing spring at Licton Springs Park a landmark. (Photo by Dorothy Edwards/Crosscut)

Read the full article at Crosscut.



Provide Feedback on Designs for New West Seattle Park: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you to learn about and to help design the new park at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. Attend the public meeting on Tuesday, April 30 for an opportunity to meet the design team and provide feedback on three design concepts. (more)

Paving on Wilson Ave S: From April 29 to May 3, Seattle Department of Transportation will be paving Wilson Ave S from S Dawson St to S Morgan St. to improve safety, accessibility, and comfort. (more)


  • 48th Ave SW & SW Charlestown St. Open House: April 30, 6:30pm (more)
  • Southwest District Council: May 1, 6:30pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop: May 4, 10am (more)
  • Bridge 2 Beach: May 4, 10am (more)
  • Neighbor Day w/ Firefighters: May 4, 11am (more)
  • Neighbor Day w/Fire Stations 28 & 33: May 4, 11am (more)
  • Meet Your Neighbors on Neighbor Day - High Point: May 4, 1pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting: May 8, 5:30pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop: May 11, 10am (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting: May 13, 5:30pm (more)
  • South Park Neighborhood Association: May 14, 7pm (more)



Mayor Durkan Transmits Legislation to Create New Affordable Community at Magnolia’s Ft. Lawton: The legislation will bring mixed-income affordable housing, parks, and recreational space. It would create permanent supportive housing for seniors, apartments for low-wage working individuals and families, and home-ownership opportunities. (more)

Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider the Nomination of the Conover House: The public is invited to attend the meeting on May 15 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)


  • Interbay Giving Garden Work Party: April 30, 5:30pm (more)
  • Queen Anne Community Council: May 1, 7:30pm (more)
  • Madison Valley Merchants Association Spring Clean: May 4, 9am (more)
  • Madrona Neighbor Appreciation Awards: May 4, 9:30am (more)
  • Capitol Hill Tool Library Repair Café: May 4, 12pm (more)
  • Interbay Giving Garden Work Party: May 7, 5:30pm (more)
  • Judkins Park Community Meeting: May 7, 6:30pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee: May 8, 6pm (more)
  • Belltown Community Council: May 8, 6:30pm (more)
  • Jackson Place Neighborhood Clean-Up: May 11, 10am (more)
  • Free Citizenship Clinic at Chinese Information and Service Center: May 11, 10am (more)
  • Seattle Police Department Fabulous Forum: May 15, 6pm (more)



Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of UW’s Eagleson Hall: The public is invited to attend the meeting on May 15 and make comments regarding the nomination. (more)

Zoning Modification at Roosevelt High School: The public is invited to a meeting on May 2 to discuss the development plans for Roosevelt High School. The Seattle School District is requesting a modification from a City zoning regulation for reduced on-site parking in order to retain the six existing classroom portables. (more)


  • Bicycle Master Plan Café-style Conversation: April 30, 6pm (more)
  • Roosevelt High School Departure Advisory Committee Public Meeting #1: May 2, 6pm (more)
  • Northeast District Council: May 2, 7pm (more)
  • Haller Lake Community Club: May 2, 7pm (more)
  • Green Lake - Neighborhood Appreciation Day: May 4, 9am (more)
  • Nesbit Community Cleanup: May 4, 10am (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting: May 6, 5:30pm (more)
  • Ballard Multimodal Corridor Information Session: May 7, 6:30pm (more)
  • Phinney Ridge Community Council: May 7, 7pm (more)
  • Ballard District Council: May 8, 7pm (more)
  • Green Lake Community Council: May 8, 7pm (more)
  • Your Voice, Your Choice Project Development Meeting: May 9, 5:30pm (more)
  • U District Community Cleanup: May 11, 9am (more)
  • City University Community Advisory Committee: May 14, 6:30pm (more)
  • Meadowbrook Community Meeting: May 14, 7pm (more)