Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

Heather McAuliffe

Hey Neighbor: Meet Heather McAuliffe

Heather McAuliffe works on our Historic Preservation team, coordinating the Pike Place Market Historical Commission and the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board. In our latest interview, Heather talks about her love for Pike Place Market and what she enjoys most about working in historic preservation.

(Watch the Video)


City of Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission Seeking New Members: The Commission has fifteen members reflecting the diversity of Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities. Commission members must be committed to spending a minimum of 10 hours per month to commission work. (more)

Don't Be a Bike Blocker: The Seattle Department of Transportation and Rooted in Rights partnered to create a video highlighting the importance of proper bike share parking to maintain accessibility. (more)

Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall Community Police Academy: This is an opportunity to get educated in the operations of the Seattle Police Department (SPD), while also giving SPD an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from the community. (more)

Summer of Safety: Seattle Parks and Recreation will offer this free program that provides structured activities and a safe space for young people not connected to other supervised programs over the summer. The program is geared towards serving diverse groups of tweens and teens from low-income families. (more)

Free Summer Meal Program for Youth Starts July 1st: From July 1 through August 23, 2019, free meals will be served at approximately 125 programs across 115 sites around Seattle. (more)

Mayor Durkan Announces City of Seattle Summer Programs for Youth: To help ensure more equitable access to opportunity and safer communities, these summer programs range from investments in career development, to continuing education, to sports and recreation, to community services and safety. (more)

Opportunity Zones Convening, June 26: The Seattle Foundation, King County, and City of Seattle would like to convene community organizations and investors to share information and discuss strategies to support equitable development. (more)



issues of the Black Panther newspaper

Historic Black Panther newspapers find a home in the Central District

Edwin Lindo's newspaper collection — more than 400 copies from the late ’60s and early ’70s — is currently stored in large blue bins in an upstairs room in a Beacon Hill house. But the collection won’t be stuck in boxes for much longer. By the end of this year, the archive is slated to occupy a new satellite location of Estelita’s Library. (Read the Crosscut article)



Applications Open for Duwamish River Opportunity Fund: Proposals to the fund should address such topics as job training, economic development, access to healthy food, affordable housing strategies, environmental development or restoration, or major community development activities that will have long-term impacts on Duwamish River neighborhoods. (more)

Diagonal Avenue South Street Vacation: Seattle City Light is requesting the Seattle Department of Transportation to permanently close public access to the southern portion of Diagonal Avenue South between 4th Avenue South and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Public meetings on June 10 and 12. (more)

Share Your Input on Lakeridge Playfield and Playground Renovation: This project includes new play equipment, new ballfield grass turf, irrigation and drainage renovation, courts resurfacing, retaining wall replacement study, and access improvements to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards. (more)


  • South Park Neighborhood Association: June 11, 7pm (more)
  • Juneteenth Celebration: June 13, 3pm (more)
  • Georgetown Community Council: June 17, 7pm (more)
  • Duwamish Cleanup - Community Open House: June 18, 5:30pm (more)
  • Pollinator Day at the Farm: June 19, 1pm (more)
  • Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Workshop: June 20, 5pm (more)
  • Learn About the Democracy Voucher Program: June 20, 5pm (more)
  • Morgan Junction Community Festival: June 22, 10am (more)
  • Potluck Jam at the Collab: June 24, 6:30pm (more)
  • Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Workshop: June 26, 5pm (more)



First Hill Community Survey: First Hill Improvement Association has created a survey in order to help them better understand the needs and priorities of their community. (more)

Check Out the New Let's Go South Lake Union! Website: With thousands of people traveling to and through the neighborhood, highlights all the ways you can get to and through the neighborhood using transit, walking, biking, and new mobility options. (more)


  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee: June 12, 6pm (more)
  • Belltown Community Council: June 12, 6:30pm (more)
  • Juneteenth at Yesler Community Center: June 14, 5pm (more)
  • 37th Annual Juneteenth Celebration: June 15-16 (more)
  • Freeway Park in Bloom: June 15, 11am (more)
  • Coffee Hour with Seattle Public Utilities: June 20, 9:30am (more)



Work Begins on 39 Sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail in Northeast Seattle: This project will repair sections of the trail, remove areas of asphalt in disrepair, remove invasive roots that are causing upheaval, and replace those sections with new asphalt. (more)

Share Your Feedback on the 15th Ave NE Paving Project: Seattle Department of Transportation is finalizing plans in preparation to pave 15th Ave NE, from NE 55th St to Lake City Way. They are conducting outreach to collect community input and you are encouraged to attend one of their drop-in events on June 12 & 22. (more)

What’s Next for the 35th Ave NE Project: With paving and striping complete, Seattle Department of Transportation will now focus on final restoration including landscaping, curb ramps, and other miscellaneous items to complete throughout the corridor. (more)


  • 15th Ave NE Paving Open House: June 12, 5pm (more)
  • Ballard District Council: June 12, 7pm (more)
  • Alice Ball Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration: June 14, 6pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: June 18, 7pm (more)
  • Transit Talk - Re-defining Safety on Transit: June 20, 6pm (more)
  • 15th Ave NE Sidewalk Pop Up Meeting: June 22, 9:30am (more)
  • Celebrate North Seattle 2019: June 23, 2pm (more)