Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Get to Know Angela Rae

Angela Rae joined our Outreach and Engagement team in May. She is primarily focused on community engagement and organizing around Seattle Department of Transportation projects and the City of Seattle's Special Events Office.

Get to know more about Angela on our blog.


Examine the History and Contemporary Impact of Redlining: Join the Seattle Channel and community partners for a panel discussion examining the legacies of racial segregation in housing in Seattle and the complex dynamics still playing out in our neighborhoods. This free event is on July 12 at 6:30pm at Northwest African American Museum. (more)

Register for National Night Out: Night Out is a national event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. Block off your street (if it is not an arterial), invite all the neighbors, and have a party! Night Out is on August 6. (more)

Attend SR 520 Bridge Replacement Workshops: The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking community and stakeholder groups interested in the SR 520 Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project to participate in a series of three workshops this summer. The first workshop will be held on July 11. (more)

Plant a Free Tree: Each year, Trees for Neighborhoods provides Seattle residents with trees to help make our neighborhoods healthier. The application for trees will open on July 15 and close on August 12. (more)

Seattle Bike Advisory Board Seeking New Members: Are you passionate about making Seattle a place that is safe and easy for people who bike? Consider applying for this 2 year volunteer position. (more)

Meet the Transportation Equity Workgroup: Seattle Department of Transportation has selected ten community members to take part in the Transportation Equity Workgroup, which will provide input on a set of recommendations to be considered in the development of a Transportation Equity Agenda. (more)



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Wa Na Wari: a gathering place for black art and history in the Central District

"On a pretty, tree-lined street in the Central District, a charming but unassuming gray and white house is taking a stand. In this rapidly changing neighborhood, it is an increasingly rare black-owned property, and now it is claiming space for black artists and storytellers."

(Read The Seattle Times 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)

Georgetown South Park Trail Community Survey: Share your input on a better walking/biking connection between Georgetown and South Park! Seattle Department of Transportation is working with Duwamish Valley Safe Streets to collect survey responses by Wednesday, July 31 to learn top priorities for the connection. (more)

Review Schematic Design for New Park at 48th Ave SW and SW Charlestown St: Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to a fun evening tonight from 5 - 7pm. Join them for ice cream and an opportunity to review the preferred design for the new park at 48th Ave. SW and SW Charlestown St. in West Seattle. (more)


  • South Park Neighborhood Association: July 9, 7pm (more)
  • West Seattle Summer Fest: July 12-14 (more)
  • Barton Street P-Patch Community Pizza Oven: July 13, 12pm (more)
  • Cross Pollinate 2019: July 14, 10am (more)
  • Detective Cookie Chess Park Pop-up Event: July 14, 1pm (more)
  • Emma Schmitz Seawall Replacement Open House: July 16, 6:30pm (more)
  • BUILD Community Field Day: July 20, 2pm (more)
  • District 1 Community Network Meeting: July 23, 7pm (more)



New Park Coming To Little Saigon: Stop by Pho Bac Sup Shop on July 14 to enjoy BBQ and see the design for the new park that will be built at 1224 S. King Street across from Lam's Seafood Market. (more)

Learn About Site Restoration and Slide Removal at 12th West & West Howe Park: Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to restore this park to a natural area by decommissioning the slide and remaining concrete structures. Attend an open house on July 9 at 6:30pm. (more)

Public Electric Vehicle Charging in the Central District: Seattle City Light is proposing to build a curbside electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station on East Olive Street, between 21st and 22nd avenues and they would like your feedback. (more)


  • Miller Community Center Open House: July 10, 4pm (more)
  • Swedish Cherry Hill Standing Advisory Committee: July 10, 6pm (more)
  • Belltown Community Council: July 10, 6:30pm (more)
  • Queen Anne Day: July 12-13 (more)
  • Belltown P-Patch Work Party: July 13, 10am (more)
  • Squire Park Community Council BBQ: July 13, 12pm (more)
  • Little Saigon Park Development: July 14, 2pm (more)
  • Cascade Giving Garden BBQ: July 15, 5pm (more)
  • Lid I-5 Community Open House: July 17, 5:30pm (more)
  • Swedish First Hill Standing Advisory Committee: July 17, 5:30pm (more)
  • Queen Anne Greenways Playstreet: July 18, 4pm (more)



Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider the Nominations of the Bash House and Anderson House in University District: The public is invited to attend the August 7 meeting and make comments regarding the nominations. (more)

Join the Mobility Board for the North Link Connections Mobility Project: Metro is looking for community members who live, work, or travel in the area to help Metro develop bus service changes and new mobility options as well as advise on ways Metro can engage with the community. (more)


  • Meadowbrook Community Meeting: July 9, 7pm (more)
  • Ballard District Council: July 10, 7pm (more)
  • Aurora Licton Urban Village Monthly Meeting: July 11, 7pm (more)
  • LGBTQ North Seattle Housing Fair: July 13, 11am (more)
  • Giving Garden Work Party Benefiting Ballard Food Bank: July 16, 5pm (more)
  • City University Community Advisory Committee: July 16, 6pm (more)
  • Stop the Bleed: July 16, 6:30pm (more)
  • Victory Heights Community Meeting: July 16, 7pm (more)
  • Ballard P Patch FUNDrive: July 20-21 (more)