Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Hey Neighbor: Meet Susie Philipsen

Susie has been a member of our communications team since 2016 and is always one of the most reliable people to turn to for a burst of creativity, a funny story, or a good laugh! Get to know more about her in the latest installment of our Hey Neighbor series.

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Watch Seattle Channel's Video Voters' Guide for the August 6 Primary: The Video Voters’ Guide allows voters to hear directly from the candidates seeking to represent them. In all, the guide features 76 short video statements from candidates for Seattle and King County elected offices and proponents and opponents of two ballot measures. (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)

Seattle Transit Advisory Board Seeks New Members: The Transit Advisory Board is accepting applications for new members to help advise Seattle on challenges and opportunities related to transit and public transportation. Apply by August 5. (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 is open through 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. Apply by July 28. (more)



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7th and Jackson Pays Tribute to Historic Jackson Street Music Scene

This summer, local actor and director Sara Porkalob returns to Café Nordo with a new show set in Seattle’s International District during World War II. 7th and Jackson will feature history, music – and food. 

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Give Feedback on Plans for Delridge Triangle: Over the past several months, Friends of the Delridge Triangle and community members have worked with landscape architects to gather and create a community generated plan to redevelop the Delridge Triangle. They would like feedback on a number of key ideas that have been developed. (more)

Georgetown to South Park Connection: Seattle Department of Transportation is studying routes that would provide better connections for people biking and walking between the business areas of South Park and Georgetown. Join them for a community event on July 27 and share your thoughts via online survey. (more)

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. Deadline is August 12. (more)


  • District 1 Community Network Meeting: July 23, 7pm (more)
  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - Hillman City: July 24, 6pm (more)
  • Georgetown to South Park Connection Celebration: July 27, 11am-2pm (more)
  • South End Heritage Festival: July 27, 12pm (more)
  • Othello Block Party: July 27, 12pm (more)
  • Pista Sa Nayon Seattle 2019: July 28, 10am (more)
  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - NewHolly: August 1, 6pm (more)
  • Free Citizenship Clinic: August 3, 10am (more)
  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - Commercial Duwamish/Commercial Harbor Island: August 6, 6:30pm (more)



Seattle City Council Approves Landmark Ordinance of the Ainsworth & Dunn Building: As a designated City landmark, the Ainsworth and Dunn building is not only recognized for its historic and cultural significance, but it is also eligible for economic incentives and technical assistance that can help contribute to the continued preservation of the landmark. (more)

Check Out an Open House for Madison St RapidRide G Line: Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro are making RapidRide investments on Madison Street and they have an updated project design to share with the community. Learn more and share your thoughts at an in-person or online open house! (more)


  • Donnie Chin Vigil: July 23, 8pm (more)
  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - Madison Park: July 24, 4pm (more)
  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - Judkins Park: July 25, 6pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop: July 27, 10am (more)
  • Pioneer Square East West Pedestrian Improvements Open House: July 30, 5pm (more)
  • festival:festival 2019: August 2-3 (more)
  • Umoja Fest 2019: August 2, 10am (more)
  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - South Lake Union: August 2, 2pm (more)
  • CID Block Party 2019: August 3, 3pm (more)
  • Cascade Block Party: August 6, 5pm (more)
  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - Magnolia: August 7, 2pm (more)
  • Seattle Police Department's Fabulous Forums: August 7, 6pm (more)
  • Seattle Central College Standing Advisory Committee: August 7, 6pm (more)
  • West Edge Neighborhood Association: August 7, 6pm (more)



Landmarks Preservation Board to Consider Nomination of University of Washington Mechanical Engineering Building and Former Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Foundry / MEB Annex: The public is invited to attend the August 21 meeting and make comments regarding the nominations. (more)

New Community Boathouse Will Make Green Lake More Accessible: The 10,600 square-foot facility will increase capacity for programs through a combination of expanded and more efficient boat storage and additional instructional space. It will be fully accessible, which makes possible the launch of Seattle’s first public adaptive rowing program and expansion of a parapaddling program. (more)

Open House for Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements: Seattle Department of Transportation will be hosting an open house on Thursday, July 25, 2019 where you can learn what to expect from upcoming construction, meet the project team, and review maps of the final design. If you are unable to attend, you can still participate by attending an online open house. (more)


  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - Ballard: July 23, 6:30pm (more)
  • U District Community Cleanup: July 27, 9am (more)
  • Giving Garden Work Party Benefiting Ballard Food Bank: July 30, 5pm (more)
  • Boomers on the Move Job Fair: July 31, 12:30pm (more)
  • Ballard Bridge Planning Study Drop-In Session: July 31, 6pm (more)
  • Northeast District Council Meeting: August 1, 7pm (more)
  • Neighborhood Matching Fund Workshop: August 3, 10am (more)
  • Lake City Summer Festival: August 3, 10:30am (more)
  • Phinney Ridge Community Council: August 6, 7pm (more)
  • Micro-Community Policing Focus Group - Sandpoint: August 8, 6:30pm (more)