Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Newsletter

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Rediscover Seattle Campaign Encourages People to Get Out and Support Local Businesses

As the city begins to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to encourage the people of Seattle to venture out and support small businesses. To jumpstart this process, we’ve launched a social media campaign called Rediscover Seattle that features profiles of local businesses and landmarks to help folks discover new places in their communities. We are also encouraging people to share their favorite hang outs and hidden gems with us by posting on Instagram with the hashtag #RediscoverSeattle.

Read more on the Front Porch Blog.

Other City News

Apply for the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund to Support Your Community-Based Project. Application closes August 16 @ 5 pm: The grant focuses on quality-of-life enhancements in the neighborhoods of South Park, Georgetown, and SODO. (more)

New ARTS’ Program, Created Commons, Launched at the City’s Welcome Back Weeks: Take a look at the art, performance, and interactive activities that took place during the community events and stay tuned for more unique arts collaborations throughout the city. (more)

Timeline Announced for Safely Reopening Public-Facing Counters, Customer Service Centers, Libraries, and Other City Facilities:  In-person public services and City programming will follow current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions as they begin the process of reopening. (more)

Help Make Seattle a Safer and Easier City for Cycling on the Bicycle Advisory Board: New members are being recruited to help Seattle become a more inclusive bicycling community and make bicycling a more viable transportation choice. (more

Kingmakers of Seattle Expands to Franklin and Cleveland STEM High Schools: The elective education program offers positive identity development, academic knowledge, and social-emotional skills for Black male students by expanding access to culturally responsive programming. (more)

Beyond the Fairways: Wildlife Habitat in Local Golf Courses: Managed by Seattle Parks and Recreation, these public greenspaces contain natural areas designed to be home to many wildlife species including coyotes, beavers, treefrogs, and even some salmon-bearing streams. (more)

Facility Rentals to Open at Community Centers Across the City: Limited rental opportunities for group gatherings will be open Aug 2- Sept. 12 during evening and weekend hours. (more)

In The Community

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Fathers and Sons Together Barbershop Event Encourages Hope

Last week, a half dozen barbers gathered at the Rainier Beach Community Center to offer their services for free at the annual Cut, Chat, Chew, and Play event hosted by Fathers and Sons Together (FAST), a youth development organization that focuses on nurturing the relationships between fathers and sons. The gathering included food, entertainment, vaccination opportunities, and panel discussions around significant issues affecting the community like health and wellness, COVID-19, and gun violence.

Learn more and see a photo essay of the event in the South Seattle Emerald.

Share Your Feedback

Provide Input on Plans to Phase Out Maritime Emissions: The public is invited to provide feedback on draft implementation plans for a comprehensive strategy to address climate change and phase out seaport-related air emissions. (more)

Share Your Thoughts on the What's Important for the Future of Clean Energy: Let Seattle City Light know how they can best support community as they work to achieve the decarbonization goals of the Clean Energy Transformation Act. (more)