West Seattle News You Can Use-June 2
You're receiving these emails because you live in West Seattle. To learn even more about these events and other ways Department of Neighborhoods supports your community by visiting Delridge District Council information at http://www.seattle.gov/Neighborhoods/districts/delridge.htm and Southwest District Council information at http://www.seattle.gov/Neighborhoods/districts/southwest.htm
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Neighborhood District Coordinators – South Region Team
Office: (206) 386-1924
Office: (206) 233-2044
Cell: (206) 396-0200
West Seattle District Councils host conversation with Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Councilmember Mike O’Brien, chair of the Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee of the Seattle City Council, will be the guest at a joint event sponsored by the Delridge Neighborhood District Council and the Southwest District Council. West Seattle, like many other places throughout the city, is seeing growth and change, and the two District Councils would like you to have an opportunity to talk with Mike about your concerns and ideas or solutions.
The event will be held Weds, June 4, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the American Legion, 3618 SW Alaska St.
If you are unfamiliar with your local District Council, please learn more by visiting Delridge District Council information at http://www.seattle.gov/Neighborhoods/districts/delridge.htm and Southwest District Council information at http://www.seattle.gov/Neighborhoods/districts/southwest.htm
To learn more about the issues in work by the Seattle City Council Committee on Planning, Land Use and Sustainability, http://www.seattle.gov/council/committees/LandUse/default.htm
Transit: The American Legion is two blocks from the Rapid Ride C, 50, 55 and 773 stop, and four blocks from the 21 Avalon stop.
More information: Cindi Barker cbarker@..., 206-933-6968
Night Out 2014
Tuesday August 5th, the City of Seattle will be celebrating the 30th Annual Night Out Against Crime. Our registration link for Night Out 2014 is now active. Please go to: http://www.seattle.gov/police/nightout/default.htm
Night Out is a national crime prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. Neighbor participation in Night Out continues to grow every year. In 2013, over 1,400 Night Out events were registered city-wide. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s a great chance to reconnect with neighbors and share information with each other while learning more about crime prevention. Getting together with your neighbors, recommitting to watch out for each other, and reaffirming you will report suspicious activity to police are ways to show you care about your community. You do not need to be in an active Block Watch to hold a Night Out event. However, if you would like to form a block watch, please indicate that on your registration (we have a check box for that).
Small Sparks Fund provides matching funds to support community engagement
If your neighborhood plans to participate in the 30th Annual Night Out on August 5, check out the Small Sparks Fund from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your event and activities. Community groups can request up to $1000 to help fund Night Out planning efforts and activities such as outreach efforts, educational fairs, block bbqs, bike parades, and neighborhood cleanups, to name a few. The deadline for applications is Monday, June 23 at 5:00 p.m. (but you need to register on our web-based application system before June 20 to apply).
For information on the application process, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallsparks.htm or call 206-733-9916. The Small Sparks Fund is open to applications year-round.
Night Out is a national Crime Prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite communities. To learn more about Night Out, visit www.seattle.gov/police/Nightout/
The first Saturday in June is traditionally an excellent weather day in Seattle and a perfect time to discover, celebrate, and learn about trails in the city as part of National Trails Day. This year, Seattle Parks and Recreation, together with community partners such as the Student Conservation Association, are coming together to raise awareness around trails and to restore and maintain them.
“National Trails Day is a time for Seattle to celebrate and enjoy their trails by engaging the public in not only the recreation side of trails, but also restoration,” said Parks Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams. “With more than 100 miles of trail in the city, there is always some place for you to explore. Our trails are enjoyed by all for everything from forest restoration, transportation short-cuts between neighborhoods, and plain old walks in the park.”
Seattle Parks and Recreation will celebrate National Trails Day with restoration projects at the following parks on Saturday, June 7th, 2014:
- Discovery Park – Hidden Valley Trail
- Fauntleroy Park – Forrest Court Area
- Frink Park – 31st & Jackson Entrance
- Cheasty Mt. View – 28th Avenue Trail
Parks is also encouraging Seattleite’s to get out in the parks and explore the trails in their neighborhood park and tell others by using the hashtag: #SEATRAILS on Twitter.
TO REGISTER & VOLUNTEER:
Individual artists are the core of a creative community. The CityArtist Projects program provides funding for Seattle-based individual artists to develop and present their work. The program focuses on different disciplines in alternating years. The 2015 cycle will award grants to artists working in dance, music and theater (including scriptwriting) arts. Film production is acceptable with the Literary, Media/Film and Visual Arts cycle in alternate years. We encourage a broad range of artistic and cultural expression that reflects Seattle's diversity. Application deadline is July 16, 2014