Tonight, 7:00 PM Election of Officers, 7:30 PM Annual Meeting

Wednesday May 26

7:00 PM Officer Elections

Members of the Wallingford Community Council only, check your inbox for an email message with the correct information on how to register to vote. Due to changes in the Zoom meeting configuration, the previous registration link sent was incorrect.

7:30 PM Annual Meeting – All are Welcome

Please register here to attend the Annual Meeting. This is a separate Zoom meeting from the Officer Elections meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Annual Meeting.

Program:

  • Welcome by current President Jenny Ring-Perez.
  • Guest Speaker: Remarks by Representative Frank Chopp.
  • Question and Answer session with Representative Chopp.
  • Adjourn

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Nominations for the Board of Directors Election, Wednesday May 26

Reminder: Annual Meeting

The Wallingford Community Council holds its Annual Meeting and Officer Elections virtually on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 7 PM. Our guest speaker is Representative Frank Chopp.

Report of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee recommends the following members for office:

  • Jenny Ring-Perez for President.
  • Miranda Berner for Vice President.
  • Mark JoHahnson for Treasurer.
  • Bonnie Williams for Board Member-At-Large.
  • Lee Raaen for Board Member-At-Large.
  • Ted Hunter for Board Member-At-Large.

At present, we are still seeking a candidate for Recording Secretary! Please email us if you would like to serve.

Officers

As a member, you may run for one of the elected officer positions. There are seven positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and three Board Members-At-Large. If you would like to be a candidate, please email us. In addition, at the virtual Annual Meeting, any member may nominate any consenting member for any office during the election.

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Reminder: Annual Meeting and Officer Elections, Wednesday May 26

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) holds its Annual Meeting and Officer Elections virtually on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 7PM. Our Guest Speaker is Representative Frank Chopp.

Voting

This year we are extending the eligibility to vote to all members who have joined since October 2019 and to those who join by today Tuesday May 11, 2021. This is the last day to join the WCC as a member to be able to vote at the Annual Meeting. Find out your membership status by logging into the My Account page. Visit the Membership page to become a member.

Nominations

As a member, you may also run for one of the elected officer positions. There are seven positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and three Board Members-At-Large. Please see our Bylaws, Article V – Officers,for descriptions of each position. If you would like to be nominated, please email us.

In advance of the Annual Meeting, we will send out a notice by email 10 days before with a report of all those who have been nominated. In addition, at the virtual Annual Meeting, any member may nominate any consenting member for any office.

Community

It has been a long year with ups and downs and hopefully some silver linings for each of you. As we come together again in May, we ask you to bring your questions and ideas. We look forward to your participation at the Annual Meeting!

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Paving work to begin on E Green Lake Way N tomorrow Monday April 19!

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be paving E Green Lake Way N (along the east side of Green Lake) this coming week. They will start from N 51st Street and work northwards. Vehicle and bicycle traffic, and the 26E bus are impacted. Use of alternate routes is recommended.

See the SDOT weekly project notice or the project website for further details.

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Annual Meeting and Officer Elections, Wednesday May 26

Every year for more than 50 years, the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) holds its Annual Meeting and Officer Elections in May. Because of the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors had to cancel this annual tradition last year.

Now, one year later, we will host the Annual Meeting and hold our Annual Elections virtually on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 7PM. We are still lining up our featured guest speaker, and we are also inviting our members to run for election to one of the Officer positions on the Board of Directors.

Our commitment

For the past year, we have connected with our community virtually and personally as neighbors. We have hosted our City Councilmembers Alex Pederson and Dan Strauss for community discussions as well as our Seattle School Board representatives, and directors of nonprofits that provide essential services for our unsheltered neighbors.

In our Board meetings, we have also held tough conversations about racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and about how to help directly and support both the people and the organizations that are helping our unsheltered neighbors.

Our membership – You!

We can and do make a difference together. As we launch another year, we invite you to participate in the upcoming election, and, if you are looking for a leadership role, we invite you to run for an elected officer position.

Eligible members – This year we are extending the eligibility to vote to all members who have joined since October 2019 and to those who join by Tuesday May 11, 2021. And, as a member, you may also run for one of the elected officer positions.

Elected Officers of the WCC board – There are seven positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and three Board Members-At-Large. Please see our Bylaws, Article V – Officers, for descriptions of each position. If you would like to be nominated, please email us.

Nominations – In advance of the Annual Meeting on May 26, we will send out a notice by email 10 days before with a report of all those who have been nominated. In addition, at the virtual Annual Meeting, any member may nominate any consenting member for any office.

Elections – We will hold online elections and voting during the meeting – only members can vote. We are still investigating how this will happen online. Please let us know if you are not able to use a device to connect through the Internet, and we will see how we can accommodate your participation in the election.

It has been a long year with ups and downs and hopefully some silver linings for each of you. As we come together again in May, we ask you to bring your questions and ideas. And we are looking for volunteer support with communications, the website, and community engagement.

We thank you tremendously for participating this past year in the WCC and in the community. If you are not a current member, we invite you to become a member! Visit our Membership page to join.

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Join Us for our Monthly Meeting, Wednesday March 3

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Date: Wednesday, March 3
Location: Zoom videoconferencing

This month our Monthly Meeting will be a Zoom Meeting. This means attendees can choose to share your video, raise your hand to participate, and see your neighbors.

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) Board of Directors will each share exciting and thoughtful updates from their respective areas:

  • Acknowledgements – Jenny Ring-Perez
  • Shorelines – Miranda Berner
  • Housing – Jamie Byrd
  • Land Use – Greg Hill
  • Quality of Life – Bonnie Williams
  • Communications – Frank Fay
  • Transportation – Ted Hunter (interim)

Darrell Bulmer from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will discuss nearby projects in Fremont:

The N Northlake Way Retaining Wall project will repair and reinforce the retaining wall west of Stone Way N along Lake Union that holds up the buildings and the roadway. SDOT is conducting a survey to gather concerns and improvement ideas for this section of N Northlake Way.

The N 34th Street Mobility Improvements project will start construction soon to provide Protected Bicycle Lanes on N 34th Street between Fremont Ave N and Stone Way N. The Burke-Gilman Trail crossing will be improved at the intersection of Stone Way N and N 34th Street.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or via browser. Please configure your device before the meeting to ensure your participation.

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Webinar with Councilmember Dan Strauss, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Zoom videoconference

Please join us to hear special guest Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6) discuss homelessness in Seattle. In September 2020, Councilmember Strauss introduced his homeless management strategy to his constituency when he said: “Homelessness throughout district 6 is untenable” and also “Our parks, libraries and Metro buses should not be our de-facto homeless shelters”. Come and hear him review the progress he is making in implementing this aggressive strategy.

There will be a Question & Answer session with Councilmember Strauss after his presentation, with Vice President Glenn Singer as moderator. Attendees may ask questions directly in the videoconference, or by submitting them through the chat feature or in advance by email to the moderator.

We will also devote time for reports from the Housing, Shorelines, Land Use, Quality of Life, and Communications committees, and for any new business.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or via browser. Please configure your device before the meeting to ensure your participation.

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Design Review Meeting for Dunn Lumber Project, Monday January 25

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Date: Monday January 25

Dunn Lumber is redeveloping the property east of their main building as “Latona Station”, a 6-story office, retail, and warehouse building. This project at 3800 Latona Ave NE is between NE Pacific Street and NE Northlake Way, and between Latona Ave NE and 4th Ave NE.

The Design Review Early Design Guidance virtual meeting (using Webex) will discuss the project. See the meeting information including the Design Proposal (29MB), and how to submit comments. Submit written comments to PRC@seattle.gov prior to the meeting. Sign up to speak for up to 2 minutes during the meeting. The sign-up form will be available 2 hours before the start of the meeting and will close 30 minutes after the meeting starts.

View of project looking towards Lake Union.

Dunn Lumber has been working on this project for several years. The Wallingford Community Council thanks Dunn Lumber for their community outreach and engagement, and for their commitment to maintain their business in the neighborhood.

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Join Us for a Webinar on Homelessness, Wednesday December 2

Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, December 2
Location: Zoom videoconferencing

We are excited to once again host a virtual monthly meeting! This will be the first of several meetings on the topic of homelessness.

Please join Marcia Wright-Soika (Executive Director of Family Works), Jerred Clouse (Executive Director of ROOTS Shelter), and the Northlake Nicklesville Tiny House Village for a virtual town hall meeting on Wallingford and homelessness.

We will explore what specific advocacy groups are doing well to support our community experiencing homelessness, and how we can most effectively engage and support those experiencing homelessness to build relationships and cultivate community.

Submit your questions in advance via email at communications@wallingfordcc.org. The questions will be asked by our moderators. We will also be taking questions from attendees during the meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or as a webpage in a browser. Please configure your device before the meeting to ensure your participation.

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Webinar with Councilmember Alex Pedersen, Wednesday October 7

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Date: Wednesday, October 7
Location: Zoom videoconferencing

Happy fall! Join us and special guest, Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4), at the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) October monthly meeting. We will also devote time for chair reports, an update on Waterway 20, and new business.

Bring your questions on the community issues most important to you — homelessness, affordable housing, City budget, and more. Share in advance by email at communications@wallingfordcc.org. Questions will be asked by our moderators. We will also be taking questions from attendees during the Q & A portion of the meeting.

Register for the October WCC Meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is presently limited to 100 participants. The Zoom service is available as an application for computers, as an app for iPhones or Android phones, or via browser. Please configure your device before the meeting to ensure your participation.

We wish you and your families good health and safety.

Sincerely,
Jenny Ring-Perez
Wallingford Community Council President

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