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Join Us for the Annual Meeting, Wednesday May 17

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting with the Election of Officers and Directors on Wednesday May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. Everyone is welcome!

Guest Speaker

George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle

Agenda

6:45 PM – Doors open
7:00 PM – Welcome, Miranda Berner
7:05 PM – Election of Officers
7:30 PM – Program

Election of Officers

This year we will be electing the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and three At Large Board Members. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. The present list of nominees is:

  • President: Miranda Berner
  • Vice President: Ted Hunter
  • Secretary: Karen Dalton
  • At Large 1: Matt Hallett
  • At Large 2: Glenn Singer
  • At Large 3: Donn Cave

To vote at the Annual Meeting, you must have applied for membership and paid the required dues at least 15 days prior to the annual meeting, which for this year is after May 25, 2016, and on or before May 2, 2017.

Program

George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle
With short perspectives from:
Jake Weber, Executive Director, FamilyWorks
A representative from Solid Ground
Claire Petersky, Executive Director, Wallingford Community Senior Center

See You on May 17!

Volunteers are needed to help set up chairs. If you wish to help, please arrive at 6:15 PM. Please help to put away chairs afterwards. Thanks!

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Notice of Annual Meeting, Wednesday May 17

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors on Wednesday May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. Everyone is welcome!

Guest Speaker

George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle

Election of Officers & Directors

WCC Bylaws require the election of Officers and Directors at its Annual Meeting in May of each year. To vote at the Annual Meeting, you must have applied for membership and paid the required dues at least 15 days prior to the annual meeting, which for this year is after May 25, 2016, and on or before May 2, 2017.

Dues range from $10 (Senior, Student, and Military) to $15 (Individual) to $25 (Family) per year. Dues waivers are available by application to the Board of Directors. Membership information can be found at www.wallingfordcc.org/membership. Dues can be paid online through PayPal or by regular mail.

This year we will be electing the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and three At Large Board Members. Treasurer is a two-year position and is not elected this year. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. The present list of nominees is:

  • President: Miranda Berner
  • Vice President: Ted Hunter
  • Secretary: Karen Dalton
  • At Large 1: Matt Hallett
  • At Large 2: Glenn Singer
  • At Large 3: Donn Cave

See You on May 17!

Please note: The Monthly Meeting scheduled for Wednesday May 3 is cancelled.

Volunteers are needed to help set up chairs. If you wish to help, please arrive at 6:15 PM. Please help to put away chairs afterwards. Thanks!


First posted on April 27 at 11:42 PM by Frank Fay.

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Monthly Meeting on Wednesday April 5, 7PM

Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Special Program: Seattle Tenant Rights Boot Camp

Agenda:

7:00 PM – Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Nomination Committee – Lee Raaen.
Membership Process Change – Ted Hunter.
Neighborhood Street Fund improvements project at N 40th Street and Bagley Ave N – Kristin Anderson, SDOT Outreach Team Lead.
Find It, Fix It Walk – quick recap.
Wallingford Urban Village Workshop – follow up from the City.

7:30 PM – Seattle Tenant Rights BootCamp.

Announcements:

  • Yard Signs: ‘Keep Seattle Livable; No HALA “Grand Bargain” Upzones’.
  • The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday May 17, 7PM in the Chapel at the Good Shepard Center. The election of officers for the coming year will be followed by a presentation from George Scarola, Director of Homelessness, City of Seattle.
  • Reminder: Anyone wishing to vote must join the Wallingford Community Council and pay dues at least 15 days before the Annual Meeting (on or before May 2).
  • The Monthly Meeting on Wednesday May 3 is cancelled.
  • Councilmember Mike O’Brien will have Office Hours at the Ballard Public Library on Wednesday April 5, 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

9:00 PM – Adjourn.

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Monthly Meeting tonight Wednesday March 1, 7PM

Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Agenda:

Welcome / Call to Order.
Approval of Minutes.
Nomination Committee.
Family Parade.
Waterways.
U-District Upzone.
Reports from Committees (if anything).

Program:

Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up)

Announcements:

  • Yard Signs: ‘Keep Seattle Livable; No HALA “Grand Bargain” Upzones’.
  • WCC Membership: Reminder to join or renew.
  • WallHALA Meeting, Tuesday, March 7, 7PM Senior Center.
  • Seattle Tenant Rights Bootcamp is the program for the next WCC Monthly meeting on Wednesday April 5, 7PM.

Adjourn


Special Notice – Community Involvement Commission:

If you wish to serve on the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods new Community Involvement Commission, the application deadline is today Wednesday March 1 by 5PM. Applications may be submitted online, by mail, or in person.

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Reminder: The Annual Meeting is Tonight (May 25!)

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. Everyone is welcome!

Special Guest Speaker

The Honorable Frank Chopp
Speaker of the House, Washington State Legislature

As Speaker of the House, Representative Frank Chopp is the most powerful member of the Washington State Legislature. He is also a long time Wallingford resident. Representative Chopp will share his thoughts on critical state and local issues impacting not only state, but city and neighborhood interests. He recently put on hold an element of the contentious Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) proposal which required state authorization.

Election of WCC Officers & Directors

WCC Bylaws require the election of Officers and Directors at its Annual Meeting in May of each year. The Bylaws also provide for a nominating committee to present a slate of candidates for each office 10 days prior to the meeting. The following individuals have agreed to be nominated. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the meeting.

President: Miranda Sofia Berner

Community is important to me, as it forms the net that holds us all up.  As president of the Wallingford Community Council, I would continue to work with everyone on how to improve Seattle 2035 / HALA so that it is inclusive of people (both livability & housing) and solutions to mitigate/ offset climate change and environmental impacts, as well as to support the many other Wallingford interests such as the waterfront, schools, safety, open spaces…

The first time I came to Seattle was right after university – I lived in Capital Hill, found a job in Bellevue and discovered Thai food, Theater Schmeater, and Duck Dodge.  After a couple of years, I moved back to the East Coast.  I returned to Seattle from Pennsylvania with my husband and our cat in October of 2010.  Our daughter was born at Swedish Hospital in November of the same year.  12 months later, we moved to Wallingford.  This time around, I have discovered playgrounds, preschools, and the Wallingford Farmers Market (magical!).

I got involved with the Wallingford Community Council thanks to the Wallyhood blog.  I answered the call to make comments on the proposed Seattle 2035 comprehensive plan, to door knock the Urban Village and to help set up for the WCC informational meeting on the proposed Seattle 2035 & HALA initiative held in the Chapel at the Good Shepard Center in January.  Since then, I have been the Chair of the WallHALA committee.

P.S. Also thanks to the Wallyhood Blog, I volunteered with SolarizeSeattle – Northwest in 2013.

Vice President: Ted Hunter (for re-election)

I’ve been a resident of Wallingford for over 30 years; first in a house in north Wallingford and now in a condominium in south Wallingford.  I have degrees in Social Psychology from Portland State, and in Law from UW.  I founded and am professionally active with Sound Law Center, which provides dispute resolution services to cities, counties and individuals throughout Puget Sound.  I enjoy running (though marathon days are past), singing (Seattle Peace Chorus, Seattle/Tacoma opera chorus, a professional quartet), and playing guitar and didgeridoo (but not at the same time).

My past involvement in Wallingford community includes:  helped restore WW 19 east of Gas Works Park; member of Good Sheppard Advisory Board for several years – worked to restore/preserve orchard, find more appropriate places for homeless, and cleaned up shelter; coached with Boys/Girls Club Basketball, North Central Little League, and Woodland Park Soccer; helped obtain MLB grant to improve Lower Woodland ball fields; participant in and support of ‘Kiddies Parade’ for many years; helped in litigation to protect shorelines from office development; helped keep WCC alive in response to efforts to dissolve it.

My current involvement with the Wallingford Community is focused on public access to Lake Union.  We have eight waterways in Wallingford and each should provide and encourage water access.  A few are in excellent shape (WW 15, 18, 19). Others, however, are illegally occupied by the Seattle Police Department (WW 20); being taken over by a vertical marina (WW 16); serve as a hangout for street people (WW 21); and lack safe pedestrian access (WW 22).  All waterways should be user friendly, and encourage all Wallingford residents to use them to enjoy Lake Union.  I hope to continue and expand the Wallingford Waterway Walk to help make this vision a reality.  The WCC has a key role to play in making this happen, and I would be honored to serve on the board.

Secretary: Kim England (for re-election)

I have been the Secretary for the last year and I am keen to continue that role.  I moved to Seattle about 16 years ago, and have lived in the same house in Wallingford for most of that time.  I have attended Wallingford Community Council meetings for about six years; initially prompted by the plans for the Wallingford Transfer Station and the Brooks building in south Wallingford.  I have attended the monthly meetings regularly in the last three years.

Beyond taking minutes, I have been most active in issues related to the Wallingford public waterways.  Initially this was around receiving a grant from WCC in 2014 (funds actually came from the Waste Management Think Green Recycling Challenge) to work with UW urban design doctoral student, James Thompson, to create maps and display materials for the waterways (this material was on the WCC website, and will be returning soon).  This interest has since evolved into exploring how to preserve and increase public access to Wallingford’s public waterways.  I organized the October 2015 Wallingford Waterways Day, where we visited each waterway to generate ideas and make plans.  And I am also active in other initiatives associated with the waterways (like Friends of North Lake Union).

I am pairing the WCC waterways efforts with my teaching at the University of Washington (I am an urban geographer).  For the last few years I have worked with undergraduates and graduate students to create online portfolios of North Lake Union (the lower part of South Wallingford) based on old maps, archival photographs, historical newspaper articles, contemporary planning documents and the students’ own observations (some of their work can be seen here: http://lulab.be.washington.edu/omeka/lulab and other work will be publically accessible soon). An additional ongoing activity (some with UW students and with help from some WCC members) is collecting historical information about Wallingford in general and the activities of the WCC, with the goal of ultimately making this a publically available online archive/exhibit.

Treasurer: Paul Willumson (for re-election)

I have lived in Wallingford for twenty six years. I was part of the committee for the design of the Transfer Station, fought the Brooks Building and have been the Treasurer for WCC for as long as I can remember (4 years). In my position I pick up and deposit checks, write checks that have been approved by the board, and do what the accountant tells me to do.

At-Large Board Members: Three to be elected. (Bios in the order received.)

Susanna Lin

I am originally from Virginia.  I went to school in Chicago, earning my bachelor’s in psychology and a doctorate in physical therapy.  I moved to Seattle in 2008 to escape the cold midwest winters.  I also was lucky to have friends here and wanted to be near the mountains.  In 2010, I got married and we bought a house in Wallingford.  We now have two sons that are five and three years old.

I became involved with the Wallingford Community Council after attending the large meeting in January warning us of the proposed upzones and other HALA related changes.  I had already been noticing, like many of us, the recent boom in construction over the last few years and was concerned that my neighborhood would be negatively affected.  I have jumped in with both feet to the WallHALA effort.  I am on the WallHALA Steering Committee and chair the Research subcommittee.  I have been to countless meetings, given public comments, met with City Councilmembers, and have attempted to educate and share information with the neighborhood and others interested in our efforts.  I have contributed to WallHALA email campaigns and website updates as well as forming a Facebook Page called Wallingford Housing and Development Discussion Page where I share information.  It is an important time for local involvement in city politics.  I look forward to working with my neighbors to ensure that Wallingford continues to be a wonderful neighborhood.

Doug Trumm

My wife is a Seattle Pacific University graduate and had lived in Wallingford during that time. She left for law school in Minnesota. Upon finishing her studies and after hearing many stories about how great Seattle—and especially Wallingford—was, we moved to Seattle in 2014. I quickly fell in love with the neighborhood and the city as I explored its restaurants, cafes, parks, and stores and met great people engaged in making the city better. I feel very lucky to live here.

While my day job is doing political research, I got involved with blogging for The Urbanist and advocating for transit, biking and housing affordability. As a resident of a new apartment building, I think the Wallingford Community Council has to be supportive of more housing not just in other neighborhoods, but also in our own. Apartment and condo buildings of good design deserve to be built where zoning allows. I aim to make Wallingford better by improving transit (i.e. a RapidRide E stop at 38th street) and bike facilities. I think our neighborhood is ripe for a protected bike lane to feed into the Burke Gilman trail. I hope the WCC can be a vehicle to advocate for those changes and make our lovely neighborhood welcoming to more people.

While my opinions may differ from many present council members, I’m dedicated to working collaboratively, finding common ground, and trying to represent the plurality of views in our district, including younger renters like myself.

Donn Cave

I have lived in or near Seattle since 1958, in Seattle since 1977, Wallingford since 1990 and SW Wallingford since 1999.

My educational background is Botany and Landscape Architecture, professional background is computer programming.  Other random interests include coffee, the tuba, referential transparency, old jazz, a real wool shirt, an old house, a casual garden, and hanging out with my neighbors.

I care a lot about the character and quality of my neighborhood and appreciate very much the role that the Wallingford Community Council plays in that, after attending the monthly meetings for a year or two.  WCC has put in a great deal of high quality work over the years towards community improvement, and has done a lot to make sure that Wallingford is treated with respect.   I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t know a thing about what they were up to until 2012 when my neighbors and I got involved in land use issue with a multinational builder and local tycoon, and I saw how effective WCC can be and how important it is to us.  I have since then also been involved in the efforts to address recent city land use initiatives like HALA and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan.  I hope to carry on the good work that WCC has been doing.

See You Tonight!

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Notice of Annual Meeting – Wednesday May 25

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00 PM in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N. Everyone is welcome!

Special Guest Speaker

The Honorable Frank Chopp
Speaker of the House: Washington State Legislature

As Speaker of the House, Representative Frank Chopp is the most powerful member of the Washington State Legislature. He is also a long time Wallingford resident. Representative Chopp will share his thoughts on critical state and local issues impacting not only state, but city and neighborhood interests. He recently put on hold an element of the contentious Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) proposal which required state authorization.

Election of WCC Officers & Directors

WCC Bylaws require the election of Offices and Directors at its Annual Meeting in May of each year. To vote at the Annual Meeting, you must have applied for membership and paid the required dues at least 15 days prior to the annual meeting, which for this year is before May 11.

Dues range from $10 (Senior, Student, and Military) to $15 (Individual) to $25 (Family) per year. Dues waivers are available by application to the Board of Directors. Dues must be paid annually. To be qualified to vote at the 2016 Annual Meeting you must have paid dues between June 1, 2015 and May 10, 2016. Membership information can be found at www.wallingfordcc.org/membership . Dues can be paid online through PayPal or by regular mail.

This year we will be electing the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and three At Large Board Members. A list of nominees will be emailed to members at least 10 days prior to the meeting. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

See You on May 25!

Please Note:  The General Meeting for May, scheduled for Wednesday May 4, is cancelled.

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Monthly Meeting this Wednesday April 6

Wednesday April 6 at 7:15 PM
Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
(see agenda at end of message)

Secretary Kim England, an urban geography professor at the University of Washington, and her students have created an online portfolio of North Lake Union based on old maps, archival photographs, historical newspaper articles, contemporary planning documents, and their own observations.  They also collect historic information about Wallingford and about the activities of the Wallingford Community Council (WCC), primarily by collecting maps and other papers produced by the WCC.  To aid in this effort, President Carl Slater has requested each WCC committee to report on their activities for this year.


Once a year the Wallingford Community Council has a membership campaign to add new members and renew existing members. WCC dues are affordable by nearly everyone. In order to vote at the Annual Meeting on May 25, you must be a paid member. Please help WCC represent the neighborhood by joining on the WCC Membership page. PayPal, credit cards, and checks accepted.

Each May, at the Annual Meeting, the WCC elects its officers. Our bylaws require that a nominating committee endeavor to nominate at least two qualified and consenting WCC members for each office. If you would like to nominate yourself or propose someone for a board position, please send the name, address, phone number, email address, and the name of the board position to Lee Raaen at Lee@Raaen.com. The positions open for election this year are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Recording Secretary
  • Treasurer (a two year term)
  • Three (3) Board Members-At-Large

Agenda
7:15 Minutes (Kim England)
7:20 Treasurer’s report (Paul Willumson)
7:25 Vice President’s report (Ted Hunter)
7:30 At Large report (Erica Bigelow )
7:35 At Large report (Reid Haefer )
7:25 Lincoln High School renovation (Marilyn Cope & Carl Slater)
7:40 Waterways report (Lee Raaen)
7:45 UW Relations report (Brian O’Sullivan & Jon Berkedal)
7:50 Quality of Life report (Abel Pacheco)
7:55 Transportation report (Eric Fisk)
8:00 Parking report (Mary Fielder)
8:05 Communications report (Frank Fay)
8:10 Planning report (Greg Hill)
8:15 WallHALA report (Miranda Berner)
8:20 Engagement report (Bonnie Williams)
8:25 Alternate Planning report (Greg Flood)
8:30 Research report (Donn Cave)
8:35 Parks & Recreation report (Barb Burrill)
8:40 President’s report (Carl Slater)
8:45 Nominations for Officers (Lee Raaen)
8:50 Adjourn

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Monthly Meeting this Wednesday March 2

Wednesday March 2nd at 7:15 PM
Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
(see agenda at end of post)

Once a year the Wallingford Community Council has a membership campaign to add new members and renew existing members. WCC dues are affordable by nearly everyone. In order to vote at the Annual Meeting, you must be a paid member. Please help WCC represent the neighborhood by joining on the WCC Membership page. PayPal, credit cards, and checks accepted.

Each May, at the Annual Meeting, the WCC elects its officers. Our bylaws require that a nominating committee endeavor to nominate at least two qualified and consenting WCC members for each office. If you would like to nominate yourself or propose someone for a board position, please send the name, address, phone number, email address, and the name of the board position to Lee Raaen at Lee@Raaen.com before March 15th. The positions open for election this year are:

President
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Treasurer (a two year term)
Three (3) Board Members-At-Large


The President, Carl Slater, would like help with managing meeting places and organizing programs for the monthly General Meetings. Please contact him using our contact us page if you are interested.

Agenda
7:15 Minutes (Kim England)
7:20 Treasurer’s report (Paul Willumson)
7:25 Lincoln High School report (Marilyn Cope & Carl Slater)
7:35 Shoreline & Waterways report (Lee Raaen)
7:45 University of Washington report (Brian O’Sullivan & Jon Berkedal)
7:50 Transportation report (Eric Fisk)
7:55 Parking report (Mary Fielder & Catherine Smith)
8:00 Communications report (Frank Fay)
8:05 Parks & Recreation report (Angelique Hockett)
8:10 Appoint Lee Raaen as alternate delegate to the Lake Union District Council
8:15 Membership Campaign (Carl Slater)
8:20 Planning report (Greg Hill)
8:30 WallHALA Urban Village report (Greg Flood, Donn Cave, & Donna Williams)
9:00 Adjourn

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WCC Annual Meeting Coming in MAY

ARE YOU WILLING? Your community is waiting!!

Annual meeting – call for WCC nominations!

Each May, Wallingford council membership determines by election of it’s members, those who will fill council member chair positions.

To vote one must be a member in good standing (annual dues paid) at least 15 days prior election date.

These one year of service volunteer seats, open to WCC members, are filled by nominations and election via membership vote.

Specific Chairs are:
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer

Are you interested in serving?

Do you have a nomination?

How will you be involved?

Would you like to join the board for a particular project?

Stay tuned for detailed info about our May date.
We anticipate our Annual election meeting 
will take place around May 20, 2015

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