Category Archives: Annual Meeting

September Monthly Meeting

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Date: Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2021
Location: Zoom videoconferencing

We are excited to resume our monthly meetings, virtually for the time being, after the summer break.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Welcome and Call to Order
  • New apartment building on Stoneway – Guest Scott Lien, co-owner of developer Kamiak, will be joining us to share its plans for a new apartment building that will be located at the Stoneway Hardware site.
  • New Woodland Supportive Housing Development – Guest Daniel Malone, executive director of Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), will join us to share information about the proposed affordable housing development at 817 N. 50th St. and 4905 Aurora Ave. N.
  • Good Shepherd Center (GSC) update – Historic Seattle and Meridian School are negotiating an extension on its lease. And, there are plans in the works to upgrade the building. As we continue to gather information, we’ll share what we know. Learn more about GSC’s history.
  • Upcoming public hearing on the Seattle Comprehensive Plan – The update to the plan is underway and some proposed changes include renaming single-family zones as neighborhood residential zones.
  • Good of the order – (anything you want to bring up).

With the elections coming up, we want to hear from you. Send us your questions or topic ideas for the upcoming monthly meetings, including for September, to communications@wallingfordcc.org.

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

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.

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!

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.

Cancelled: Monthly Meeting, Wednesday April 1

Dear neighbors and community members of Wallingford,

The Wallingford Community Council Monthly Meeting scheduled for Wednesday April 1 is cancelled! The health of our members and neighbors is very important and we are following all Public Health – Seattle & King County recommendations for COVID-19.

We plan to reschedule our guest speakers, Christa Dumpys and Darrell Bulmer, Community and Outreach Managers from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). They are eager to share updates and answer questions about ongoing transportation projects in Wallingford. In the meantime, they provided two quick updates:

Bus Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor project:

After bringing 30 concepts to the Wallingford community, Darrell said they have narrowed the scope to 15 concepts. He confirmed two of the concepts include simple signal changes, and none include removing parking along N/NE 45th Street (from Stone Way N to I-5) for bus lanes. The only concepts currently that include bus lanes are west of Stone Way N and east of I-5. For more details, visit the Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor website.

Green Lake Way and Wallingford Paving projects:

The paving work continues for N 40th Street, N 50th Street, and the Green Lake Way N loop. SDOT plans to start working on Saturdays along Green Lake Way N starting as soon as this week, and N 50th Street paving should start in late spring. Visit the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving website for information and subscribe to receive email updates.


King County Metro is proposing to substantially revise bus routes under the North Link Connections Mobility Project in conjunction with Sound Transit opening new Link light-rail stations in the University District, at Roosevelt, and at Northgate. Bus service in Wallingford is affected. For more details, visit the North Link Connections Mobility Project website and provide your comments before the end of March.


For COVID-19 resources, visit the Public Health – Seattle & King County and the King County Council websites for current information. The Seattle Times is tracking COVID-19 related news and has removed the electronic paywall: all COVID-19 articles are free without a subscription.

Lastly, I am optimistic we will be able to hold our Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday May 6. We will confirm the meeting status near the end of April. Anyone wishing to vote for Officers must join the Wallingford Community Council and pay dues at least 15 days before the Annual Meeting (on or before April 21).

We wish each of you good health in the days and weeks ahead. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Sincerely,
Jenny Ring-Perez
President, Wallingford Community Council

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Annual Meeting (Revised Notice), Wednesday May 15

Wednesday May 15, 2019, 7:00 PM.
WCC member check-in for voting: 6:30 PM.

The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers on Wednesday May 15, 2019, at 7:00 PM. In the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Program

Guest Speakers:
Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember for District 4. (King County District 4 covers most of Wallingford from west of 1st Ave NE, the remainder of Northwest Seattle, Magnolia, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, “Uptown”, and part of Downtown.)
Abel Pacheco, Seattle City Councilmember for District 4. (Seattle City District 4 covers part of Fremont, most of Wallingford, and goes east to Lake Washington.)

Agenda

6:30 PM – Doors open / Member check-in for voting
7:00 PM – Welcome
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 (these six positions are all one year terms). The Past President position will be held by Miranda Berner and Treasurer, a two year term, is Paul Willumson. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. The present list of nominees is:
President: Jenny Ring-Perez
Vice President: Glenn Singer
Treasurer: Paul Willumson
Secretary: Mark JoHahnson
At Large Positions:
1. Jamie Lynn Bird
2. Ted Hunter
3. Donn Cave

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!

Membership

Reminder: To vote in the election, you must be a current member for 2019. Two years ago, we moved to a calendar year membership cycle. If you joined or renewed your membership before May 1, 2019, then you are eligible to vote.
Click here to Renew or Join.

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Annual Meeting (Original Notice), Wednesday May 15

Wednesday May 15, 2019, 7:00 PM.
WCC member check-in for voting: 6:30 PM.


The Wallingford Community Council (WCC) will hold its Annual Membership Meeting and Election of Officers on Wednesday May 15, 2019, at 7:00 PM. In the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Program

Guest Speaker: Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Councilmember for District 4. (King County District 4 covers most of Wallingford from west of 1st Ave NE, the remainder of Northwest Seattle, Magnolia, Queen Anne, South Lake Union, “Uptown”, and part of Downtown.)

Agenda

6:30 PM – Doors open / Member check-in for voting.
7:00 PM – Welcome.
7:05 PM – Election of Officers.
7:30 PM – Program.

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!

Have you renewed for 2019?

Reminder: To vote in the election, you must be a current member for 2019. Two years ago, we moved to a calendar year membership cycle. If you joined or renewed your membership after November 2018, then your membership is valid for all of 2019. To be eligible to vote in the May election, you must renew or join no later than April 30, 2019.
Click here to Renew or Join.

If you would like to be considered for nomination to an Officer position, please send a message describing your interest, and your past level of involvement with the neighborhood and the WCC to communications@wallingfordcc.orgno later than May 1.

Please note: There is no Monthly Meeting on Wednesday May 1.

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Monthly Meeting, Wednesday February 6

Time: 7 PM.
Location: Room 202 of the Good Shepherd Center, 4659 Sunnyside Ave N.

Agenda:

  • Welcome / Call to Order.
  • Special Guest: Jesseca Brand, from the City of Seattle, explains the City’s Racial & Social Justice Equity Lens. What it is and how the city uses it.
  • Committee reports.
  • Announcements:
    • The next Monthly Meeting will be Wednesday March 6, 7 PM.
    • Public Hearing on the Mandatory Housing Affordability legislation. Thursday February 21, 5:30 PM at Seattle City Hall. Please plan to attend and voice your concerns.
    • This year’s Annual Meeting will be Wednesday May 15.
    • Time to renew your Wallingford Community Council (WCC) membership! In 2017, the WCC moved to a calendar year membership. You can join at any time throughout the year. Please renew or join now!
  • Good of the Order (anything people want to bring up).
  • Adjourn.