November 2019

White Center Summit will convene Dec. 7 at Evergreen High School

Housing, Health, Economic Development, and Community Building will be discussed

The White Center Summit will be on December 7th, the first Saturday of December at Evergreen High School located at 830 SW 116th.

The summit will center on four priority areas that Communities of Opportunity focuses on; .

There will be updates on these 4 buckets of work, define issue areas around housing as it connects to all three of the other focuses. The program will define solutions with community members—solutions we can participate in as individuals, as a larger community, and solutions to recommend to local government.

There will be two breakout sessions. One will be centered around housing and how it relates to health and education. The other breakout session will be around housing and economic development.

Interpreters in languages: Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Khmer, and Cham.

Breakfast, lunch, and childcare provided.


Menashe family lights mark the holiday season truly getting underway

What takes seven men, seven days, at 10 hours a day to create? If you said the Menashe family Christmas light display you know your West Seattle history. 

This week the largest display in West Seattle and one of the more impressive displays anywhere got underway again with a goal of being complete for Dec. 1. They will mark that date with a 6pm illumination if you want to be there at 5605 Beach Drive SW.

Two years ago (three actually since they film the show a year ahead) they were featured on the ABC special series The Great Christmas Light Fight but did not win. Still they went all out decorating the backyard too.


Mayor Durkan announces $471,337 awarded to 20 organizations for community-initiated projects

information from the City of Seattle

Congratulations to 20 community organizations awarded grants from Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund. These funds will go toward projects created and implemented by Seattle groups and organizations. The grants range from $13,950 to $25,000, and organizations have pledged a total of $789,312 to match their awards through local cash donations, volunteer hours, donated materials, and in-kind professional services.


$100k for homeless bus tickets included in supplemental King County budget

information from King County Council

King County programs that provide family reunification through bus tickets and other ground transportation for people experiencing homelessness will get another $100,000 in funding through a supplemental budget proviso championed by Councilmember Reagan Dunn. The funding was approved Wednesday by the King County Council as part of King County’s Supplemental Budget.


Top Hat pot shop robbed; Police seeking public help

The King County Sheriff's office stated that shortly before closing at midnight on November 18night,  four armed males with handguns entered the Star 21 International Pot Shop located in the 11000 block of 1st Ave South in the Top Hat neighborhood.

Employees said the suspects fired shots into the air prior to entering the business.

The suspects told the employees to lay on the ground at gun point and then looted cannabis and cash.

A full search including K9 patrol yeilded no results. Police said it was likely a vehicle was parked nearby facilitating the getaway.

If you have information regarding this crime you are urged to call 911.


Public input sought on trail improvements & wayfinding on Brandon and Findlay streets

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation on a community walk and provide your ideas for creating improved pedestrian connections in Delridge.

Look for the Seattle Parks and Recreation tent and join in this community input opportunity event.

Input Opportunity
Saturday December 7, 2019
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Greg Davis Park
Corner of 26th Ave SW & SW Brandon St 
Seattle, 98106
Download the event poster

Area of Focus