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WELCOME TO THE NW DISTRICT COUNCIL

The Northwest District Council is an organization of vibrant neighborhood groups working hard to keep this district a great place to work, play, visit, and live. The efforts of our active local neighborhood councils make living here the best it can be, ensuring neighborhood schools, libraries, parks, roads, utilities, and other amenities are maintained and enhanced for the health, safety, and enjoyment of all. The NW District Council works with other Districts, the City of Seattle, and state and regional entities to make life better for everyone. For more information on the purpose of the NW District Council, see the right hand column on this page. Click here to view a printable version of our by-laws.

DON MATCHING FUND WORKSHOPS

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting three workshops for community groups interested in learning more about our Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). This year, NMF will award 3.2 million dollars to community-led projects.

NMF has two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund.

The Community Partnership Fund provides funding up to $100,000 with two more opportunities to apply in 2017. The next Community Partnership Fund deadline for applications is Monday, June 26 at 5 p.m. The Small Sparks Fund provides funding up to $5,000 per project, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Each workshop includes an overview of the program requirements and application process. Workshops are 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. RSVP at 206-733-9916 or go online to Survey Monkey. The dates and locations are:

Tuesday, April 18 - Yesler Community Center Multi-Purpose Room (917 East Yesler Way, 98122)
Wednesday, May 17 - Greenwood Senior Center (525 N 85th St, 98103)
Thursday, June 1 - Columbia City Library, Columbia Room (4721 Rainier Ave S, 98118)

Over 5,000 projects have been done since this program began in 1988. To learn more visit their website. If you have questions call 206-233-0093 or email them.

DEPT OF NEIGHBORHOODS NEWSLETTER – FOR APRIL 18, 2017

News About Seattle Happenings -
Join Us for Our Upcoming Housing Affordability & Livability Open Houses
People’s Academy for Community Engagement Now Accepting Applications
Sign-up for a P-Patch Community Garden Plot in Select Neighborhoods
Serve on the New Seattle Renters’ Commission: Apply by May 1

Click here to see all the news
  in a convenient web version. Get ready to mark your calendar!

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NW District Scenes

Dunn Gardens
Beautiful Dunn Gardens in Broadview.
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Past winners of the Chili Rama in Haller Lake.

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View of Puget Sound from Broadview and Carkeek park.

COMING SOON TO TAPROOT THEATRE:

Evidence of Things Unseen by Katie Forgette
Runs Mar 29–Apr 29, 2017 “Lord, give us strength and guide us –” “Jane. If faith is the evidence of things unseen, then why are we all so certain of the truth? Unexpected circumstances find sisters Jane and Abigail taking care of their bird-watching father. As they struggle with grief, loss and their opposing beliefs, they discover that the truth sometimes finds you.

Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers and M. St. Clare Byrne
Runs May 17-June 17, 2017
“Speaking for his lordship and myself, we are accustomed to corpses.” Newlyweds Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane discover a body in the basement of their country honeymoon hideaway – murder or accident? Alibi or lie? While the supporting cast of characters complicate this confusing case, Peter and Harriet must decide if the pursuit of truth outweighs the pursuit of happiness.
A Dorothy L. Sayers murder mystery

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NW DistrictCouncil Purpose

The purpose of the Northwest District Council is:

to provide a forum for community business and residential groups located in the NW district council area to strengthen the neighborhoods, share ideas, provide planning, solve common problems, and promote the responsiveness of our local government;

to work together for the benefit and improvement of the neighborhoods in order to enhance community livability;

to establish and maintain contacts with government agencies, the business community, churches, schools, and other private and public organizations;

to inform people of plans and actions affecting the neighborhoods and to encourage citizen participation.;

to address issues which may affect neighborhood livability. These include, but are not limited to land use, zoning, housing, human resources, social and recreational opportunities, open space and parks, environmental quality, crime prevention, pedestrian safety, traffic and transportation;

to make recommendations on government policies and City funding including, but not limited to Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Fund Projects and Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund applications that affect the Northwest District and/or its member neighborhoods.

to send a representative to the City Neighborhood Council

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