|Weds., September 27, 2017All HPAC meetings are held at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106 on the 4th Wednesday of the month (from Jan – June & Sept – October)
Doors open at 6:30 – Meeting from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Engagement with Community Resources
Lt. Ron Smith, Seattle Police Department:
Reviewing current crime stats and responding to current concerns/issues
Meet Judie and Phil from Westside Neighbors Network, WNN
Westside Neighbors Network is a nonprofit corporation started by a group of West Seattle neighbors working together to create a village on the westside. We envision our village as a network of neighbors who come together to create and sustain community. Our goal is to nurture a lively and engaged multigenerational community that celebrates and supports positive aging.
The village model began in Boston and has been replicated many times throughout the country. Three other village organizations are already in place in Seattle and several other neighborhoods are planning theirs.
“We envision our village as a network of neighbors who come together to create and sustain community,” said founding member Judie Messier. “Our goal is to nurture a lively and engaged multigenerational community that celebrates and supports positive aging.”
HPAC Executive Committee Updates:
- Finances, decisions, and requests
- Highland Park Way Project Update
- Bylaws Review and Update – sub committee to meet in Nov & Dec
- New Meeting Format for 2018
Help HPAC update our Bylaws – Looking for members for short term committee
It has been a number of years, 13 to be exact, since HPAC Bylaws have been reviewed and updated.
We hope to have 2-3 meetings in Nov and Dec, in which members review current bylaws, suggest areas for revision, addition, and/or change and then assign section to be drafted with the goal to have updated bylaws to be presented and voted at our Jan 2018 meeting. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation of New Meeting Format and Working Committees
Starting in February 2018
Meetings will be divided into two parts:
- 7 – 7:45p – Community Presentations
- 7:45p – 8:30p – Working Committees Meet
Draft Working Committees
1) Neighborhood Infrastructure- this committee will address issues of streets/sidewalks, transit, crosswalks, HP/SWHolden/curb cuts, traffic signals: key responsibilities can include applying for Neighborhood funding, developing campaigns, outreaching to City departments, educating policy makers.
2) Neighborhood Engagement – this committee will address issues of community engagement including safety/crime/SPD, encampments, SPU, beautification, parks, trails, trash, events, and environmental issues: key responsibilities can include applying for Neighborhood funding, coalition building with other neighborhood groups, outreaching to City departments, developing projects, and engaging neighbors.
- To identify, represent, and advocate views of the Highland Park neighborhood on issues of infrastructure, civic engagement, equality and quality of life through a community development process;
- Know the structure and purpose of City government by learning the decision‐making process and influence elected officials, City departments and members of the public on the issues.
- Celebrate success
Community Development Process: To identify the issues, discuss each one and agree on the priority. Sort the issues into short‐term or long‐term projects and begin to evaluate how your committee would like to approach each issue. Develop activities, strategies, and outcomes for each project. Plan and implement activities. Recruit volunteers, engage neighbors, and educate policy makers.
How to get involved? Come to HPAC meetings and/or email email@example.com