About GSNC

GSNC – Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council –  is a group of neighbors working together to actively improve the area they live in.  GSNC also represents the local community’s interest on district and Seattle issues. GSNC is an official Seattle Neighborhood Council.

Are you living in the GSNC neighborhood?   Check this map!  Anyone can keep informed by signing up to get email updates.

These are the officers and key positions of the Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council:

  • President: Mary Fleck
  • Vice President: (vacant)
  • Secretary: Melissa Pemberton
  • Treasurer: Bob Yeasting
  • Membership Chair: Karen Lyons
  • Communications Chair: Kerrie Schurr
  • Garden Committee: Janet Jones


Seattle’s neighborhood councils make a difference!  They serve as a national model for community involvement and influence.  The Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council represents a large group of people, which means that we can more effectively get information, accomplish things, and influence city council, departmental, and mayoral decisions on issues that matter to our neighborhood.  We join a vibrant and active group of surrounding and nearby neighborhood councils in West Seattle:  Admiral, Alaska Junction, Alki, Fauntleroy, Fairmount, Morgan Junction, and Roxbury-Westwood-Arbor Heights.  Collectively, they form the Southwest District Council, which represents the western half of West Seattle and has an even larger voice.