Meet Your New Neighborhood Council Members May 5th from 10am-12pm @ Ercolini Park

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Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Map as of April 2019

What makes a neighborhood? Some would say the people, the families, their furry companions, the businesses, and the sense of community built within the space the neighbors frequent. For those wondering, our Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood currently officially includes the boundaries as shown below in case you were wondering.



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Have questions? Let us know by sending us an email at or join our new neighborhood Facebook Group and start a conversation here:


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Special Meeting to Elect New Officers Will Be Held November 29

Please mark your calendars right now for a special election meeting of the Genesee-Schmitz Neighborhood Council, to be held next Thursday, November 29, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Great American Diner (in the back room), 4752 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. [The restaurant has kindly offered us the use of this space, and they ask that meeting attendees consider ordering a drink, appetizer, dessert, or dinner in exchange.]

The main purpose of the meeting is to elect new officers to the Executive Committee, since most of the current officers have been serving for several years and are ready to step down. We will also have brief updates on the 48th & Charlestown Park property and possibly the Urban Homestead Foundation effort to acquire the old Dakota Substation property at 50th & Dakota.

We are pleased to say we have a full slate of candidates for the election. Anyone else who wishes to run for a position may do so by notifying us ASAP at Please provide your name, phone number, email address, and the name of the position you wish to run for. Candidates may also be nominated from the floor at the meeting.

Proposed Slate of Officers:
President                            Molly Magnifico
Co-Vice President             Nicole McCullough
Co-Vice President             Judy Croteau
Secretary                             Pam Phillips
Treasurer                            Bob Yeasting (returning)
Recording Secretary         Laurie Matthews

Questions? Please email us at

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing many of you at the meeting!

Kerrie Schurr
Communications Chair

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Seattle University is administering the citywide 2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is accessible at from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. Please circulate this information to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the information on your social media. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today.

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Important Sound Transit Meeting Tonight!

Hello Neighbors–Here is an important message from Sound Transit, received just this morning. FYI, news reports say that West Seattle will not get light rail until 2022 under the plan to be discussed tonight. There will be another meeting on Thursday night (see info below) if you can’t make it this evening.

Kerrie Schurr, Communications Chair




The meeting is at West Seattle High School from 5:30 to 7:30 with a presentation at 6:00 (

Metro will also be there tonight to talk about their long-range vision (

And if you would like to get more involved with bringing light rail to West Seattle, The West Seattle Transportation Coalition’s April monthly meeting is this Thursday, April 28, at High Point Neighborhood House at 6:30 ( Sound Transit will be joining us for more discussion about ST3.

We look forward to seeing you this week.

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition

Move the people!

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Spring Gardening Sales

Ready to spruce up your yard with some new plants–which helps beautify the neighborhood? Or perhaps you wish to grow more of your own food–and share extras with hungry neighbors? Here are a couple of garden sales we have received word of that you might wish to check out:

  • Westside Plant and Garden Art Sale at Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation here in West Seattle on the weekend of April 30 and May 1. Visit the plant sale website at for more information.
  • Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market! Sat. and Sun., May 7 and 8 at UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle. All plant sale details and tickets for the Preview Party fundraiser on May 6 are found at Rain or shine, King County Master Gardeners hope to see you and help you start the best garden ever this year.

We also wanted to share a comprehensive list of garden sales we found on the website of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library/University of Washington Botanic Gardens:

Happy Gardening! (It’s good for you and the neighborhood!)


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