GLCC Supports Relief Effort for Greenwood!

Today Green Lake Community Council Chairman Michael Cornell presented a check for $500.00 to the Lee Harper, Executive Director of Phinney Neighborhood Association for the Greenwood Disaster Relief Fund to help businesses and employees affected by this week's huge gas explosion in the heart of the historic, vibrant and important Greenwood neighborhood.

"Most of the businesses affected by the Greenwood explosion were local, independent, non-chain, non-franchise businesses. Independent businesses like these and the people who work there are big parts of the hearts and souls of Seattle's distinct neighborhoods. We must support them," Michael Cornell said. Insurance may be slow or reluctant to pay claims and may not help employees who are out of work until their places of business reopen. The Phinney Neighborhood Associate established the fund within hours of the Wednesday morning explosion that leveled three businesses and affected dozens of other neighborhood businesses and apartments.

Cornell and Green Lake Community Council have challenged other community councils, neighborhood associations and chambers of commerce to match or beat the donation from Green Lake. Checks for the relief fund can be made out to Phinney Neighborhood Association with "Greenwood disaster relief" in the memo, and sent to PNA-Greenwood Relief Fund, 6532 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103. Click here if you want a printable flier to distribute.

The Green Lake Community Council

The Green Lake Community Council (GLCC) is an organization dedicated to making Green Lake an even a better place for those of us who live here, who work here and who visit here, through our involvement, advocacy, sharing, and caring. That is our vision. See About Us for our mission statement and current activities.

Friends of Green Lake

With the overwhelming popularity of our lake, many people are concerned about maintaining the beauty and viability of the lake for future generations. The Friends of Green Lake, which started out as a part of the Community Council, are addressing the issues of algae, wildlife habitat, and growth of plants like milfoil. See the Friends of Green Lake home page for for more information about the Friends of Green Lake activities.

Green Lake Community Center

Community Center Information: (206) 684-0780 Address: 7201 E Green Lake Dr N, 98115. The Community Center's operating hours in 2014 are: Mon Thurs. 1:30 - 9 p.m., Friday 2 - 9 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sun Closed. The next holiday closures are Monday, May 25 - for Memorial Day and Friday, July 3 for Independence Day.


Check out all the Excitement at Genesee Park

Click here to find out what's happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on Seafair Weekend at Genessee Park at Lake Washington!



Green Lake Branch Library
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N


Images of Aging in Western Art

Bring your lunch, your questions and your knowledge for lively discussions about a topic of interest to you.
This month join art historian Rebecca Albiani for an engaging discussion about images of aging in Western Art. Known for her quick wit, informative commentary and deep knowledge of art history, Albiani lectures for the Frye Museum and other venues.

Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wannabes!) will be Thursday, August 11 at The Bridge at Village Cove
Time: 12 1:30 p.m.
Address: 6850 Woodlawn Ave NE Ste B

For more information call Susan at 206-524-4326 or email her at outreachvp at For a printable flier pdf, click here.


Report on Nominations

Ref Lindmark conducted the 2016 Elections, as Mary Muller, Nominations Committee Chair was unable to attend the meeting on July 13, 2016. Election results were as follows. The people attending the meeting unanimously elected the slate:

Chair: Forrest Corbett
Vice Chair: Julie Ann Kempf
Secretary (still vacant)
Treasurer: Lucy Lauterbach
Board Members At Large: Garet Munger, Ellen Hewitt, Michael Cornell, and Lisa Stuebing


From David Burgesser, Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods

The application deadline for PARK(ing) Day Plus+ and the Small Sparks grant for your project is TOMORROW, Aug. 5!

PARK(ing) Day Plus+ is the perfect time to make your dream mini-park or street improvement a reality. On September 16 and 17, groups from all around Seattle will be transforming parking spaces into temporary pop-up parks and street improvements to help generate a conversation about healthy, sustainable, and livable cities.

Check out SDOT's guidelines for easy-to-follow tips, For additional information about Seattle PARK(ing) Day, including application requirements, please visit the website.




Green Lake Community Council
GLCC meets at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of odd numbered months in The Hearthstone Chapel, main floor, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N Seattle

Friends of Green Lake meeting
FOGL now meets at 7:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month at The Hearthstone
Board room, main floor
6720 E. Green Lake Way N


Join Green Lake Community Council for our board election meeting this Wednesday July 13 at 7:00 p.m. at The Hearthstone

We will be electing new officers and board members. If you are interested in the Green Lake Community and would like to be a part of shaping the neighborhood, please attend and consider running for the board. Positions available are Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Board Member At-Large (several at-large positions available). All residents of the Green Lake neighborhood are encouraged to attend the meetings and are eligible to run for the board. Owners and managers of local neighborhood businesses are encouraged to get involved, as well.

Among other items discussed at our July 13 meeting will be current events at Friends of Green Lake, an update on the proposed building at 417 ne 72ND St. and more.

Neighbors calling for change along NE 65th Street. See #Fix 65th.

Status of and objection to the new apartment building proposed for 8228 Green Lake Drive North

Update from Friends of Green Lake which works hard to maintain the quality of the lake.

Two or more candidates for 43rd District State Representative introduce themselves and take questions. They are running for the position Brady Walkinshaw is vacating to run for Jim McDermott's congressional seat. If you live south of 75th Street in the Green Lake Neighborhood, you are probably in the 43rd District.

Other items of interest to the Green Lake neighborhood may be added.

Green Lake Community Council meets on the second Wednesday of odd-numbered months at The Hearthstone, 6720 East Green Lake Way North next to Nell's Restaurant. The Hearthstone is the only high-rise on Green Lake. Carpooling, walking, biking and transit options are encouraged since parking is limited, especially during summer months.



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