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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.


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NEWS ITEMS


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

NW NEWS BITS FOR JUNE 3, 2016
by Thomas Whittemore,
Dept of Neighborhoods
Click here for NW News Bits

GLCC 2016 BOARD ELECTIONS NOTICE

Report of Nominating Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the nominating committee is to identify candidates for the Green Lake Community Council board prior to elections, and to provide a report to be published to the Green Lake Community Council website at least ten days prior to the July elections, which will be held on July 13, 2016.

Committee: Mary Muller, nominated by the Chair, Michael Cornell

Process: The elections were announced at the May general meeting. Additionally, the elections are posted on the GLCC website, as well as on NextDoor Green Lake.

Candidates: The following candidates have indicated an interest in serving on the board:

Chair: Forrest Corbett

Vice Chair: None

Secretary: None

Treasurer: Karen Schurr

Members at Large: Garet Munger, Ellen Hewitt, Michael Cornell, Lisa Steubing

Undeclared Position: Rebecca Terry, Sherry Carr (as reported by another board member)

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MEETINGS

REGULARLY SCHEDULED GREEN LAKE MEETINGS

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
Seattle

GLCC MEETING AT 7 PM WEDNESDAY MAY 11, 2016 AT THE HEARTHSTONE - FOCUS ON HALA - PRESENTATION AND COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

The primary focus of the May meeting will be a presentation by Seattle city personnel about the progress and current status of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda. Because this subject is so important to neighborhood residents, this meeting will mainly consist of this presentation.

A big part of this presentation will be getting feedback from YOU, the Green Lake residents, on the HALA provisions such as increasing density, upzoning single family properties to multi-family zoning, reducing parking and raising property taxes in an effort to make Seattle more affordable for more people.

We will also be discussing the July election of new board members and officers of Green Lake Community Council. If you are interested in what happens in your Green Lake neighborhood and would like to help work toward making Green Lake the best neighborhood it can possibly be, consider running for Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer or Member at Large.

Green Lake Community Council meets every second Wednesday of odd-numbered months in the chapel at The Hearthstone. The Hearthstone is the only high-rise on Green Lake and is at 6720 East Green Lake Way North. All are invited to attend. Walking, cycling, carpooling, Ubering and riding the bus to the meetings are encouraged.

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Updated June 28, 2016


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