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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Green Lake Branch Library
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N
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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
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
Treasurer: Karen Schurr
at Large: Garet Munger, Ellen Hewitt, Michael Cornell, Lisa Steubing
Undeclared Position: Rebecca Terry, Sherry Carr (as reported by
another board member)
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
Board room, main floor
6720 E. Green Lake Way N
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.