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WELCOME TO THE NW DISTRICT COUNCIL

The Northwest District Council is an organization of vibrant neighborhood groups working hard to keep this district a great place to work, play, visit, and live. The efforts of our active local neighborhood councils make living here the best it can be, ensuring neighborhood schools, libraries, parks, roads, utilities, and other amenities are maintained and enhanced for the health, safety, and enjoyment of all. The NW District Council works with other Districts, the City of Seattle, and state and regional entities to make life better for everyone. For more information on the purpose of the NW District Council, see the right hand column on this page. Click here to view a printable version of our by-laws.

PEOPLE'S ACADEMY FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (PACE) IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The People's Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) is a civic leadership development program designed to build the skills of emerging community leaders. During the 12-month program, 26 emerging leaders (18 years and up) will learn hands-on strategies for community building, inclusive engagement, and accessing government from experts in the field. PACE has a strong focus on Seattle's community and neighborhood organizations, and the city's governmental structure and processes.

Apply if you are interested in being one of our city's future leaders!

Sessions are taught by facilitators from community and nonprofit organizations and city departments, and are held on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30-9 p.m. at Seattle University, beginning Sept. 2015 and going through May 2016. From May through August 2016, participants will work with neighborhood groups to plan, engage in, and implement community projects. Click here to learn more and/or apply online. Tuition is $100, payable after acceptance into the program. Tuition assistance is available.

For more information email Wendy Watson or call her at 206-684-0719.

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NW District Scenes

Dunn Gardens
Beautiful Dunn Gardens in Broadview.
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Past winners of the Chili Rama in Haller Lake.

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View of Puget Sound from Broadview and Carkeek park.

COMING SOON TO TAPROOT THEATRE:

Jeeves Intervenes

Runs May 15– June 20 and previews May 13 & 14. Adapted by Margaret Raether.

P.G. Wodehouse is back on the Taproot stage!

Gertrude is eager to marry Bertie; Eustace is eager to marry Gertrude; and Aunt Agatha and Uncle Rupert are eager to see their nephews at the altar.

While the scheming young men race to disaster the quick-witted Jeeves must devise their rescue. This delicious comedy is based on P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves and the Hardboiled Egg.

Purchase your tickets now!

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NW DistrictCouncil Purpose

The purpose of the Northwest District Council is:

to provide a forum for community business and residential groups located in the NW district council area to strengthen the neighborhoods, share ideas, provide planning, solve common problems, and promote the responsiveness of our local government;

to work together for the benefit and improvement of the neighborhoods in order to enhance community livability;

to establish and maintain contacts with government agencies, the business community, churches, schools, and other private and public organizations;

to inform people of plans and actions affecting the neighborhoods and to encourage citizen participation.;

to address issues which may affect neighborhood livability. These include, but are not limited to land use, zoning, housing, human resources, social and recreational opportunities, open space and parks, environmental quality, crime prevention, pedestrian safety, traffic and transportation;

to make recommendations on government policies and City funding including, but not limited to Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Fund Projects and Neighborhood Street Fund/Cumulative Reserve Fund applications that affect the Northwest District and/or its member neighborhoods.

to send a representative to the City Neighborhood Council

NW District Council Officers

NW District Council Chair
Eugene Wasserman
NW District Council Secretary
Peter House
CNC Representative
Kris Lethin
NW District Coordinator
Thomas Whittemore

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Updated May 16, 2015
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