Imagine Lake City Together

Next Community Conversation June 28th – 6:30-8pm

You are invited to join Lake City Future First on Wednesday, June 28, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle for a Community Conversation about the neighborhood planning project, Imagine Lake City Together. Free food will be provided by from Jose’s Taqueria, 12336 Lake City Way NE Seattle, WA 98125.

Imagine Lake City Together, is a neighborhood planning project led by the Children’s Home Society of Washington, Lake City Future First and Lake City Neighborhood Alliance. In June 2016, the project received a $100,000 Neighborhood Planning Grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support the creation of a strategy to help improve the quality of life for children and families in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. The comprehensive revitalization plan will cover community needs ranging from affordable housing, social services, green spaces, economic development and social cohesion. Imagine Lake City Together intends to apply for implementation funding of over a million dollars in 2017.

The June 28th Community Conversation will outline the draft plan, which was developed over the past year through a process that engaged over 500 Lake City residents through surveys, assessments, focus groups, and input about parks, social services, transportation, children and youth programming, senior services, education, public safety, immigrants and refugees, and more. Attendees will review the draft and have an opportunity to help make Lake City an even better place to live, learn, work and play.

“This is not a plan that should just sit on a shelf. It needs community members’ voices and energy to move it forward and improve the quality of life in Lake City for all,”





Petition to Fund Aging Parks Facilities

The Lake City Neighborhood Alliance Sponsors Petition to Fund Aging Parks Facilities

LCNA is sponsoring this petition to FUND OUR AGING PARK FACILITIES. The petition urges the Board of Commissioners of the Seattle Park District (all City Council Members) to consider LCNA’s request for a new, full-service, Parks-operated community center. This effort is being done concurrently with the Green Lake Community Center group who is also sponsoring a petition to have the Seattle Park District fund aging community centers and pools and to abandon use of privatization.

Petition Link

Imagine Lake City Together

Come & Review the Draft Plan

The Children’s Home Society of Washington acting as the senior partner along with the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance and Lake City Future First applied for and received a $100,000 planning grant. The effort was branded Imagine Lake City Together. Over the next ten months the leadership team, our Imagine Steering Committee, BDS Planning and a group of dedicated Volunteers engaged with over 500 Lake City Community Members to identify needs and priorities for our neighborhood. Through resident satisfaction surveys, focus groups (with seniors, people experiencing homelessness, English language learners, business owners, youth, families with young children, service providers and other residents) in addition to a parcel analysis of over 1,400 properties we are ready to report back on what we heard from the Community.

Come and and lend your voice and your energy as we look to applying for implementation funds to enhance the lives of all who live, work and play in Lake city

June 28th – 6:30-8pm – Lake City Community Center

Q&A with Roy Ovenell, Owner of Roy A. Ovenell Insurance Agency, Inc.

Q&A with Roy Ovenell, Owner of Roy A. Ovenell Insurance Agency, Inc.

Covering Risks and Taking Risks

Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently visited Roy Ovenell at his agency on Lake City Way to talk about the upcoming Car Show, the insurance business and a few fun adventures.

Roy Ovenell, Owner of Ovenell Insurance Agency

ELC: Can you talk a little about the Lake City Car Show and how you got involved in it?

This year, the Car Show is on Sunday, August 6 in the Bank of America parking lot during the Salmonfest street fair. We have a lot of regular attendees who have come for years. I helped out 10 to 15 years with a series of people who ran it. Eventually they all moved on and so I was kind of the last guy standing, so now I do the Car Show! I like to serve the community and this is one thing I do. Last year we had about 40 cars, but we could accommodate 70.

The Lake City Car Show has 40 plus cars to view.

We have room for all kinds of cars, vintage all the way up to the present – trucks, military vehicles, commercial type vehicles and special interests. So if somebody buys a brand new fancy car, bring it in!

ELC: Have there been any rare vehicles in the show?

One was a 1955 Mercedes 300 SL which was the first real sports car that used the gull wing. Very unique car, not very practical to drive, worth a fair amount. It was pretty cool to have that at the show. Continue reading “Q&A with Roy Ovenell, Owner of Roy A. Ovenell Insurance Agency, Inc.”