LCFF Thanks All of You Who Joined Us and Helped Support a Great Year of Community Conversations
LCFF wrapped up our Community Conversations with a wonderful celebration including great food from Kaffeeklatsch and Manila Manila, the lovely piano work of John Garlington and the honoring of a few well deserving individuals. Several of our past Community Conversation participants were on hand to answer questions and engage with attendants.
In addition to a wrap up of the 2017 Community Conversation we also gave out awards to some of our stellar community members.
Sandy Motzer, LCNA chair, awarded Peggy Hernandez the “Chuck Dickey” Community Service award for all the amazing work Peggy has done in the Community.
LCFF awarded our “Small Business of the Year” award to Annie Stocker of Two Dog Yoga. LCFF also recognized the outstanding commitment and dedication of Molly Burke of the Lake City Farmer’s Market.
Please be on the look out for our Community Conversations in 2018 as we continue our dedication to informing, engaging and empowering the Lake City Community.
LCFF is proud to post this article by local youth, Alanna Ramirez, as part of our hope to provide the personal stories and observations of those who call Lake City “home”.
Title: Knowing Reality – by Alanna ramirez
“For years the beauty industry has influenced many trends and beauty secrets; whether that’s to curl your hair with soda cans, or learning how to clear a blemish overnight. This industry has become a huge platform to showcase standards of beauty among many different races and cultures. Although this can be seen as a good way to inspire and educate young individuals, the beauty world has become a blindfold to cover up the true meaning of what beauty is. Especially towards women of color being affected by the racism and fake body image standards they are expected to obtain.
Join neighbors in a celebration of YOUR community. Lake City Future First will present its final Community Conversation of 2017 with a FREE celebration complete with food, music and ways to engage in your Lake City community. Participants from past Conversations will be on-hand to share their programs and how you can get involved. Doors open at 6:30 pm at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle, with free food provided by Lake City restaurants.
Please bring a donation of socks, whole grain cereals, canned tuna, chicken, tomato sauces or peanut butter to support your neighbors via North Helpline.
Wednesday, December 16th – 6:30-8pm – Lake City Community Center
The Conversation is a great place to find out what local organizations are doing to improve Lake City and how you can volunteer to help their efforts. The following organizations will provide information about how to connect with your northeast Seattle community:
Hunger Intervention Program
Imagine Lake City
Lake City Farmers Market
Lake City Future First
Lake City Emergency Hub
Lake City Summer Festival
Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness
Lake City Youth Leadership Program
Mennonite Church/God’s Lil’ Acre
North Seattle Family Center
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Seattle Police Safe Place
Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation and
the Latino community of Lake City, for a wonderful
wintertime concert! Hot beverages and hand warmers
provided. Rain or shine. Dress for the weather and
Get ready to have some fun!
Volunteer support provided by Familias
Adelante and Lake City Young Leaders
CONCIERTO CON “EL MARIACHI MONARCAS”
3p.m. Parque Albert Davis
(Junto a la biblioteca de Lake City)
Seattle Parks and Recreation y la
comunidad latina de Lake City, ¡te
invitan a un maravilloso concierto de
Se ofrecerán bebidas calientes y calentadores para
manos. Llueva o truene. Vengan abrigados y alístense para
divertirse! Apoyo de voluntarios proporcionado por Familias Adelante y
Lake City Young Leaders ¿Sabías que en el 2011
la UNESCO inscribió al Mariachi en la Lista Representativa del Patrimonio Cultural
Inmaterial de la Humanidad?
Mayor Durkan Signs Executive Order to Establish Small Business Advisory Council
On November 30th, LCFF Executive Director along with LCFF Board Member and Kaffeeklatsch owner, Annette Heide-Jessen, joined new Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan as she singed legislation to create Seattle’s first Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC). The signing took place at Elliott Bay Book Company in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Mayor Durkan said that the new Council would help to ensure that small businesses have a role in informing policies and programs as well as access to resources. The council will provide input on impact of City decisions, make policy recommendations, and help increase access to tools and resources available to small businesses.
LCFF looks forward to working with the new Mayor and staff to ensure that issues and needs of our Lake City small businesses are being addressed.