Join us for a Community Conversation on Arts and Culture in Lake City. Meet local artists who have been creating all the wonderful murals around Lake City, enjoy a live Peruvian dance performance and show your support to Coyote Central as they look to expand their programs for youth ages 10-15 in our neighborhood. There will be free food in addition to information from City departments on grant opportunities as well as a Lake City Collective outreach table. Don’t miss it!
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.
Q&A with Diane Haugen, former director of the Lake City Community Center and the Chamber of Commerce
Moving on to New Things
Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently visited Diane Haugen at a local restaurant to talk about a changing Lake City, the meaning of community, and the joy of Alpacas. The former Executive Director of the Lake City/North Seattle Chamber of Commerce and manager of the Lake City Community Center has moved on to new work in a different neighborhood, but says she feels she will always be part of the Lake City community.
ELC: How long did you work at the Chamber and the Community Center?
Ten years for the Chamber and five at the Community Center.
Do you miss Lake City?
I do miss the community. I drive through it every day though, and I’m not too far away, just in Meadowbrook. I go to restaurants in Lake City all the time so I really feel like I haven’t left.
ELC: What did you like best about the work?
I’ve met a lot of people and I have a lot of connections. I open windows for people. I like to put people together if they can help each other. At Chamber after hours, I’d find out what people needed — a caregiver, a salesman, etc.- and make introductions face to face. That is the part of the work that feeds me. Continue reading “Q & A with Diane Haugen, Community Connector”→
Thank you to the Lake City Communications Hub, SNAP, Neighborhood Block Watch and American Red Cross for presenting at the Community Conversation on Wednesday, November 15th. About 125 neighbors came out to get vital information and ask questions.
Thank you to Villa Verdi for providing the delicious food and to all the volunteers who helped make this important evening a success.
For those of you who were not able to make it or did not pick up the handouts, below you will find three very useful documents from the presentation: