Chuck Dickey Was the Definition of Civic Dedication
Our Friend and Neighbor, Chuck Dickey, passed away peacefully at home this last week shortly after his 86th birthday. He was the model of dedication and service to Community. While we will be posting more information about his life in the days to come, I wanted to share just a bit about him and encourage others to do the same.
Chuck will never be replaced in our Community and everyone that knew him will miss his love of Lake City, his commitment to the neighborhood and his infectious laugh. Whether Chuck was stocking planters, organize clean up crews, hanging flags along LCW, venturing out to the pumpkin patch to pick up pumpkins for local families or working with the Lion’s Club on their many efforts in the Community, Chuck stayed busy.
I site Chuck as one of the primary reasons I got involved in the Community about seven years ago. Chuck was going door to door in the neighborhood to let people know there was a public meeting happening in Lake City. That was when I first really talked to Chuck about his work in the neighborhood and he helped me to realize that Lake City needed to be better connected. I had the honor to work alongside Chuck on graffiti removal (Chuck stored gallons upon gallons of paint for this purpose), planting flowers in LCW planters with local youth and several clean ups. Whenever I ran into him he had ideas on how to address challenges and work to make things better. I had the good fortune to spend time with Chuck talking about Lake City and his life on several occasions and I will miss him greatly as will the Lake City Community.
If you would like to share a picture or story about Chuck Dickey please send it along to Director@lakecityfuturefirst.org as we will be creating a page on the enjoylakecity.org in his honor.
Addressing Lost Shopping Carts is Just a Phone Call Away
Shopping carts are expensive loses for local retailers and they are glad when they are able to retrieve those that go missing and left abandoned in the community. The below phone numbers for local Lake City retailers that often have lost carts are provided below. If you seen an abandoned shopping cart, please consider calling the appropriate number once you have identified where the cart is from and be prepared to provide the approximate location of the cart.
Bartell Drugs (206) 362-7571
Fred Meyer. (206) 440-2400 (Press 2 for Departments then press 7 to speak to store representative)
Safeway (206) 306-0504
Value Village (206) 365-8232
2017 Here We Come!
Lake City Future First is proud of our accomplishments and the leaps forward in 2016. It has been an honor and a privilege to be in the position of Director for just over a year now. We believe we have seen great benefit in having increased our capacity.
Earlier this year we listened as Mayor Murray identified Lake City as the pilot neighborhood to work with the newly organized Office of Community Planning and Development. While Lake City continues to work with the City to develop and understand this new model, we know that the City has recognized our community as one that needs support. Lake City is poised for a great deal of growth and now is the time to get involved.
Following is a short list of projects that we are particularly proud of for 2016:
- With neighborhood partners the Children’s Home Society of Washington and the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance we applied for and received a $100K planning grant. The effort has been branded “Imagine Lake City Together”.
Continue reading “Director’s Review of 2016”
Sunday July 31st Clean Up
We will meet at the Lake City Post Office
From there we will head east to LCW and west to 28th NE on NE 127th, north up 30th NE and east and west on NE 130th. Continue reading “What Are Your Neighbors Doing?”