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”.
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?”
The World is Our Canvas
Do you know who painted those colorful murals around the Lake City Community Center? At the request of the community, and thanks in large part to efforts spearheaded by Chuck Dickey – a Lake City resident, volunteer, community advocate, and Chamber and Lion’s Club member – the Lake City Mural Arts Project employed 30+ Seattle Community Court defendants doing court-ordered community service to design and produce these beautiful public artworks in late 2009. The theme of the mural facing Albert Davis Park reflects the history and character of Lake City.
The next time you stroll by, take a moment to pause, look closely, and appreciate the vision, care, and elbow grease given by so many people.
Read Seattle Community Court News, December 2009 (PDF) for project details (page 2), including awesome step-by-step photos that show the artists at every stage of work (page 9) and the dedication ceremony (page 8).