Lake City Community Center Open House

April 4, 2018 Open House 6:30PM-8PM

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites you to “Join us on April 4 for the Lake City Community Center Open House. Meet
Seattle Parks and Recreation staff, learn about our programs, ask
questions, provide feedback, and connect with our partners. We will have
fun activities for kids and light refreshments available.”

 

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Lake City Senior Meals Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Meal Program Needs You

From Darcy at Hunger Intervention Program
We are so excited to expand our senior meal program, but we can’t do it alone. We need a volunteers to fill a variety of positions to provide more hot, nutritious meals to North Seattle seniors. Below are our greatest volunteer needs. If you don’t see something that is right for you, please forward these opportunities to a friend or neighbor who might be… our need is great! And don’t forget that every volunteer shift includes a delicious, made-from-scratch lunch as a small token of our gratitude.  

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2018 City Budget

Over $6 Million in New Investments for District 5

On November 21st, the City Council voted to approve the 2018 City budget. Below are a list of investments both in D5 and City wide that Council member Juarez shared in a recent email. In addition, our advocacy to bring the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program to the North Precinct took a huge leap forward. While the funding goal was not quite achieved for LEAD, there is still $750K identified to bring this extremely important program to North Seattle. Thank you to all who helped write letters in support of the Community Center and LEAD expansion.

District 5 – New Investments = $6,274,910

 Lake City Community Center Rebuild  $5,000,000
 Hubbard Homestead Park neighborhood planning  $35,000
 Sound Generation: Expansion of the Lake City and Northgate   “Senior Center Without Wall”  $60,000
 Aurora Commons: Expansion of outreach and drop-in services  $60,000
 Sweetened Beverage Tax – Increase funding for food banks*  $369,910
 Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Expansion to SPD   North Precinct  $750,000

*Some of this funding will also be used to support food banks in other Council Districts

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Q & A with Diane Haugen, Community Connector

 

Q&A with Diane Haugen, former director of the Lake City Community Center and the Chamber of Commerce

Moving on to New Things

Diane Haugen, former Chamber and Community Center Director

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.

The Lake City Community Center is located at 12531 28th Ave NE next to the library.

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”

New Full Service Community Center in LC Needs You

Message from Council Member Juarez’s Office

We need your help. There has been a new development in the City’s budget process that leads to potential negative implications for the Lake City Community Center rebuild.
The new budget chair, Councilmember Lisa Herbold, has signaled she may reallocate some of the Lake City Community Center’s funds to other projects. She is considering this reallocation because the Parks department has indicated they would not spend all of the funds in 2018. However, we know that any movement backwards threatens the future success of the project. We need the entire funding to remain in place. Please contact Councilmember Herbold to ensure the project receives the full $5M committed in the Mayor’s 2018 budget.
Councilmember Juarez will be discussing funding for the project at the Budget Committee meeting Friday afternoon. We want to show there is a united effort behind this project. Please start contacting Councilmember Herbold’s office at 3pm this Friday, 10/13 and through the weekend to let her know its imperative we maintain the full funding commitment of $5M in the Mayor’s budget for a new Lake City Community Center.
Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s Office
Please share this information with your neighbors and friends.
Contact Sabrina Bolieu with questions: 206-684-8805