Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights council chooses leaders, agrees on ‘areas of concern’

May 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm | In Neighborhoods, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

West Seattle’s newest neighborhood council – launched in February – has chosen leaders and set priorities, meeting tonight for the 4th time. Thanks to Joe Szilagyi – the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights Community Council‘s newly chosen secretary – for sharing notes from the meeting. You can read them in their entirety here. Toplines:

Leadership chosen for the group’s first year – in addition to Szilagyi as secretary, chair Amanda Helmick and a to-be-filled treasurer’s position.

The neighborhoods’ principal areas of concern were outlined as: Metro Transit; SDOT, safety, and infrastructure improvements; community outreach; crime; business outreach. They’ll be looking for members for committees focused on the community, city infrastructure, Metro issues, and group leadership.

There’s a more-detailed list of topics in the full meeting notes – which, again, are here. The council also plans to work on setting up a website at wwrhah.org, which currently redirects to the Facebook group that’s been the hub of WWRHAH online discussion in the early going. And Metro will be the central topic for its next meeting; WWRHAH meets on the first Tuesday of the month, so that will be June 4th, more details to come.


  1. WSB: Could you kindly post a copy of the meeting minutes, especially those pertaining to Metro. The links in your current article require one to be a member of Facebook in order to view. Since the Council should be a public group, perhaps they could post the notes without requiring Facebook membership to view. We are especially interested in Metro issues. Thank you,

    Comment by Iggy — 7:36 am May 8, 2013 #

  2. Hi Iggy,
    Last night we put in place an order of what’s most important to us – the passionate things. Metro was a 5 on a scale of 1-5. We then created a board and Committees based on those important things. Metro has it’s own Committee along with Community and Infrastructure. On June 4th, we’ve invited Metro to come talk to our group. What we would like to know what are the important issues to you in regards to Metro. However, more importantly, on May 14th, Metro is hosting a public forum. If you can’t make that, they have an on line commenting (a phone number to if you’d rather call).
    Please feel free to email us at wwrhah@gmail.com. We are looking for members and leaders on the different Committees. If you would like to join in, please let us know!
    Amanda Kay Helmick
    Chair WWRHAH CC

    Comment by Amanda — 8:34 am May 8, 2013 #


    Comment by Kara — 5:20 pm May 9, 2013 #

  4. Congratulations WWRHAH!

    Comment by Mike — 9:44 pm May 9, 2013 #

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