West Seattle Junction Neighborhood Organization to re-launch

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The neighborhood council for the areas at the epicenter of West Seattle’s major changes is getting ready to re-launch. The Junction Neighborhood Organization – JuNO – has been dormant a while for a variety of reasons, but is getting ready to re-launch – and making this call for involvement:

Do you live in the West Seattle Urban Hub? Do you love West Seattle and envision a beautiful Junction and Triangle community?

If yes, then you can join your West Seattle Junction Neighborhood Organization: JuNO!

JuNO is a community group from the Alaska Junction and Triangle neighborhoods who volunteer to make this neighborhood the best to live, work, and play in!

In 5 years, will we still have parades, street fairs, and Halloween at the Junction? Will we have enough parks and green space with the new developments? How can parking and beautification be addressed with the City? Can we preserve our community feel and manage density and development? JuNO is a neighborhood advocacy group that provides a voice for sensible growth. Join JuNO and be a part of shaping our growing community!

7/16 – Pre-Launch Meeting
Seeking interested individuals to be actively involved on the board and on committees … we will be forming a new leadership team for 2013!

7/23 – First Juno Meeting of 2013
Hot topics you want to discuss? Attend and let us know what matters most to you.

Both meetings will be held at the West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Alhadeff room.

We look forward to seeing you!

René Commons
Interim Director

6 Replies to "West Seattle Junction Neighborhood Organization to re-launch"

  • NW July 15, 2013 (10:24 pm)

    I am going to try and participate in this cause I sure think this area is under a lot of pressure from surrounding development which is on the horizon. Quarterly organized cleaniups like the ANA does aswell as the North Delridge Assoc. really brings a positive impact to an area that gets lots of traffic and its a way to meet folks in the community and work together.

  • Peter July 16, 2013 (7:57 am)

    Do people have to live IN the urban village boundary to participate? I wondering becauae I live just across the boundary.

    • WSB July 16, 2013 (8:01 am)

      Peter – taking the liberty of answering before René or anyone else comes along, but from the perspective of a reporter who’s been covering local neighborhood councils for six years now – I don’t think they’ll be doing ID checks at the door. One of the things that put JuNO on hiatus was that participation dwindled, somewhat mystifying given the growing population in the area, and given that the meetings invariably took on meaty issues, development included. If anything, I suspect René included the map just so that people would know “Junction neighborhood” is NOT narrowly defined as a few blocks around the business district! – TR

  • Diane July 16, 2013 (11:27 am)

    Thanks TR; and yes, everyone is welcome; that boundary is probably more about our area of focus re issues of development and impacts on surrounding neighbors/business re parking, transit, pedestrian safety, etc.
    I was actively involved with the Junction neighborhood group for years and glad to see it revived, thanks to Rene; many of us live beyond these boundaries; I’m in the Belvidere area right in the middle between the Junction and Admiral; please do come to our meeting, with any ideas, issues, questions, suggestions; with that said, tonight there are back-to-back Mayoral debates downtown, so I will likely not be able to make it; but I do plan to be at the JuNO meeting next Tuesday; please come and invite neighbors
    btw, for several years, I’ve attended neighborhood groups/councils all over West Seattle, and always been welcomed; it’s fantastic to learn what different neighborhoods are doing, how they do it, and meet new friends

    • WSB July 16, 2013 (11:39 am)

      Diane – when writing that reply, I was about to mention you as a shining example of civic involvement that knows no bounds. But I figured if you wanted to say it, you’d say it yourself :) glad you did – TR

  • Diane July 17, 2013 (4:42 pm)

    oh thanks so much TR; made me cry; especially wonderful coming from you

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