Your neighborhood needs you

We’ve talked about West Seattle’s neighborhoods; their largely unsung heroes are the WS neighborhood associations. With a new month starting next week, October monthly meeting time is rolling around, and two groups have e-mailed us to let you know they’re getting together soon and to invite everyone in their areas to come check them out: Wednesday (October 3) @ 6:30, the North Delridge Neighborhood Council meets @ Delridge Library; Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm @ WS Senior Center, it’s the second-ever meeting of the Junction Neighborhood Organization (JuNO). Click here to see JuNO’s flyer with full meeting details. We’re listing these and other neighborhood meeting dates, as we receive/find them (e-mail us yours!), on our brand-new Events page – check it often from the handy tab above!

6 Replies to "Your neighborhood needs you"

  • chas redmond September 28, 2007 (2:42 pm)

    And for those interested in hearing the collective voice of these neighborhood associations, the Southwest District Council meets this coming Wednesday (10/3) at 7 pm in the President’s Board Room (first building by bus terminal) at South Seattle Community College. The Delridge District Council meets on 10/17, I believe at the SW Police Precinct at Delridge and Webster (right uphill from Home Depot). The District Councils are the aggregate of the neighborhood associations – North Delridge is in Delridge district and JuNO is in SW district.

  • WSB September 28, 2007 (3:19 pm)

    thanks, Chas. We also have corrected the date of the North Delridge Neighborhood Council meeting, which we had wrong when this post first published a few hours ago – a reader alert reminds us it’s actually Wednesday. We plan to add a sidebar soon with links to all the WS neighborhood groups we can find.

  • Dis September 29, 2007 (4:50 am)

    I don’t know about the others, but the sw district council is a fossilized organization that is singularly inhospitable to newcomers. I doubt that anyone who comes one time would return, as their esoteric protocol is known only to its members who have been seated at the same places around that conference table for well nigh twenty, maybe even thirty years now. The chair when I last visited about nine months ago was dismissive of any one but insiders. One of the members was asleep at the table. The interest of the council favors the business community rather than residents. The group needs a good vacuuming before it has any relevance at all to citizens, and someone needs to teach them something about recruiting. Unfortunately they suffer from one of the dangers of neighborhood organizations because they have become insular and self protective and have no interest in reaching out to the community.

  • EricaK September 30, 2007 (6:08 pm)

    Dis- Respectfully, I would have to disagree. I have been one of the handful of residents that has recently formed JuNO (Junction Neighborhood Organization) and have found the members of the SW District Council to be very helpful. We are the newcomers in the group and have in our short time on the council have not found this to be the case. Chas and others have also been working to help organize other communities in hopes that the residents can be a larger voice on the council. I would like to personally invite you to join our meeting again.

  • evan September 30, 2007 (7:26 pm)

    are their any groups for folks in fairmount park? Sadly I am just outside of JUNOs area.

  • WSB September 30, 2007 (7:45 pm)

    Evan – they don’t seem to update often, but you can try contacting the folks at

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