North Delridge Council: Leadership change, and more

Toplines from Wednesday night’s meeting of the North Delridge Neighborhood Council, held at Olympia Pizza because the usual venue, Delridge Library, was (like all other Seattle city libraries this week) closed:

LEADERSHIP CHANGE: NDNC will elect officers this fall, and co-chair Mike Dady announced he’s not running again.

That’s Dady (left) with City Councilmember Tim Burgess during the tour he organized five months ago to call attention to problem properties and push for changes in how the city deals with (or doesn’t deal with) them. He was lauded for an outstanding job throughout his tenure. The group is also restructuring the leadership to two co-chairs and two co-secretaries. They discussed realigning their committee strategy as well, to have more small teams focused on more critical areas.

PAST EVENTS: Last Thursday’s ice-cream social was deemed a hit; next up, a S’mores in the Park party is planned for Delridge Community Center park, 4-6 pm September 13th. Nancy Folsom reported that 8 people helped with last Saturday’s Adopt-A-Street cleanup, gathering 12 bags of trash.

TENANT TROUBLE: Southwest Precinct-based assistant city attorney Beth Gappert briefed the group on some North Delridge properties with troublesome tenants. She reported some had moved out, as Community Police Team Officer Kevin McDaniel continues to work with everyone involved. Current concerns include noise problems, on which she said he is also working.

SKATEPARK SUPPORT: Co-chair Jay Mirro will sign a letter drafted by Nancy Folsom reiterating NDNC’s support for the future Delridge Skatepark (as reported here last month, its funding situation has changed again). They urged everyone to contact city councilmembers about it, and Folsom volunteered to go to any necessary city meetings to provide a personal presence on behalf of NDNC’s support.

North Delridge Neighborhood Council meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm.

6 Replies to "North Delridge Council: Leadership change, and more"

  • Jay September 3, 2009 (8:13 am)

    Mike has been a great leader at the NDNC it will be missed. His passion for Delrige is evident with all of the work that he has done in the Neghborhood. Three cheers for Mike Dady!!

  • Todd H September 3, 2009 (8:15 am)

    If half our neighbors were half as motivated as you are, the neighborhood would be so much better. Thanks!

  • d September 3, 2009 (8:23 am)

    Mike Dady deserves a standing ovation. Thank you for all that you have achieved in Delridge. Well done, sir.

    You are a WS rock star!

  • Don September 3, 2009 (10:54 am)

    How does one contact the council?

  • Nancy F, September 3, 2009 (11:23 am)

    Don: You can contact the council through If you’d like to be on our email list send email to that address, and I’ll add you.

    Thanks to WSB for covering our meeting. I, for one, appreciate the attention that you give our neighborhood.

    I am hoping that Mike Dady will still be involved in the areas that he is passionate about. Just not as chair of the council. Hopefully, many of us have learned from his example and can carry the torch as he focuses on his many interests and responsibilities.

  • junctionhobo September 3, 2009 (2:39 pm)

    Now everybody knows where I sleep and squat damn.

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