2020 WHCA Board Member Elections: RESULTS ARE IN!

by WHCA Elections Committee

WHCA board members are elected by residents of unincorporated Skyway-West Hill to serve two-year terms to help create a more equitable, engaged, informed, and vibrant West Hill. The results from our 2020 elections are now in!

Thank you to all our candidates, and thank you to all community members who voted to elect five new-term board members who will serve our community for a two-year term. Read on to meet your new WHCA board members!

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2020 WHCA Board Member Elections: Vote Virtually July 22 through 28!

by WHCA Elections Committee

WHCA board members are elected by residents of unincorporated Skyway-West Hill to serve two-year terms to help create a more equitable, engaged, informed, and vibrant West Hill. This year, we have five open board positions.

Please help us select our next round of new board members to work with you – our community! In this post, you can review the candidate statements, view photos and/or videos, and vote for your top five. Thank you to all of our candidates, and good luck!

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Skyway residents raise their voice at the Heal the Hood march and rally

The Skyway Community Demands Action Now

A message from WHCA

As is widely known by those who have called Skyway home for many years, this community has long been asking for and fighting for basic needs such as social services and healthcare, transportation access, early childhood education opportunities, services and resources for children and young people, a multi-service community center, and much more. Yet King County has relentlessly and deliberately denied, rejected, and overlooked the community’s requests and needs.

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Hometown Heroes: West Hill Community Rallies Amidst Pandemic

by Beth Hintz

We’re inspired and motivated by how the West Hill community has risen to the challenge of keeping neighbors safe and healthy during both the global pandemic of the COVID-19 virus and the virus of anti-Black racism, and the resulting racial justice uprising we are experiencing today for Black Lives Matter. Here are just a few examples of local heroes in our midst who are working tirelessly to support residents in Skyway.

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WHCA Voter Assistance Booth T-Rex and Treasurer Micah Phillips at Skyway Library King County Elections Drop Box

Are You Ready to Vote in the 2020 Primary Election?

by Devin Chicras

There are several big primary races coming up in August, and your votes will determine who moves on to the November General Election. Our State Representative positions (37th LD) actually have the highest number of candidates of any district county-wide! We have some big decisions to make, so be sure you are prepared with our handy guide.

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WHCA: Today we publicly recommit ourselves to prioritize equity and social justice in Skyway

Black Lives Matter: Prioritizing Equity and Social Justice in Skyway

A Statement from the West Hill Community Association Board of Directors

During this time of deep pain, suffering, loss, and violence that result from entrenched structural racism that pervades every system and facet of our society–including right here–West Hill Community Association (WHCA) is writing today to say that Black Lives Matter. In grief, anger, and solidarity, WHCA stands with our Black neighbors here and across the country.

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Nevzat Cankaya of Nevzat's Espresso in Skyway has gift cards available for purchase April 2020

Skyway Strong: Who’s Open for Business in West Hill

by Devin Chicras (with help from WHCA Directors)

ℹ️ NOTE: This post current as of May 2020

We’re actively compiling a list of which stores, restaurants, and services are open and how their operations have adapted to the COVID-19 health crisis in the Skyway, Bryn Mawr, and MLK Business Districts of Unincorporated West Hill (98178).

Looking for other community, business, or worker support, or how to find the latest trustworthy news and information about COVID-19? Check out our roundup here.

While we’ll do our best to keep local business info up-to-date, please contact the business directly to confirm details. Continue on for our latest list…

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Takeout, checklist, and handwash icons imposed over a photo of downtown Skyway

Skyway Strong: COVID-19 Resources for West Hill

by Devin Chicras (with help from WHCA Directors)

ℹ️ NOTE: This post will be updated regularly (first published 3/23/2020)

Neighbors, we find ourselves in somewhat uncharted territory. We’re hyperfocused on the news, we’re figuring out childcare or homeschooling, we’re learning to work virtually or navigating unemployment. In this time of social distancing and quarantine, how do we find the resources we need to make it through, and if we have a tiny bit of bandwidth left – how do we help others to get through this with us? We’ve done our best to compile some resources, opportunities, and trustworthy sources of news below.

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