Could a roundabout slow down vehicles speeding past 7-Eleven on MLK/SR 900? Will we see affordable housing and free preschool in downtown Skyway? West Hill Community Association’s Winter 2022 Community Quarterly Meeting touched on these topics and more on February 15. Watch the full video below, or read on for highlights.
While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic tried its best to impede progress, it was utterly powerless to slow down the passionate community advocates who work every day to make Skyway-West Hill a better place for everyone. We’ve rounded up only a few of our favorite stories from 2021 to look back and celebrate the dreamers and doers who made great things happen despite another frustratingly challenging year.
2021 was a year of getting things done in the face of great challenges. It was a year full of big wins on the path to collaboratively building a more equitable, informed, engaged, and vibrant Skyway-West Hill community. Here’s a recap of some of the things we got to do this year, with your support.
Our Fall Quarterly Community meeting on October 19, 2021 featured updates from Skyway Water & Sewer District, King County Local Services, King County Fire District #20, King County Sheriff’s Office, and a great presentation from Kahdijah Jackson who leads the Community Van program in Skyway for King County Metro. Also, learn more about what a Community Development Association (CDA) is, and what WHCA’s next steps are in becoming one!
We asked Hailey (Public Services Assistant) and Jennifer (Teen Services Librarian) from Skyway Library to help us find some great books available at the library that showcase some incredible AANHPI authors, illustrators, and stories. They did not disappoint – see their excellent picks for readers of all ages below. And don’t forget, now that the library is open, Hailey wants to remind you that you can stop by the library and see all of the great AANHPI books on display inside, and check one out today without the wait!
One brand new board member and one returning board member will be joining Fin, Basha, Jeannie, Joey, and Devin on the West Hill Community Association Board of Directors! Because there were not enough candidates that would require a vote to narrow down the list, we asked our community if we should confirm the two candidates that were nominated. Here are the results!
West Hill Community Association’s 2021 Spring Quarterly Community Meeting once again packed tons of hyperlocal information into 90-minutes – but since you don’t have that much time, let us give you the recap of what you need to know so you can go about your day!
Sure, you’ve been following our Meatless Monday suggestions and green tips on social media, and you already added your name to the 2021 WHCA Litter Challenge pledge, but now you need some fresh ideas for how to continue doing your part for Earth Month and beyond. Look no further than our own library! Let’s take a look at some of the books, ebooks, and audiobooks you can access for free with your library card to amp up your Earth Month know-how.
ℹ️ BALLOT NOW AVAILABLE. Unincorporated West Hill resident aged 18 or older? Tell us if we should confirm the newest candidates to the board (and if you have thoughts on who would be good to fill the remaining vacancies! Thanks, and please check back here and/or subscribe to our newsletter for updates!
West Hill Community Association (WHCA) is now accepting applications for new board members!
On March 3, a virtual town hall meeting was held for the Skyway-West Hill community which featured King County Councilmembers Girmay Zahilay, Joe McDermott, Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and Rod Dembowski, as well as Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health Seattle-King County (PHSKC).