Person dressed as Willy Wonka speaking into a microphone on stage.

Halloween Takeover’s Return Smashes Records

By Devin Chicras

For the first time since 2019, West Hill Community Association’s annual Halloween Takeover event returned to Skyway Park Bowl. We couldn’t have predicted that more than 500 neighbors would come down and celebrate with us in what turned out to be an absolutely unforgettable evening.

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Summer 2022 Community Quarterly Update

by Fin Hardy and Devin Chicras

State of the Hill

In lieu of our live Zoom Quarterly Meeting in July, we have tried something a little different. Read on to learn about reports on community services, updates, and upcoming events from community partners!

We hope this will blog post will provide Skyway-West Hill residents with timely access to information, but reduce the load on volunteer board members over the summer. We plan to return to our typical Quarterly Meeting in the fall!

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Drone view of Skyway-West Hill showing green trees and blue sky, with WHCA logo and text: "Community Updates".

Opportunities to Build a Safer, Healthier, More Affordable Skyway-West Hill

by Devin Chicras

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.

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Vacant US Bank Donated to Community wide

The Biggest Skyway-West Hill Stories of 2021

By Devin Chicras

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.

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We Made News, Magic, and Friends in 2021

by Devin Chicras

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.

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Rain activated sidewalk art with message reading "I Love Skyway"

Skyway-West Hill’s First Community Development Association (CDA)

by Jeannie Williams and Devin Chicras

In July 2021, the WHCA board voted unanimously to begin the process of becoming a Community Development Association (CDA). The process will be challenging, requiring our 100% volunteer-run organization to raise millions of dollars and hire our first-ever employees, but we are dedicated to finding new ways to meet our community’s needs and create neighborhoods that work for all. 

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Kahdijah Jackson, coordinator of Skyway Community Van (credit King County Local Services)

WHCA Fall 2021 Quarterly Meeting Recap

By Devin Chicras

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!

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