People gathering for WHCA's Winter Community Quarterly Meeting on January 16, 2024 at Lakeridge Elementary School.

Winter 2024 Community Quarterly Meeting Highlights

by Devin Chicras

Did you miss our first “State of the Hill” quarterly catch-up for 2024? Our January 16, 2024 community meeting was held at Lakeridge Elementary School (go Orcas!) and featured experts who revealed the history and impact of redlining in the Skyway-West Hill neighborhoods and current opportunities to help repair those injustices.

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A Look Back at WHCA’s 2023

by Devin Chicras

We took over Skyway Park, and downtown Skyway (twice). We brought back the Community Coffee Hour to Skyway Library and returned our quarterly State of the Hill community meetings to in-person gatherings. We celebrated local businesses, dreamed big on public art projects, and restored wetlands. 2023 was a big year for West Hill Community Association, let’s look back at some highlights!

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Fall 2023 Community Quarterly Meeting Highlights

by Devin Chicras

For the first time since 2020, West Hill Community Association’s Community Quarterly Meeting was back in person on October 17. Dozens of neighbors joined us at Campbell Hill Elementary to share some delicious local food and learn about what’s new in the neighborhood.

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Woinshet (Winnie) Meshesha smiles from behind a cash register.

Support Local: Skyway-West Hill Business Roundup

By Devin Chicras & Fin Harmany

Skyway-West Hill’s business districts are full of friendly, hardworking small business owners with big hearts. Instead of corporate chains and big box stores, we have some uniquely wonderful places to shop and eat. We’ll keep this post updated as we continue to feature our community’s vibrant businesses in unincorporated 98178 that no longer need to only be a well-kept secret among locals. How many places on this list have you been to?

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WHCA Summer Community Quarterly Meeting 2023-07-18

Summer 2023 Community Quarterly Meeting Highlights

by Devin Chicras

Folks who tuned into West Hill Community Association’s Summer 2023 Community Quarterly Meeting on July 18 found out which criminal activity is skyrocketing in the area, how to let King County know what programs and services to prioritize, what exciting new event WHCA is rolling out this summer, the latest on the Taylor Creek Restoration Project, and more. Watch the full video below, or read on for highlights.

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