Audience listens to speakers at Skyway VFW Post #9430 on January 15th, 2019 for WHCA's Winter Quarterly Community Meeting.

WHCA Quarterly Meeting Recap – Winter 2019

by Devin Chicras

How is King County working to improve services for unincorporated area residents, and what does Skyway’s new health clinic have to offer? About forty neighbors (and many more online) joined us at Skyway VFW Post #9430 to find out answers to those questions and many more on Tuesday, January 15th at West Hill Community Association’s Winter Quarterly Community Meeting.

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18 Wonderful West Hill Moments from 2018

by Devin Chicras

In 2018, your friends at the all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association had a banner year. From successfully partnering with teens to boost voter registration and turnout to leading community cleanups, neighborhood forums and highly anticipated events like our annual Skyway Outdoor Cinema festival and Halloween party, the year just flew by.

So we paused for just a bit to take a look back at some of the most wonderful, surprising, and memorable moments of last year (in absolutely no particular order). How many do you remember?

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Partnering with Teens and Dinos to Maximize West Hill’s Midterm Turnout

by Devin Chicras

Our first year in King County Elections’ and Seattle Foundation’s Voter Education Fund cohort was full of memorable moments – from being blown away by the creativity and brilliance of our High School Voter Advocate partners at Renton High School and Talley High School to stopping traffic on election day with our T-Rex in front of Skyway Library.

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WHCA Bowling Alley Takeover Halloween Party 2017

You Can Upgrade Skyway’s Favorite Halloween Party

by Devin Chicras

UPDATE: Thanks to your generous support, we raised over $1300 and unlocked all surprises for our Halloween Party at Skyway Park Bowl on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 6-9pm. Join the event on Facebook!

We’re taking over the entire Skyway Park Bowl and adjacent event space, Lucky Dragonz, and packing it full of Halloween surprises from a free Treat Trail, DJ, karaoke, and photobooth to lifesize animatronic and inflatable characters, and even a chance to decorate and take home your own pumpkin. All ages, free entry, cheap bowling, themed food & drink specials, and more. Continue Reading 


Skyway Parade 2018 - Dancers

We Love a (Skyway) Parade

by Devin Chicras

We captured some of the sights and sounds of August 18th, 2018’s Skyway Parade and Block Party on video for you – we had a blast meeting new neighbors, inviting folks to Skyway Outdoor Cinema, and connecting folks to valuable info supplied by King County Elections and Seattle Foundation as part of our Voter Education Fund efforts.  Continue Reading 


WHCA Receives King County Fire District 20’s Community Service Award

by Devin Chicras

While we came to King County Fire District 20’s annual awards ceremony to honor our community’s firefighters and celebrate 75 years of our beloved Skyway fire district, we were absolutely surprised and honored to have also been recognized amongst our local heroes for the work we’ve been lucky enough to do for (and with) our neighbors.

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WHCA’s Top Seven West Hill Moments of 2017

by Devin Chicras

2017 was a pretty darn good year for your all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association. We welcomed five new board members, grew attendance at all our events, rolled up our sleeves alongside even more hardworking volunteers, and met some incredible new neighbors. We celebrated victories, re-organized, and doubled our efforts where needed. While we’ve already hit the ground running for 2018, we’re gunna pause for just a second to look back on some of the more memorable moments of last year. Without further ado, here are our top seven moments from 2017: Continue Reading