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.
So you’ve gotten your Voters’ Pamphlet from the Washington Secretary of State in the mail, and there’s all this talk about “party declarations” and “uncommitted delegates” – what does it all mean? Let’s take a quick look at what you’ll be getting in the mail this week from King County Elections.
Hailed as “a historic moment for American democracy“, as of today, 1.2 million voters in King County can pull out our smartphones and vote in an election – the first time anywhere in the United States.
WHEW, it’s been a YEAR. We’ve been super busy, and we’re glad to have been able to enjoy all the fun events and fight all the hard battles right alongside you, neighbor. We put together this roundup for you to chronologically lay out just what 2019 looked like for your all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association (WHCA).
Nearly 1,600 residents stopped by the King County Elections drop box at Skyway Library on election day, and we were there to offer support, high fives, and invite them across the street to celebrate democracy at our first-ever Election Results Watch Party at the newly renovated Beach Comber Bar and Grill.
Whether in person or via our live stream, folks paying attention at our Fall 2019 Quarterly Meeting on October 15th, 2019 at Skyway VFW Post #9430 learned all sorts of valuable information from deciphering what’s on their General Election ballot to what proposed land use policies are set to shape their neighborhoods for the next twenty years, and much more.
Nearly one hundred residents packed into the auditorium at Dimmitt Middle School on Thursday, July 18th to witness something not often seen in unincorporated West Hill: political candidates. Debating. On topics directly related to our neighborhoods, including Skyway.
What services will the first ever King County Economic Development Manager offer our Skyway Business District? Could the County buy more land to create better access points to Skyway Park? Who are the newest WHCA board members? About forty neighbors (and hundreds more online) joined us at Skyway VFW Post #9430 to find out answers to those questions and many more on Tuesday, April 16th at West Hill Community Association’s Spring Quarterly Community Meeting.
It’s that time of year… More daylight, blooms all around, warmer temperatures, and… your spring WHCA Community Quarterly Meeting! All the great info you’ve been waiting for, including updates from King County Parks and the Department of Local Services, will be delivered in unparalleled fashion Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00PM – 8:30PM at Skyway VFW Post #9430.
BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, you will be electing six (6) directors to the WHCA Board! We will be accepting nominations from the floor during the meeting. However, this year we put out a call for applicants ahead of time, and WOW did we get a response! Let’s check out your neighbors who answered the call…
Are you a resident of the unincorporated West Hill and at least 18 years of age? Are you interested in serving your community by committing your time to leading informative and engaging events? Could you be a champion for productive community partnerships with county government and local resources? Are you able to listen, learn, problem-solve, and share your energy with others? Then you would be perfect as a new board member for the West Hill Community Association!
Over half a million voters in King County were just sent ballots for the February 12th, 2019 Special Election. For West Hill voters, Renton School District has asked us to weigh in on a pair of funding measures. Here’s what you need to know about your ballot and how to make sure your vote is counted.
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?
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.