On Thursday, December 10, West Hill Community Association (WHCA) held its Fall Community Quarterly Meeting (rescheduled from October) via Zoom and Facebook Live. We heard about some big projects in the works, from a new tiny home village and community message boards to planning for recreational and multiservice community centers.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may have prompted us at the all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association to host our first-ever virtual Community Quarterly Meeting, it has also inspired an outpouring of support and togetherness (even while maintaining social distancing!).
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.
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.
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.
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?
A few sprinkles of rain didn’t stop us from having a great time at King County Fire District 20’s Annual Health & Safety Fair and Alajawan’s Hands Backpack Giveaway on August 25th, 2018. Continue Reading
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.
Neighbors volunteered to make trash and weeds disappear from the Skyway Business District
…and later do the same to a stack of delicious pizza.
Between eating free breakfast and lunch, more than 20 neighbors went out and tamed the sidewalks of Skyway’s business district this weekend. How did we do it? Well here’s a look at the West Hill Action Mob (WHAM) Party: Fall Cleanup 2017 from Saturday, September 16th. Thanks to everyone who helped out! Continue Reading
We block partied. We paraded. We played the HECK out of some tabletop games.
And we experienced the best films both in and outdoors, always with fresh organic popcorn in hand.
Some folks underestimate how much fun we have in West Hill, particularly in our vibrant Skyway neighborhood. For those unfortunate folks that might not have paid close attention and missed all the fun, here’s a look back at some of our favorite highlights you can share with ’em.
From taking on mountains and tackling wetlands restoration to the crazy costumes at Skyway Outdoor Cinema, 2015 was packed with unforgettable moments in West Hill. We look back on a few of our favorites in this round-up:
There was a little change of scenery for the Annual West Hill Action Mob (WHAM) Spring Cleanup this year. Instead of focusing primarily on litter pickup along the streets, the whole event moved down to beautiful Skyway Park, a nearly hidden, under-appreciated and much under-used gem in the heart of Skyway.