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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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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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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KCSO West Hill Storefront Deputy Josh Sayles speaks at WHCA 2021 July Quarterly Meeting via Zoom

Big Announcement from WHCA and More News from July Community Meeting

By Devin Chicras

Your quarterly community catch-up featured some great speakers sharing what’s new in the Skyway-West Hill area, and we made a big announcement about what’s next for our organization. Guests included: Skyway Coalition, King County Local Services, Skyway Water & Sewer District, King County Fire District #20, and King County Sheriff’s Office.

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WHCA Heal the Hood Rally 2020 - Invest In Skyway Now sign

Skyway-West Hill Neighbors Will Soon Elect WHCA’s Newest Board Members

By WHCA Elections Committee

ℹ️ BALLOT NOW AVAILABLE. Unincorporated West Hill resident aged 18 or older? Tell us if we should confirm the newest candidates to the board (and if you have thoughts on who would be good to fill the remaining vacancies! Thanks, and please check back here and/or subscribe to our newsletter for updates!

West Hill Community Association (WHCA)  is now accepting applications for new board members!

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WHCA 2020-12-10 Fall Quarterly Meeting on Zoom

Tiny Homes, Budget Wins, Message Boards: WHCA’s Fall Quarterly Meeting Recap

by Devin Chicras

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.

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WHCA Spring 2020 Quarterly Meeting Zoom Window

Persevering Amid Pandemic: Our Spring Quarterly Recap

by Devin Chicras

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!).

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King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay

New King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay Leads WHCA’s Winter 2020 Quarterly Meeting Lineup

by Devin Chicras

Our first community meeting of the decade brought dozens of neighbors together to meet our new King County Councilmember and learn more about the 2020 Census, a new recycling startup, how Skyway Park is expanding, and more!

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WHCA Board Members in Photo booth by Derek Johnson Photographic at WHCA Halloween Takeover, October 28, 2019 - Caroline Walker Evans Photography

WHCA Presents: Some Things We Did in 2019

by Devin Chicras

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).

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King County Wastewater Treatment Division Presentation

WHCA Quarterly Meeting Recap – Fall 2019

by Devin Chicras

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.

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Check Your Mailbox – WHCA’s Summer Preview is Here

by Devin Chicras

An annual film festival, a community-wide yard sale and a high-profile political candidate debate are but a few things coming up this July and August in West Hill – and you can read all about ’em in our latest newsletter, set to hit mailboxes across Unincorporated West Hill from Bryn Mawr and Lakeridge down to Skyway and Campbell Hill this week.

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WHCA Spring QM - 2019-04-16 - Board Elections Announcements

WHCA Quarterly Meeting Recap – Spring 2019

by Devin Chicras

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.

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