The Fall 2023 Newsletter Hits Mailboxes This Week

  Community Interest

by Devin Chicras

About 8,500 mailboxes across Skyway-West Hill should be receiving a paper copy of our Fall 2023 newsletter this week! Let’s dive in deeper and uncover even more local stories and events.

WHCA's Fall 2023 Newsletter.

Didn’t get a paper copy in your mailbox? Be sure to download your very own copy today!

Halloween Takeover

We’re taking over the heart of the Skyway Business District on October 28 from 1-5 p.m.! Start at the block party across from Skyway Library for free family fun and get your official Treat Trail map. Multiple activity stations and more than 20 participating storefront Treat Trail stops will be located on and around Renton Avenue South between 75th and 76th Avenue South. Learn more:

Support Local

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?

Skyway Park Takeover

At August’s epic Skyway Park Takeover, we found out what happens when 500 neighbors run wild across 23 acres full of free food, ice cream, sports and activities, live entertainment, and a furry human-sized otter. Thank you to all of our friends who made this day special.

Voter Assistance Booth

Come see us at Skyway Library on election night (Tuesday, November 7) for a little extra help and encouragement to get your ballot successfully into the drop box.

Participatory Budgeting

“Participatory budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.  It gives people real power to make real decisions over real money.” Find out how to participate and influence where nearly $5 million should be invested.

Community Needs List

“Every two-three years, King County’s Department of Local Services works with the unincorporated area residents to identify the funding priorities for their communities, the Community Needs Lists.” We’ll be helping rank priorities at the Tuesday, 17, 2023 West Hill Community Quarterly, and we need your help!

Upcoming Events

Local community events are posted regularly on our calendar! Stay connected to be the first to learn about upcoming events like our annual Winter Takeover.

West Hill Community Association's booth at the August 2023 Skyway Park Takeover event.

Join Us

There are many ways to volunteer with West Hill Community Association (WHCA) and make a difference in the neighborhoods we all love!

A huge thank you to Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Puget Sound for helping us get this issue in your mailboxes!

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