Wondering what’s happening in Lake City? Find out what your local community groups are doing and get connected.
Victory Heights Community Council
Victory Heights has an active neighborhood blog and a community council that meets monthly.
Contact: Ardith Lupton ardithlupton
Blog: victoryheights.org or Facebook
Pinehurst Community Council
Though Pinehurst isn’t “technically” a Lake City neighborhood, it depends on who you ask since Victory Heights & Pinehurst seem to overlap. Pine Heights perhaps? The good news is Pinehurst has a very active council and blog, and folks there are more than happy to share their experience.
Contact: Phillip Duggan email@example.com (community council)
Cedar Park Neighborhood Council
Cedar Park is generally known as the area east of Lake City Way and north of 125th. Cedar Park neighbors have an active listserv used to address issues specific to the Cedar Park region of Lake City.
Contact: Phil Shack firstname.lastname@example.org (community council) or Sandra Perkins email@example.com (mailing list)
Meadowbrook Community Council
Serving the area east of Lake City Way and south of 125th, the Meadowbrook Community Council has been involved with environmental issues pertaining to Meadowbrook Pond and the surrounding Thorton Creek watershed.
Contact: Dan Keefe firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog: www.meadowbrookcouncil.com or Facebook
Olympic Hills Neighborhood Council
Olympic Hills has a newly formed community council that meets monthly. Since the group is new, it is still in its formative stages. Contact them to get involved, learn more, or be added to their mailing list.
Contact: Danielle Loedings, email@example.com
Douglas Park Cooperative (DPC)
DPC is a subset of the Olympic Hills neighborhood between 20th and 30th Ave NE, and NE 125th to NE 135th St. actively working together to enhance community and deter crime in their neighborhood. Visit their website to find community news, crime statistics, meeting minutes and more.
Blog: douglasparkcooperative.blogspot.com or Facebook
Little Brook is a subset of the Olympic Hills neighborhood between 30th Ave NE and Lake City Way just south of 145th. It is a densely populated area with a newly active community group who call themselves the “Squeaky Wheelers”.
Contact: Muriel Lawty firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake City Community Council (LCCC)
LCCC serves the community between NE 120th and NE 130th, from 35th Ave NE to Lake City Way. LCCC’s monthly meetings at the Lake City Mennonite Church.
Contact: Cheryl Klinker LCCommunityCouncil@gmail.com or find them on Facebook
Lake City Neighborhood Alliance (LCNA)
The LCNA is a group of groups. Representatives from all the above neighborhood groups work together to coordinate, sharing resources and focusing advocacy efforts.
North District Council (NDC)
Lake City is part of the North District Council (NDC), one of 13 neighborhood councils in Seattle. All 13 councils report to the City Neighborhood Council (CNC) to coordinate on neighborhood funding & budgeting programs. Both the NDC and CNC are “citizen-led advisory groups”, in other words, grass roots efforts. Positions are voluntary and open to anyone for nominations. For more information visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoodcouncil/structure.htm
Contact: Phil Shack email@example.com/
North Seattle Chamber of Commerce
This year the Lake City and Northgate Chambers merged to form the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s goal is to promote a viable business community in Lake City and Northgate. In addition to local businesses, many social service organizations and churches are also members.Visit the Chamber’s website for more information. www.lakecitychamber.org
Contact: Executive Director Diane Haugen (206) 363-3287 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness (LCTF)
This group advocates for homeless. They partner with service providers county-wide to bring housing and services into the Lake City neighborhood. McDermott Place and UGM’s winter shelter are direct results of LCTF’s work. LCTF is led by Jonathon & Melanie Neufeld, paid ministers of Lake City Mennonite Church. Below are just some of the many organizations and churches LCTF partners with:
- Community Psychiatric Clinic www.cpcwa.org
- Sound Mental Health (King County) smh.org
- Seattle University College of Nursing www.seattleu.edu/nursing
- Heroes for Homeless (Greater Seattle area) www.heroesforthehomeless.org
- Interfaith Taskforce on Homelessness www.itfhomeless.org
- Low Income Housing Institute www.lihi.org
- 46th District Democrats 46dems.com
- Seattle Union Gospel Mission www.ugm.org
- RotaCare Free Clinic sites.google.com/site/rotacareps/rotacare-lakecity
- Mental Health Ombuds Service www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Services/ombuds.aspx
- University Friends www.scn.org/friends
- Christian Science Church (U-District) www.thirdchurchseattle.org
- Our Lady of the Lake (Wedgewood) www.ollseattle.org
- St. Bridget’s Catholic Church (Bryant) www.stbridgetchurch.org
- St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Green Lake, facilitates missionary work at St. George in the Round property) www.ecfvp.org/yourturn/church-in-the-round
- North Seattle Family Center www.chs-wa.org/NSFC.html
- North Helpline www.northhelpline.org
- Lake City Community Council (LCCC)
Other places to get information:
Lake City Live Blog
Neighborhood District Coordinator (North District), Department of Neighborhoods
Maple Leaf Neighborhood Blog
Families for Lake City