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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 9

1/25/2013  1:50:00 PM
Lois Maag  (206) 615-0950

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 9

Celebrate Seattle’s 19th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Community groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle join together on Saturday, February 9 (and the week of) to celebrate. 

Visit to learn how to participate. Here are some ideas:

  • Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. The website provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help community members organize an activity. Once scheduled, the event can be posted to the events calendar.
  • Attend one of the many community activities listed on the events calendar. Many Seattle Fire stations along with Seattle parks and neighborhoods are hosting celebrations and work parties.
  • Send Neighbor Appreciation Day e-cards to your neighbors. The selection features artwork from past winners of the Neighbor Appreciation Day Student Art Contest.
  • Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. Community members can post stories about great neighbors or their neighborhood. 

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and hundreds of community members in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! For information, visit or contact Wendy Watson at

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and services that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle’s neighborhoods.


Department of Neighborhoods

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