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5/25/2010  
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Rainier Beach and Haller/Bitter Lake Communities seeking neighborhood input
Join the Neighborhood Advisory Committee to participate in neighborhood planning

In the late ‘90s, the City of Seattle engaged over 30,000 community members in creating a vision for the future of their neighborhood, which became Neighborhood Plans. Now the City is in the process of updating many of the plans, and beginning this summer, two neighborhoods will begin working on their updates: Rainier Beach and Broadview-Bitter Lake-Haller Lake.

Because of the importance of meaningful participation in the Neighborhood Plan Updates process, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is establishing a local Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) for each of the neighborhoods. Each Committee will consist of 12-15 members representing a broad and diverse range of community members, including socio-economically diverse residents, local business groups, and neighborhood organizations.

The Committee is a workgroup that will initially meet over a period of 18 months to discuss key elements of the plan update. Members will select planning and design consultants, engage the community through targeted outreach, review community input, and create recommendations that balance community interests. Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is looking for candidates who are passionate about their whole community, able to work well with a diverse group of people, and willing to work collaboratively to find solutions that reflect the opinions of all community members.

Interested individuals should submit a completed application form by Tuesday, June 8th. Applicants will be interviewed the week of June 14th and decisions will be announced June 21st. Orientation sessions will be on June 28th for Broadview-Bitter Lake-Haller Lake and June 29th for Rainier Beach neighborhood. For more information, contact Sebhat Tenna at 206.733.9977. To visit the application page, please click here.

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

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