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Applicants sought to serve on neighborhood advisory committee for Children’s Hospital expansion

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking community members from surrounding neighborhoods to serve on the Seattle Children’s Hospital Major Institution Master Plan Standing Advisory Committee (SAC). The Advisory Committee provides an important opportunity to help shape the direction of major development in the neighborhood and the region.

The committee is composed of community representatives of neighborhoods surrounding Seattle Children’s Hospital, and City residents at large. It advises City government and Seattle Children’s Hospital concerning decision-making steps around development that is outlined in the recently adopted Master Plan. This plan lays out the type and location of new physical development at the hospital and establishes guidelines for both the design of development and the management of traffic to reduce the possible negative impacts of proposed development. This SAC is chaired by Karen Wolf of Ravenna/Bryant and Catherine Hennings of Laurelhurst.

“Serving on the Committee has provided me with the opportunity to help improve the community and shape this important project. Representing the residents of Northeast Seattle, the Committee has had the ability to ensure that Children’s will become an even more valuable asset for our community,” said Karen Wolf, co-chair of Children’s Standing Advisory Committee.

The committee is composed of 19 members: 15 regular members and 4 alternates (alternate members participate fully in meetings and vote in the absence of any regular member).

Four positions are currently vacant. New appointees will be selected from applicants with special consideration given to those residing in high impact areas:

  • Within 1200’ of Seattle Children’s Hospital.
  • In the western section of the Laurelhurst neighborhood.
  • In the eastern section of the Ravenna Bryant neighborhood (approximately from 44th to 37th Avenues NE and NE 52nd to NE 43rd Streets).

Persons with architectural or design training and experience are also desired.

The City is committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and commissions, so women, young persons, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

Interested community members should submit a letter or e-mail indicating their interest to serve on the committee and describing any special or unique qualifications they bring.

Deadline for submittal is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20. After receipt of nominations, the City will interview candidates and select the persons to be appointed to the SAC by Stella Chao, Director of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Letters, e-mails or questions should be directed to:
Steve Sheppard, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
700 5th Avenue, Suite 1700
PO Box 94649 (mailing address)
Seattle, WA 98124-4649
FAX (206) 233-5142
(206) 684-0302


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