Find It, Fix It Community Walks
In 2014, Mayor Ed Murray initiated the Find It, Fix It Community Walks, a series of Mayor-led walks that help to improve neighborhoods one block at a time. During these walks, neighbors, police, and City officials walk together to identify physical elements in the neighborhood that make it feel unsafe or poorly maintained. Examples include overgrown trees, graffiti, street light outages, and litter. Once the elements are identified, the City and community work together to fix the problems.
Community Walks have been held throughout the city, resulting in hundreds of infrastructure improvements - from new trash and recycle bins to upgraded street lights.
2016 Find It, Fix It Community Walk Neighborhoods:
- Aurora/Licton: Tuesday, May 31 - 6pm (Aurora/Licton Walk Map) (View Photos from the Walk) (View Video from the Walk) (Post-Walk Update Report)
- Belltown: Tuesday, June 28 - 6pm (Belltown Walk Map) (View Video from the Walk)
- Roxhill / Westwood: Monday, July 25 - 6pm (Roxhill / Westwood Walk Map)
- 2016 Community Project Grant Application (English)
- 2016 Community Project Grant Application (Amharic)
- 2016 Community Project Grant Application (Traditional Chinese)
- 2016 Community Project Grant Application (Somali)
- 2016 Community Project Grant Application (Spanish)
- 2016 Community Project Grant Application (Tagalog)
- 2016 Community Project Grant Application (Vietnamese)
- Judkins Park: August
- Crown Hill: September
- Georgetown: October
- Wallingford: November
Specific dates and locations of the Community Walks will be announced two weeks prior to each walk.
The Community Walk Action Team (CWAT) is a collection of community members, non-profit leaders, and business owners who live or work in a Find It, Fix It Community Walk neighborhood.
CWAT members help to:
- Inform City officials about neighborhood needs
- Plan the walk route
- Recruit neighbors, friends, and family to join the community walk
The time commitment involves 4 weeknight meetings, as well as participation at your neighborhood's walk (5-8 hours total over a span of 5weeks).
If you are interested in helping plan the Find It, Fix It Community Walk in your neighborhood, please contact Laura Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (206) 233-5166.
In partnership with Cities of Service - a national nonprofit organization that supports mayors and city chief executives in their efforts to engage local communities and residents, identify challenges, and solve problems together- Mayor Murray created the Community Project Grants program in 2015. Residents in each Community Walk neighborhood can apply for up to $5000 to lead volunteer projects that improve the safety and/or appearance of the neighborhood.
What you can do with a Community Project Grant:
- Create a community garden
- Host litter pick-ups or graffiti clean-up events
- Paint a mural on a public space
- Install benches and planters in a public place
- Create and install new educational or wayfinding signage
- Plant flowers along a sidewalk or street median
- And so much more! How have you always dreamed of improving your neighborhood?
If you live in a 2016 Community Walk neighborhood and would like to apply for a Community Project Grant, applications will be available on this website as follows: May 25 - June 10 for Aurora/Licton, June 23 - July 8 for Belltown, July 18 - August 3 for Roxhill, August 15 - August 31 for Judkins Park, September 22 - October 7 for Crown Hill, October 21 - November 7 for Georgetown, November 10 - November 28 for Wallingford.
If you would like to volunteer for a Community Project in a Find It, Fix It Community Walk neighborhood, please contact Laura Jenkins at email@example.com or at (206) 233-5166.
Learn About Past Find It, Fix It Community Projects:
Have more questions? Read our FAQ:
Nuisance and safety issues such as graffiti, overgrown vegetation, and litter are problems that require continuous attention. You and your neighbors can help the City of Seattle maintain your neighborhood by letting us know when a problem arises and doing your part to fix it.Smartphone users on the iOS or Android platforms can report many common concerns such as potholes, graffiti, abandoned cars and more. With the Find It, Fix It app, reporting an issue is as easy as snapping a photo and hitting submit. The map's drag and drop feature, or the phone's GPS technology, can be used to pinpoint the location.
Download the Find It, Fix It smartphone app
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