Thank you to all who attended the first BDC meeting of the year. For this month’s agenda, we provided an open forum for organizations to share updates (and hear questions and ideas). It was inspiring hearing of all the community-oriented volunteer efforts continuously unfolding in our neighborhood! This included nine different groups, representing an array of residents, volunteers, and advocates:
- Friends of Burke Gilman Trail
- Groundswell NW
- Sunset West Condos
- Sunset Hill Community Association
- Ballard Rotary
- Ballard Community Taskforce for Homelessness & Hunger
- Phinney Ridge Community Council (outside our official “neighborhood range” but we welcome adjacent groups or individuals to cross pollinate in greater Ballard topics and keep us abreast of activities/issues in their area)
- Shilshole Liveaboard Association
If your group was unable to attend and would like to provide an update at a future meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message on Facebook. At the beginning of each monthly meeting, we offer time for brief introductions and announcements from attendees, to encourage regular relationship-building and information sharing, but once a year or so, it is great to hear a more detailed spotlight from individual organizations.
Facebook Live video of the meeting is available to members of the My Ballard Group (thank you, Lauri Miller!): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1963240070601339/permalink/2215724732019537/. We would like to record video of future Ballard District Council meetings for general archiving on YouTube, with a link from our web site, for those who are unable to attend meetings in person. If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering to help with this, please contact us. (Here is an example from last December’s meeting: http://ballarddistrict.org/wp/2018/12/18/a-good-turnout-for-the-december-meeting-video-available/)
Read on for a full-length copy of our meeting minutes, with detailed updates on each group who presented.