Ballard District Council – April 2019 – Dept. of Neighborhoods

Date(s) - 04/10/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunset Hill Community Club


The April guest speaker will be Andres Mantilla, Director of City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON). Join us for a discussion and Q&A about the city’s approach to neighborhood engagement.


7-7:15 p.m. Introductions

7:15-7:50 p.m. Andres Mantilla, Director Seattle Dept of Neighborhoods

Several years ago then Mayor Murray significantly changed the way the City engages with neighborhoods in terms of both information sharing and soliciting feedback on projects and programs the City was already undertaking or considering. Under current Mayor Durkan, this trend has continued. Mantilla, appointed by Durkan, will tell us about this new approach, how well it has been working, as well as address your questions and concerns about neighborhood involvement.

7:50-8:20 p.m. Member Organization Updates/Open Forum

Following up from our Jan 2019 mtg, we will have brief updates from several more member organizations. Each organization can give a short (approx. 5 minute) overview – a recap of 2018 accomplishments and a preview of plans for 2019. We’ll try to share meeting minutes afterward on the BDC Facebook page and the BDC web site and post on Nextdoor and My Ballard, so that there’s some outreach to the community. If time permits, there will also be an opportunity for attendees to briefly talk about specific concerns they have, which will help the BDC continue to develop our agenda for 2019.