This is your Open Invitation.
Come to a Ballard District Council (BDC) meeting and participate in your community. We need you, well-informed long-term resident. We need you, brand-new Ballardite (yes, if you just moved here, that is what you are.)
We need neighbors from Blue Ridge, Crown Hill, Olympic Manor, North Beach, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Whittier Heights, Shilshole, East Ballard, and Central Ballard.
We need neighbors who have noticed something (such as traffic congestion, tall buildings rising everywhere, panhandlers) and want to do something about it. What would you like to see change for the better?
We share what is going on in our rather large and diverse ‘hood: park clean ups, family bike rides, sustainability fairs, and opportunities for grant funding. Get connected to Ballard though our BDC Member Organizations.
Member organizations send delegates to represent them at the BDC, to discuss growth, transportation, safety, parks, planning, sustainability, homelessness, emergency preparedness. Together we advise the City of Seattle about budget priorities, neighborhood matching funds, and other issues.
Other agencies and organizations come by to present to the group, such as King County Metro, Sound Transit, Port of Seattle, Ballard Chamber of Commerce, Ballard Swedish Hospital, and more.
The BDC is one of 13 Seattle Neighborhood District Councils. Each District Council sends a representative to form the City Neighborhood Council . These representatives work to ensure the public has access to information about the City budget and to uphold citizen rights.