Man, oh man, is there a lot to talk about at the monthly Wallingford Community Council board meeting:
- Wednesday February 3rd — YES, that’s tomorrow . . .
- 7:00-9:00 PM
- Room 202 at the Good Shepherd Center
The agenda is packed with opportunities for Wallyfolks to step up and be part of something really big. I am guessing that you have heard about the Wallingford Community Senior Center’s struggle to move forward? They are only the canary in the coal mine. The City is taking a strategic look at all the centers, the few that are left, to try and develop a new model of how we serve seniors, and all our families, in tough economic times. For WCSC, the remarkable turnout and support from the community at the November Soup and Bread Line Fundraiser has carried forward into continuing community engagement and brainstorming to move forward with strategic planning for a new model of how to age well in our community. They will be sharing details of what is to come.
Hopefully you have participated in the community center planning project that has been underway for the past year or so. What if the two efforts joined forces, starting to offer all-age community center programs along with the extremely critical services to seniors? How would that make a difference to your family? What ideas and skills do you have to share that could help create a completely new vision for community centers and aging well in our community? We are all “senior wannabes”, just consider the alternative folks, so let’s come together and talk about how we can make both these things successful.
February WCC Agenda:
- Wallingford Community Senior Center update
- Wallingford Farmer’s Market relocation status
- Special Guest: Stella Chao, Director of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
- Updates of several of the projects partially funded by DON Small and Simple grants
Upcoming WCC Guests:
- March 3rd: Bill Benzer, Seattle Public Utilities and a representative (to be named later) from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development to brief us on the status and what to expect from the North Recycling and Disposal Station remodel process. Community Q&A to follow the presentation.
- April 7: New Councilmember Mike O’Brien