Highland Park Find It Fix It: May 25, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse is Celebrating 100 Years!, Make Art Not Landfill, Office Hours

Highland Park Find It Fix It: May 25

Next week I’ll be participating in a “Find It, Fix It” Community Walk in Highland Park on Thursday, May 25th, along with the Mayor and City department staff.

It all starts at the Highland Park Improvement Club (1116 SW Holden) at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and information about City services. The walk begins at 6:30 p.m., and goes until 8 p.m. Stops will include Riverview Playfield, the intersection of Highland Park Way SW and SW Holden Street, and discussion will include issues related to speeding, pedestrian and motorist safety, the recent mudslide on Highland Park Way, and lack of food and gathering spaces; here’s a map of the walking route, also copied below. The tour was developed in collaboration with the Highland Park Community.

Here’s a link to flyers in English and Spanish; Spanish translation will be available during the walk.

Find It Fix It walks provide an opportunity for community members to identify neighborhood needs and discuss challenges directly with City leaders.

Fauntleroy Schoolhouse is Celebrating 100 Years!

Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse’s 100th anniversary! Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 21st at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California Ave SW) there will be music, games, and snacks. There will also be a keynote address from Schoolhouse alumni Jim Whittaker and Robert Skotheim.

The Schoolhouse has been a pillar to the community for 100 years, and I am honored to have brought forth this proclamation which was signed by the Council earlier this week. The proclamation recognizes the Schoolhouse whose mission is “to help children build a strong foundation for lifelong learning and provide educational access for all students,” and it proclaims May 21 as “Fauntleroy Schoolhouse’s 100th Anniversary Day.”

To RSVP for the celebration sign up on the website here or call (425) 445-4064.

Make Art Not Landfill

In San Francisco for the past 27 years, Recology CleanScapes has hosted “Artists in Residency” at their garbage transfer station. The program brings artists together with discarded materials at the transfer station. Since 1990 they have hosted over 120 artists, and 30 students have completed residencies.

The program is now being brought to their (and our) South Seattle recycling facility. This five-month program gives artists access to reuse materials to create art, and which is then publicly hosted for exhibition and reception during the artists’ residency. Artists are also given a stipend and access to an on-site studio.

The program in Seattle began in 2016, you can see photos of the residents’ work here.

In-District Office Hours

I will be at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon St) Friday May 26th from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The final meeting of the day will begin at 6:30 p.m.

These hours are walk-in friendly, but if you would like to let me know you’re coming in advance you can email my scheduler Alex Clardy (alex.clardy@seattle.gov).

Additionally, here is a list of my tentatively scheduled office hours. These are subject to change.

Date Location Address
Friday, June 23, 2017 South Park Community Center 8319 8th Avenue S
Friday, July 21, 2017 Southwest Neighborhood Service Center 2801 SW Thistle St
Friday, August 18, 2017 Senior Center of West Seattle 4217 SW Oregon St
Friday, September 22, 2017 South Park Community Center 8319 8th Avenue S
Friday, October 27, 2017 Southwest Neighborhood Service Center 2801 SW Thistle St
Friday, December 15, 2017 South Park Community Center 8319 8th Avenue S
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