PNA Village program extends to East Ballard

27 04 2015

At 7 p.m. Thurs. April 30 the (PBS) KCTS channel 9 television show called IN Close will feature the PNA Village. This type of village is one of hundreds of existing and forming “virtual villages” in the U.S. – membership-driven, grass-roots organizations that, through both volunteers and paid staff, coordinate access to affordable services including transportation, health and wellness programs, home repairs, social and educational activities, and other day-to-day needs enabling individuals to remain connected to their community and to stay in their current homes throughout the aging process. East Ballard residents are within the PNA Village boundaries and can join and volunteer.

Representatives of the PNA Village will be attending the May 20 EBCA monthly meeting at 7:30pm. Please contact Dawn Hemminger if you’d like to attend.

The PNA Village serves persons living between NW 50th St and NW 105th St and Aurora Ave to 15th Ave NW. There are two existing Villages in different areas of Seattle, with one more launching this Spring and more in the works! The National Village organization conference is in Seattle this Fall!

Visit the PNA Village web!

Like them on  Facebook!

Visit the National Village to Village Network:

Thank-you for helping us clean up 14th Ave NW!

26 04 2015


Thank-you neighbors for coming out Saturday morning to clean up 14th Ave NW. We had a bunch of new neighbors come out plus our trusty regulars who are now pros at keeping our neighborhood clean. We had about 25 volunteers this time around, enough to cleanup 14th from NW 65th to Leary! With each new cleanup, we come up with something fun and new. This time around, we added kid-sized vests with the EBCA logo sewn on the back. Very fashionable!

Check out all of the photos here.


Don’t forget Adopt A Street Cleanup is this Saturday

22 04 2015
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You never know the treasures you might find when cleaning up your neighborhood

We’re looking forward to seeing you this Saturday rain or shine!

Adopt A Street Cleanup along 14th Ave NW
Sat April 25,  10am-1pm
Meet over coffee & breakfast snack at Blowing Sands Glass
5805 14th Ave NW

Tidy up 14th Ave NW & care for the planters.
Come dressed for the weather.

Stay and have lunch donated by Ballard Market
contact for more information

Have you tried the City’s “Find It, Fix It” app yet?

20 04 2015

City of Seattle’s “Find It, Fix It” smartphone app takes advantage of technology available on mobile devices, including geographic awareness, to citizens a convenient way to alert the City to issues such as graffiti, potholes and streetlight outages, while providing location information that helps City staff respond.

The app, which can be downloaded to any iPhone or Android phone, offers the following service request categories:

  • Abandoned Vehicles: report vehicles parked in a public right-of-way more than three days.
  • Graffiti: report graffiti, including what it is on – parking meter, utility pole or building – so it gets automatically routed to the appropriate department for response.
  • Illegal Dumping: report illegal dumping in a specific location.
  • Parking Enforcement: make an inquiry regarding a parking concern.
  • Pothole: report a pothole.
  • Streetlight Report: report a specific outage.
  • Other Inquiry: this miscellaneous category is for making an inquiry or request, which will be processed by the City’s Customer Service Bureau. Mobile users should choose this category to provide feedback.

Android users can download the app from the Google Play Store and iPhone users can download it from iTunes.

The app also provides a link to, the mobile version of the City of Seattle’s website. Windows phone users can use this link to view the City’s full website and “request a City service” under the “Need Help” section near the bottom of the home page.

In addition to the app, you can report issues and request information:

  • In person at the Customer Service Bureau located in the City Hall lobby, the Customer Service Center in the Seattle Municipal Tower lobby and any of six Neighborhood Service Centers;
  • Over the phone by calling the Customer Service Bureau at 206-684-2489 (CITY); and
  • At the City’s website at

All requests submitted must specify a location within Seattle city limits in order to complete processing. If the location is outside the city limits, a message will display to the user and the request will close automatically.

For help with Find It, Fix It and City services in general, please contact the Customer Service Bureau at 206-684-2489 (CITY).

Mark your calendar for Adopt A Street Cleanup on Sat April 25

13 04 2015

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Spring has sprung, which is a sign that it’s time to don our fluorescent vests, slip on a pair of rubber gloves, grab our picker uppers, sling a bright yellow bag over our shoulders, and take to the street, 14th Ave NW that is!

Join your neighbors on Saturday April 25 for EBCA’s biannual Adopt A Street Cleanup. We’ve been cleaning up 14th Ave NW since the Fall of 2005 thanks to your help and our amazing volunteers who organize this event. Picking up trash is a lot more fun than it sounds and is something the whole family can do together. See you there rain or shine!


Adopt A Street Cleanup along 14th Ave NW
Sat April 25,  10am-1pm
Meet over coffee & breakfast snack at Blowing Sands Glass
5805 14th Ave NW

Tidy up 14th Ave NW & care for the planters.
Come dressed for the weather.

Stay and have lunch donated by Ballard Market
contact for more information

Participate in Seattle’s first emergency prepardeness “hub-a-thon”

10 04 2015


After a successful round of Hub Chats held March 24-25, it is clear neighborhood leaders want to connect with other groups organizing for disaster. The Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map will launch within the next week. For more details on the map and how to connect during the Hub-a-thon, see FAQs below: 

What’s going on? Two big things …
This month, the Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map makes its on-line debut. If you are part of the SNAP list*, you will automatically receive a link to this website.

Then, on April 17-18, Seattle Emergency Management will host the first-ever Seattle “Hub-a-thon!”

*sign up for the SNAP list at: 

What is a Hub-a-thon?
It’s a virtual meet-up of neighborhood coordinators who have organized their group for safety and disaster preparedness. Neighbors connect themselves via the new Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map.

What is the Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map?
An interactive Google map where you can connect with other neighborhood coordinators directly and see who else has organized around you.

Why Seattle Emergency NeighborLink?
If you’ve ever wondered who else has formed a neighborhood group around safety or disaster preparedness, there has never been a way to easily locate or contact others. But now with NeighborLink, there is! 

Why does this matter?
In any large-scale regional disaster, city resources will be overwhelmed, and people will have to rely on those around them to get through the first few days and weeks. Connecting with people now, and exchanging information ahead of time, will be an important way for neighbors to stay safe and help each other when the time comes.

Can anyone participate?
While anyone can view the map, group information should be posted by either your neighborhood coordinator, community agency, or someone you designate. Seattle Emergency NeighborLink will only show Seattle-based SNAP, Block Watch, Hub groups and CERT individuals. CERT members are asked to associate with their nearest Seattle-based Hub. 

How do I participate?
Go to: is currently being updated)
Look for the Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map on the home page. (Google Map won’t be live until early April.)

Click and fill in the form for SNAP, Block Watch, Hub or CERT.

Send in your information and watch for your group to show up on the map during the April 17-18 Hub-a-thon! 

What if I’m not part of SNAP, Block Watch, Hub or CERT? Can I still add myself to the map?
No, but if you want to start your own SNAP, Block Watch or Hub group, you’ll be able to link out to those websites for more information.

Once I see the map is live, do I have to wait to be part of the Hub-a-thon?
No! In fact, the more people who fill in the form early, the faster people can start connecting. The first day of the Hub-a-thon is just the beginning. The map will constantly be updated as people keep adding themselves to the map.

Our group doesn’t use computers. Can we still participate in the Hub-a-thon and become part of the Seattle Emergency NeighborLink map?
Yes! The Hub-a-thon is set for Fri, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sat, April 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Have a member of your group stop by the American Red Cross anytime during those times. We will take your information and enter it into the computer for you. It’s that easy.

Or, call 206-684-0517 during the Hub-a-thon and we will take your information over the phone. 

What happens after the Hub-a-thon?
Start connecting with other neighborhood coordinators via email! The NeighborLink map will be your ready resource to help you plan and organize with other groups around you. 

Anything else?
Stay tuned to the SNAP email list* for future announcements on SNAP and Hub training. Seattle Office of Emergency Management is committed to helping our community connect and plan together for disaster. *See link above or email:

For more information, contact Debbie Goetz, Seattle Office of Emergency Management, email: or call 206-684-0517.

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Apply for a Small Sparks Grant for your next spring clean event

6 04 2015



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