The Wedgwood Community Council will hold its annual trustee elections on Wednesday, May 9th. The meeting, held at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church at 8008 35th Ave NE, starts at 7 PM but you can come earlier to mark your ballot at the door.
Please do come and show your support for our WCC trustees who are up for election or re-election. Note that each of the three candidates is running for a separate position (they are not running against one another):
Bill Dock has already served three years as a trustee and is willing to continue into his second term (hooray!) He has been on the Communications Committee (website development and conversion to electronic newsletter.) Bill is the coordinator of the Emergency Preparedness efforts, drawing in volunteers not only from Wedgwood but also from nearby neighborhoods for the twice-annual Preparedness Drills (next one coming up on May 19th.) Bill first moved to Wedgwood in 1996. Bill and his wife now have a daughter in school. Bill works at the UW as IT Staff for the School of Drama, and he also works at Ryther Child Center as a grant writer.
David Grant is a native Washingtonian who moved to Wedgwood five years ago with his wife. They were attracted to the neighborhood’s schools, the character of the homes, and all of the wonderful trees. The Grants now have a two-year-old son who loves playing in the neighborhood parks. David is a landscape architect and urban designer who works on issues related to transit, walkability, open space, and habitat. David began serving as a WCC trustee under appointment three months ago and is now up for official election to his first term (three years.)
Gretchen Bear brings experience in sidewalk and pedestrian safety improvements as a result of a large-scale project she spearheaded along Ravenna Ave NE in “western Wedgwood.” After ten years of effort, this last missing link of sidewalk will be developed by SDOT along the 25th Ave NE/Ravenna arterial connecting NE 85th Street to Lake City Way. There will also be a new bike lane added along this route. Gretchen began serving as a WCC trustee under appointment more than a year ago and now is finally up for election! Gretchen and her husband have two children in Seattle schools.