Trustees & Contacts

The WCC needs your help to continue serving our community. If you’re interested in getting involved and serving as a trustee, serving in a leadership position, or if you’d just like some more information, please contact us ». You don’t need any prior experience, all you need is a desire to be involved in your community.

Current Caretakers


Per Johnson recently returned to the WCC after relocating back to Wedgwood with his wife, Paula, and two 3-year olds.  Per is a Seattle native, having grown up in the Madrona neighborhood.  He is currently serving as Interim Board President and previously served as president and trustee between 2009 and 2015.  


John Finelli became a community council trustee in November 2015 and served as Board President from September 2016 to September 2019.  John and his wife Rebecca came to Seattle in 2014 and after renting in Hawthorne Hills, the Finelli family fell in love with northeast Seattle and found a home to buy in Wedgwood.  The Finelli’s have a daughter in Eckstein Middle School, and a son at Thornton Creek.  John has jumped into the many-pronged activities of the Wedgwood Community Council including event planning, parks acquisition, Adopt a Street, sometimes monitoring development issues, and promoting a pedestrian-friendly zone along the commercial corridor of 35th Ave NE.


Chris H BioChris Haskins, a Phoenix native, came to Seattle in 1998. After living in many different neighborhoods he and his wife Bernedette settled in Wedgwood in 2006. Chris claims to be a web site developer, and started working with the WCC in 2015 helping out with the web site. He became a community council trustee in July of 2016. In his spare time, Chris enjoys gardening, cooking, and walking the neighborhood.


Additional Contacts


Wedgwoodians love cats, but cats do not read the WCC newsletter.

Valarie Bunn grew up in Wedgwood and first began writing articles about neighborhood history in 1992 for the paper version of WCC’s Wedgwood Echo newsletter.  Currently Valarie has the on-line Wedgwood in Seattle History blog. email »


Ellen Blackstone is the communications coordinator for the Wedgwood Wide Block Watch. Email: