A Statement of Acknowledgement and Apology from the Wedgwood Community Council

In 1946, the Wedgwood Community Club – the precursor to the Wedgwood Community Council (WCC) – formed and continued representing the neighborhood until 1971.  In 1987, what we now know as the WCC formed as the city was creating a formal neighborhood council structure through the city’s new Department of Neighborhoods.  Since that time, the WCC has continued to represent our neighborhood with periodic dips and peaks in engagement and activity natural to most volunteer neighborhood organizations.  The events over the last few months throughout our country and here locally have weighed heavy on the hearts of all WCC board Read More …

Routes 71 and 76 Suspended – Transit Changes Coming to Wedgwood Starting September 19th

In response to COVID-19 and associated budget constraints and reduced ridership, Metro has announced a variety of service changes that take effect on September 19th. Among the changes are the suspensions of Routes 71 and 76. The rationales provided for both the 71 and 76 are as follows: Route 76 (and 71) service is suspended as part of the temporary reduced service network due to the COVID pandemic and its associated loss of ridership and revenue. With no certainty over COVID-19 and the planned openings of new Sound Transit Link stations at the University District, Roosevelt, and Northgate in 2021, Read More …

Development of Wedgwood’s New Park Suspended

The WCC has been notified by Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) that in response to significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19 which impacts the city’s 2020 budget, the city and SPR are suspending $10 million in capital project work. Included in the suspended work is the development of the city’s five land-banked park properties, of which our new park is one. Unfortunately, there is no known time frame when the new park will be developed or what its name will be. SPR has simply noted that they will work to secure funding in future budget cycles. We know Read More …

Announcement: Changes to the WCC Board

Following 3 years of incredible service as Board President, John Finelli has stepped down as current president and will continue serving as a trustee, chairing the Events Committee, and serving as an alternate WCC representative to the NE District Council. With this change, the WCC board has appointed Per Johnson to a vacant board member position and subsequently appointed Per to serve as Interim Board President. Per is a past-president having previously been involved in the WCC between 2009 and 2015. This change is an excellent reminder that the WCC is an all-volunteer board and welcomes new engagement and interest Read More …