January 12th WCC Board Meeting, 7PM, via Zoom – Please Join Us!

Hi neighbors! Over the past few months, the board has begun to resume our regular meetings via Zoom as we try and adjust as an all-volunteer organization to this pandemic. This transition has been a hodge-podge of testing various platforms and getting creative to find ways to meet as a group. However, as 2021 begins, we wanted to prioritize providing opportunities for our neighbors to join us. So, we’ve finally joined the rest of the world and get a Zoom account. Please join us for our January 12th, 7PM, board meeting (details below). Agenda: – Opportunity for public comments– Review Read More …

What Next? Positively Contributing Towards an Equitable and Inclusive Wedgwood.

In September, the Wedgwood Community Council board members issued a statement honoring the Duwamish People – past and present – the current and ancestral lands of the Duwamish Tribe upon which our community lies. Additionally, we clearly affirmed the obvious yet necessary statement that Black Lives Matter. Finally, we acknowledged where we fell short in the past to actively foster a more equitable and inclusive Wedgwood. But these remain just words as was pointed out to us on Twitter. Great question. As we say, this is Step 1. But excellent question. — WedgwoodCommCouncil (@WedgwoodCC) September 17, 2020 Since issuing this Read More …

Official: WCC’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Canceled

We have officially made the decision to cancel our annual trick-or-treat event along 35th Ave NE. Ultimately, we decided that we could not guarentee the safety of the kids, parents, volunteers, or employees at the businesses who generously partner with us each year. This was probably expected by most, but nevertheless was a difficult decision since these community events (including our summer picnic) represent what we love to do most – bring community together. We hope that your Halloween is as spooky and fun as ever, despite this weird and pandemic-filled year.

Oct 3rd SPU Recycling Event at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church

Seattle Public Utilities will be hosting a recycling event at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church on October 3rd, from 9AM to 1PM. More details can be found here. Accepted items: Styrofoam Household batteries (no damaged batteries) Florescent tubes and bulbs (no broken bulbs, limit: 4 ft.) Small electronics Small appliances (non-freon) Clothing & linens (any condition, must be clean and dry) Furniture & household goods (in good condition) Paper for shredding (limit: 4 boxes of paper) Items not accepted: Commercial loads Broken furniture or household goods Garbage Yard waste Household recycling (items that go in your cart/dumpster) Hazardous waste Automotive waste Construction Read More …

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 …

Trick or Treat!

The annual Wedgwood business district trick-or-treat is on Thursday, October 31st from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Continuing a favorite neighborhood tradition, shops and businesses along 35th Ave NE will open their doors to little superheros, monsters, princesses, and pirates on Halloween afternoon.  Wedgwood Community Council volunteers will serve as crossing guards at the NE 75th Street and NE 85th Street intersections, so stop by and say hello!