News from the Whittier Heights Community Council, August 2017
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Whittier Heights
Community Council

August 2017 Newsletter

Update from WHCC

Whittier Heights Community Council (WHCC) has been busy working on safety improvements and community events for our Whittier Heights neighborhood. Upcoming events include:

Emergency Hub / Outdoor Movie Night

Join us to learn about our Whittier Heights Emergency Hub, and then an outdoor movie at Kirke Park on Saturday, September 9 at 7 pm (movie starts at 8 pm). All ages welcome! There will be treats and at least one movie, if not a double-feature. 

Help us choose the movie by clicking on the survey! The survey is open until this Monday at 10 pm. Feel free to give your suggestions!

Community Clean-up Walk - 8th NW

The first Whittier Heights community clean-up walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 7 at 10 am. We are partnering with a terrific group, Seattle Clean Street Collective for the clean-up. Neighbors of any age and ability welcome! We will pick up trash safely (with all sorts of helpful tools) on 8th Ave NW (meet at 75th/8th on west side at 10 am). 

Here is the route: meet at 75th/8th (west side), head north on west side of 8th to 85th.  Cross 85th and head down east side of 8th to 65th.  Cross at 65th and head north on 8th (west side) to 75th.

Pedestrian Safety Update


New Crossing Beacon: 8th & NW 75th

In July, SDOT added a new crossing beacon at 75th/8th.  A push button activates flashing lights when pedestrians are ready to cross. This intersection is a school crossing and has bus stops and parks located on both sides of 8th NW. So far, the beacon appears to be working well in helping pedestrians cross the busy street

Whittier Heights Safety Flag Project

The orange pedestrian safety flags are working well!  This project is funded by the Safe Routes to School program. WHCC has added safety flags to the following intersections:
  • 75th/8th
  • 73rd/8th
  • 70th/8th
  • 67th/8th
  • 75th/3rd
  • 70th/3rd
  • 80th/13th
  • Whittier Elementary (east/west/south crosswalks)
We have a long list of intersections that still need flags, and hope to add as many as possible before school starts in September.

Surrounding Community Events

Gumshoe 5k Walk continuing through Sunday, August 20.  Forms are available at Ken's Market, Phinney Center, and Couth Buzzard Books. The Gumshoe was extended one week (to August 20) due to the hot weather. It is so fun and great for walking and supporting our Greenwood community.  Use GPS if you're stuck or call the Answer Guy!  The Gumshoe benefits the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank. You can find all information here.

Neighborhood Matching Fund Grants Workshop on Wednesday, August 30, at 6 pm, at the Northgate Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room (10510 5th Ave NE, 98125).  See information on matching fund grants here.  We're hoping to attend to possibly fund another crossing beacon in our neighborhood.

Phinney Neighborhood Association. The PNA is essential to our greater neighborhood for volunteer opportunities, classes, and fundraisers. The monthly calendar (full of events) is available on their website.

What is Whittier Heights?

What are the boundaries of our Whittier Heights neighborhood?  Our micro community extends from NW 85th and 65th to the north/south and 15th and 8th NW to the west/east.   We are bordered by the West Woodland, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, and Greenwood-Phinney neighborhoods.

Ways to Connect with WHCC

We have a website as well as Facebook and Twitter pages (see links below).  You can also contact us here.  We welcome input, feel free to contact us!




©Stuart Isett, 2016 (Kirke Park)


About WHCC

WHCC offers a forum for neighbors to connect, raise concerns and work together to improve our community. We represent neighborhood interests and act as a liaison between other neighborhood groups, organizations and elected representatives. WHCC serves residents and businesses between NW 65th and 85th St. and 15th and 8th Ave. NW.

From the Bylaws:
Our Purpose

1. Promote communications among the neighborhood populationincluding residents, businesses, schools, and churches in order to:
a) Provide a public forum for discussion of community issues.
b) Plan social events for the benefit of the neighborhood.
c) Facilitate communications about pertinent issues and events.

2. Join with other community organizations on issues of mutual concern.

3. Represent the community with (appropriate) public/private organizations.

4. Implement other appropriate activities affecting the welfare of the community.
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