June 5th, 2012 Ravenna-Bryant Community Meeting

Ravenna-Bryant Community Association is having a community meeting on Tuesday, June 5th from 7-9 p.m. at the Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Avenue NE.

Enter to win one of five Casper Babypants CDs!

Free Grateful Bread pastries for anyone who comes through the door!

At our April 3rd, 2012 community meeting, about 80 people heard Jim Diers, former Director of the Department of Neighborhoods, talk about the power of community.  Jim gave us a lot of ideas for creating stronger communities, so for our June meeting, we’ll be giving you ways to create a stronger community, right on your own street!

  • The Seattle Police Department’s NE District Crime Prevention Coordinator, Terri Johnston, will show us how to register our blocks for National Night Out (and give cool ideas for turning our streets into a party), and how to start/maintain a Block Watch Program.
  • Seattle City Council Member Bruce Harrell, Chair of the Committee on Public Safety, will discuss programs he feels make our streets safer for everyone.  Come see what your elected officials are doing to make your neighborhood safe!
  • Laurie Ames from the Department of Neighborhood will demystify the process of Neighborhood Matching Funds, and explain how you and your neighbors can get money from the City for your own project (and maybe even a National Night Out event!)
  • Want to know how Greenways make our neighborhoods safer?  What to know what a Greenway is?  Paulo Nunes-Ueno, Director of Transportation at Children’s Hospital, will give details on the soon to be installed Greenway on 39th Avenue NE.  There is a lot of excitement surrounding this first official Greenway in our neighborhood and Paulo is just the guy to fill you in on the Greenway that goes north from the Burke-Gilman Trail through our neighborhood.  Read more about Children’s Livable Streets Initiative here.

You can also meet your RBCA board members and your neighbors.  We hope you’ll join us, and we hope you’ll tell your neighbors to join us!