Sixteen Rainier Beach community members have been selected to serve on a newly-formed Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC), which is designed to advise and collaborate with the City on the neighborhood planning update process.
According to the City, the NAC will work directly with staff from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the Department of Planning and Development, and will advise on such elements as engaging the community through targeted outreach, selecting the planning consultants to address the communities’ priorities, reviewing community input, and creating recommendations that balance community interests. The NAC will also support the creation of an action plan for their neighborhood that will be reviewed on an annual basis.
NAC members live, work or spend significant time in the neighborhood and represent a broad range of community interests. The following members applied for the volunteer positions, and were interviewed and selected based on a variety of criteria:
Akuilia ‘Kiki’ Kennedy
Mohamed Sheikh Hassan
Matt Kozleski (Alternate)
Robert West (Alternate)
Vallerie Fisher (Alternate)
Look for interviews with several Rainier Beach NAC members to be published within the week. More info. Photo/do communications