The next Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting is Monday, April 24, 2017 at Doric Lodge. Agenda here.

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE: SR 99 Aurora Bridge Painting Project (Stage 2) —Stage 2 of the SR 99 Aurora Bridge painting project is scheduled to begin in spring 2018. You are invited to an upcoming open house for community members to learn more about the project. The project website:

Open house details

  • When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 (arrive any time)
  • Where: Seattle Pacific University, Upper Gwinn Commons, 3310 6th Avenue W, Seattle (parking access off West Dravus Street)

Postcard invitations will be mailed out next month to residents and businesses near the bridge in the Upper Queen Anne, Fremont and Wallingford neighborhoods.

From Justin Fujioka, WSDOT Communications  206-440-4690


Karen Ko, our Community Engagement Coordinator, writes, “I hope you all have seen the news from the Department of Neighborhoods announcing changes to the Neighborhood District Coordinator program.  There will now be four Community Engagement Coordinators acting as points of contact for the City.  I am moving to the central region of the City.  Laurie Ames, a long-time Department of Neighborhoods staffer will be point of contact for the north region. Laurie is a gem and will be great to work with.  Her contact information is: or 206-684-0320.  Over the years, I have had the honor of working with many of you in various capacities.  I have been moved and inspired by your commitment to make your neighborhoods and our City a better place to live in so m many ways.  Thank you for proving and demonstrating how powerful groups of neighbors and communities can be.   And, keep up the good work.  See you in the ‘hood.”  Fremont Neighborhood Association owes Karen Ko many thanks for her quiet dedication in meeting with us, helping FNC arrange for clean-ups, pedestrian safety improvements, art in the neighborhood and much more. Thanks, Karen! And welcome to Laurie Ames who, when she worked with FNC before, guided us in making the 46th Street Mural happen.

Neighborhood Matching Fund announces upcoming workshops for community groups Fund provides support for community-initiated projects — SEATTLE (April 5, 2017) – Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is hosting three workshops for community groups interested in learning more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF). This year, NMF will award $3.2 million dollars to community-led projects that strengthen our communities such as cultural festivals, community space improvements, public art, community organizing, and much more. Several enhancements have been made to the Fund this year including a simpler application, added flexibility, and faster review and award processing.

Each workshop will provide an overview of the program requirements and application process. The workshops occur from 6 – 7:30 p.m. To RSVP, call 206-733-9916 or go online at The remaining dates and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, May 17 Greenwood Senior Center (525 N 85th St, 98103)
Thursday, June 1 Columbia City Library, Columbia Room (4721 Rainier Ave S, 98118)

NMF has two funds – the Small Sparks Fund and the Community Partnership Fund. The Community Partnership Fund provides funding up to $100,000 with two more opportunities to apply in 2017. The next deadline for applications is Monday, June 26 at 5 p.m. The Small Sparks Fund provides funding up to $5,000 per project, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This fund is perfect for community activities for Spring Clean, Night Out, Parking Day, and others.

More than 5,000 projects have occurred across the city since this program began in 1988. To learn more about the Neighborhood Matching Fund and its support to community-initiated projects, visit If you have questions about the program, call 206-233-0093 or email