The Queen Anne Community Council is looking for a few good citizens. Well, maybe more than just a few.
With 10 spots up for election on Sept. 15, the organization is seeking Queen Anne area residents who are interested in getting involved in the community to sign up to join the council. All the positions are open, whether or not there is an incumbent. Currently, incumbents in about four of the positions are not running for reelection.
The purpose of the Council is to give residents, business owners and local organizations a voice in shaping the future of the neighborhood. The council represents the people of Queen Anne and advises the Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council, which, in turn, is the direct representative of the region to the Seattle City Council.
"We try to represent the needs of all the people of the Queen Anne Hill," said Mike Warren, the organization's representative to the Magnolia/Queen Anne District Council. The council is involved with such issues as land use policies, parks and recreation, public safety and transportation.
Warren says that so far, only two people have signed up to run for the 10 positions on the council.
Interested citizens who would like to join the council need to live in the area or have a business in the area to qualify for consideration.
"Basically, they need to have a stake in the community," Warren said.
Those interested in running for a position should email Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sept. 8. Candidates should include background information about themselves that can be released publicly and explain why they are interested in being on the community council.
He also requests that candidates list the issues they are most interested in following. The council elections will be held on Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 First Ave. W.
All citizens attending the meeting are eligible to fill out ballots to elect the council members. Candidates will give a presentation in support of their candidacies during the meeting.[[In-content Ad]]