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Please join us for our breakfast roundtable:
The Roles of Neighborhoods, Council Districts and Downtown at City Hall

Seattle has been called "a city of neighborhoods." The City's Neighborhood Atlas defines 127 separate neighborhoods in Seattle – from Ballard to Fremont to Capitol Hill to West Seattle.

Today's University District was once called "Brooklyn" and what we now know as the intersection of Capitol Hill, First Hill and the Central District was, at one point, known as "Renton Hill."

But over the years, more than just the neighborhood names have changed. As Seattle continues to grow and evolve as a city so, too, has the role of our neighborhoods. Increasingly, they are emerging as a political landscape – at the center of debates around everything from siting mass transit to affordable housing to allocating public safety resources.

And adding to the importance of neighborhoods across our city, we now have a city council represented largely by neighborhood districts. Residential populations are shifting, too. Currently, two of the three fastest-growing neighborhoods are in Downtown – South Lake Union and the Denny Triangle.

Join us at our May Focus Forward event, where our panel of experts will discuss the current state of Seattle's neighborhoods and what the future holds.

May panelists:
  • Kathy Nyland
    Department of Neighborhoods
  • Erica C. Barnett
    Political Journalist,
    The C is for Crank
  • Zachary Pullin
    Capitol Hill Community Council
blueacre seafood Please note that Focus Forward is now at Blueacre Seafood.
Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; Program 8–9 a.m.
For those able to stay, additional Q&A and networking will continue until 9:30 a.m.
Place: NEW VENUE    Blueacre Seafood
1700 7th Ave.
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By invitation only for DSA members and Gallatin Public Affairs clients & friends
(limit one guest per attendee, please)

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