News roundup: UW students neighborhood design ideas, PNA hiring, Seahawks announcer, senior exercise

by | Jan 21, 2015

Here’s a roundup of various neighborhood news.

Last year, a group of UW Landscape Architecture students worked on a Neighborhood Design Studio focusing on Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. Their designs tried to address how to improve our neighborhood’s “movement, civic and ecological systems.” (You may have seen some of the designs at last May’s big Phinneywood Art Walk.) Three students went beyond their winter quarter 2014 assignment to assemble the studio designs into a booklet as a community resource.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking to hire a Rentals Manager.

The Rentals Manager books and supports one-time and short-term hourly room rentals and after hour event rentals at the Phinney Center, the Greenwood Senior Center, as well as all rentals at the Sunset Hill Community Association, which is an independent neighborhood association, with a beautiful building located nearby in the Sunset Hill area…The position reports to the Director of Facilities. The rentals manager works closely with our scheduling coordinator who is responsible for our internal programing and on-going rentals.


  • To effectively manage the requests, personal contacts and finalization of contracts for one-time and short term hourly rental space and after-hours event rentals at the Phinney Center, the Greenwood Senior Center, and all rental queries for the Sunset Hill Community Association.
  • Balance the room demands of rentals with the needs of PNA programming and PNA events
  • Prepare contracts and follow up for signature and payments
  • Develop and support relationships with recurring and ongoing renters at all sites
  • Understand and clearly convey rental policies so that renters understand their responsibilities
  • Schedule, manage, train and hire Event Managers to staff events at all three sites
  • Maintain Salesforce scheduling database, as well as accounting and record payments in Excel spreadsheet
  • Provide monthly reports of rentals revenue
  • Provide yearly budget projections for hourly, short term and event rentals • Provide direction for marketing and new business relationships

This is a 24 hour per week position, paying $18.25 – $19.25 per hour, depending on experience. Hours are flexible, as arranged with supervisor. Benefits include health insurance, long-term disability insurance and a flexible spending account, three weeks personal time off (PTO) in the first two years, and paid holidays. We offer a positive and flexible working environment. The PNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards a culturally diverse work place. Applicants representing the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] by 5 pm on January 27, 2015. Questions may be directed to Bill Fenimore, Director of Facilities, at [email protected].

Jana said she and her neighbor have seen a woman driving a red pickup truck stealing packages from porches around 83rd and Greenwood. The license plate begins with B717. Has anyone else seen this truck?

A reminder that the Seattle Public Library offers free homework help in person at certain branches as well as online, including tutoring for adults. In-person tutoring for children and teens is available at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., from 6-7:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Online Homework Help is offered in English and Spanish for math, science, English and social studies, from 1-10 p.m. seven days a week.

The free Sound Steps walk training program for seniors is back, ready to help those age 50 and over to train for a 5K, 10K or half marathon walk. Join the Saturday morning training walks from February through June in north Seattle. The program is open to all fitness levels. Find out more by attending an information session from 2-4 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 28, at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. RSVP to Mari Becker, 206-684-4664 or [email protected].

Randy Rowland, pastor at Greenwood’s Sanctuary Church, was featured in a KING 5 story about being the Seahawks’ public address announcer.

The City of Seattle is looking for candidates to serve on the 16-member, volunteer, Seattle Planning Commission. Members are appointed by the mayor or the City Council and may serve up to two consecutive, three-year terms. Four positions are open beginning in April. The Planning Commission advises the mayor, City Council, and city departments on citywide planning goals, policies, and plans, and provides them with objective advice on land-use and zoning, transportation and housing issues. Members must attend twice-monthly meetings and participate on at least one sub-committee that meets monthly. Commissioners also attend and participate in relevant public meetings and events. If interested, apply by Jan. 31 to: Vanessa Murdock, Executive Director, Seattle Planning Commission, City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development, PO Box 34019, Seattle WA 98124-4019. For more information, contact Murdock at 206-733-9271 or [email protected].

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