About the City Neighborhood Council
The City Neighborhood Council (CNC) is a citizen-led advisory group, comprised of elected members from each of the City’s 13 Districts, originally organized under the authority of Seattle City Council Resolution 27709 (Establishment of Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program) in October, 1987. Subsequent resolutions have refined or altered this initial resolution. They are Resolution 28115 (Amendment to Promote Diversity) December, 1989; Resolution 28948 (Neighborhood District Representation on the City Neighborhood Council) in July, 1994; and Resolution 29015 (City/Community Partnership) October, 1994. An executive order and resulting resolution dissolved the relationship with the city on December 31st 2016.
The CNC's purpose is to provide city-wide coordination for the Neighborhood Matching Fund, Neighborhood Budget Prioritization, and Neighborhood Planning programs.
The CNC also provides a forum for a discussion of common neighborhood issues and is available for advice on policies necessary for the effective and equitable implementation of the Neighborhood Planning and Assistance Program. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.
*Copies of these resolutions are available in hard copy at the Department of Neighborhoods by contacting Wendy Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-0719.
Neighborhood Districts and District Councils
The city is divided into 13 neighborhood districts. These districts grew out of a 1987 Seattle City Council resolution to promote, support, and involve citizen participation at the neighborhood level. Each district has a District Council which is comprised of representatives from community councils, nonprofit organizations and business districts. The councils provide a forum for consideration of concerns and for the sharing of ideas for solutions to common problems. To ensure that city programs and services are responsive and reflective of the needs and values of its neighborhoods, field staff known as Neighborhood District Coordinators serve as the community’s liaison and resource.
Individual District Coordinators support District Councils. Here are the representatives: