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Seeking participation in forming a city of Kirkland neighborhood association for Finn Hill

In coordination with the Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance, a committee has been assembled to form a neighborhood association for the Finn Hill annexation area. The committee is seeking broad participation and interest from residents throughout Finn Hill. The next meeting of the Finn Hill Neighborhood Group Organizing Committee is at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23 at St. John Vianney Church. The church is located at 12600 84th Avenue N.E. and the meeting will be held in room eight downstairs.

The Finn Hill neighborhood has over 2,600 acres and is distinguished by abundant intact natural resources. The neighborhood will become part of the City of Kirkland on June 1. Kirkland is known for its neighborhoods, and values the meaningful participation of the community in city decision-making processes and services. The neighborhood association will draw Finn Hill residents together to identify the character and vision of the neighborhood as a whole, to advocate for common issues and specific priorities, and to provide a conduit for the community and city to engage one another.

An initial meeting of the organizing committee occurred on May 9 with additional meetings planned over the next few months. Two spokesmen for the group were chosen at the meeting; Jon Pascal, a Planning Commissioner for the City of Kirkland, and Jeff Hoerth, past president of the Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance.

The committee is working to post more information on the Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance and also has a Facebook page established called Finn Hill Community. Members of the committee plan to host a table at the upcoming annexation celebration at Juanita Park on June 3 from 3-7 p.m. to provide additional information about the group’s purpose and how Finn Hill residents may get involved.

Please contact either Pascal or Hoerth to add your name to the committee contact list and find out how you can participate. Pascal can be reached at (206) 890-3868 or jonpascal@comcast.net and Hoerth at (206) 353-1254 or jeffhoerth@comcast.net.

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