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Central Area District Council meeting on Thursday

This Thursday the Central Area District Council will hold its first monthly meeting with its new officers, who were elected at the December meeting (details and agenda below).

Tenaya Wright is the chair, Thurston Muskelly is the vice chair and Ron Boddie is the secretary. Many of you will have met Tenaya (and her kids) at East Precinct Crime Prevention Coalition meetings. Thurston is active in many organizations in the Central Area and Ron was the District Council Chair last year. The vice chair also serves as the chair of the Central Area Neighborhood Plan implementation team.

Thurston Muskelly(center) with the Mayor

What’s a District Council?

The City’s view of neighborhoods interacting with government is, of course, a hierarchical one: neighborhood groups make up a local City sponsored body ( a District Council) which sends representatives to a Citywide body, the City Neighborhood Council (aka CNC): Ron Boddie was the Central Area District Council’s Chair and CNC representative last year, and vice-chair Adrienne Bailey also often attended. 

The City Neighborhood Council also recently had elections: Kathy Nyland from the Greater Duwamish District Council is the new chair and Laine Ross of the Downtown District Council is the new vice-chair.

It’ll be interesting to see how all the dynamics work out with this new slate of District Council and City Neighborhood Council officers.

The meeting details (from Ted Divina, Central Area Neighborhood Service Center):



Central Area Neighborhood District Council

January 8th, 2009: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry Street

—– Agenda Topics —–

1.     Introductions

·      Additions to Agenda

·      Group Reports/Updates

Tenaya Wright, Chair –

District Council Members


6:00 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.


2.     Marketing the District Council

Tenaya Wright Chair

6:15 pm – 6:25 pm

3.     By Laws Discussion

Thurston Muskelly, Vice Chair

6:25 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.


4.  2009 Work Plan Discussion

All Members

6:45 p.m.- 7:10 p.m.

5.  Thank You Card to Ms. Connelly for Emergency Preparedness Training

All Members

7:10 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

6. Items for February 12th NDC meeting


Tenaya Wright Chair

7:30 p.m.






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