Monthly Photo Contest

South End Neighborhood Council is proud to announce our first Monthly Photo Contest!

Theme: Spring in the South End

Deadline: 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019

Prize for best photo will be announced at the South End Neighborhood Council meeting at 7 p.m. on April 15, 2019, and the winner will be contacted directly. Monthly prizes subject to change. {Think $5 gift cards: no trips to Hawaii. Sorry.}

All submissions should be emailed to senco253@gmail.com. Please include photographer name, phone number, email address, location photo was taken, year (recent submissions only unless otherwise requested), and confirmation that we may share your photo whether selected or not. If a portrait is submitted, please ensure you have the subject’s permission beforehand.

Rules: Contest open to residents of South End Tacoma. Photos submitted must be the property of the person who submits it for consideration. Photos submitted may be displayed on SENCO’s website and social media; if used, the photographer will be credited. The winning photo will be selected by the Board. If there are no eligible entries, prizes will be distributed the following month. This is a neighborhood council contest: please use your best judgment about what is appropriate to submit. If you are under 18, please ask your parent to submit your work on your behalf. {Rules subject to change.}

This contest is not open to seated South End Neighborhood Council members or their immediate families.

Thank you!

 

 

[Featured Image: Cherry blossoms near Mann Elementary School. Photo credit: Suzanne Skaar]

Community Connections

The Tacoma South End Neighborhood Council is hosting its first community forum on June 1. If you know of an organization that serves our community and would like to be a part of this event, whether by sending a speaker, tabling at the event, or provider materials, please email us at senco253@gmail.com.

More information may be found here.

Thank you!

February 2019 Agenda

Greetings!

Here is the Agenda for the South End Neighborhood Council’s February 25 meeting. We meet at 7 p.m. at the Tacoma Fire Station located at 4911 S Alaska Street. We look forward to seeing you there.

Microsoft Word: SENCo February 25 Regular Meeting

PDF: SENCo February 25 Regular Meeting

 

 

Board Announcements

Thank you to everyone who attended and voted at the Monday, January 28th meeting. We would like to officially announce that our Executive Board is as follows:

Chair: Athena Brewer

Vice Chair: Suzanne Skaar

Corresponding Secretary: Christina Rupp

Recording Secretary: Penny Grellier

Treasurer: Daniel Thomasson

We also wish to welcome new Board Member Christopher Winters to the South End Neighborhood Council.

We will have many exciting opportunities for others to get involved in the South End Neighborhood Council. Our next meeting will be February 25 at 7 p.m. at 4911 S Alaska St, Tacoma, WA 98408. If you would like to be added to the agenda, please email senco253@gmail.com.

On behalf of SENCO, we look forward to working with you!

Suzanne Skaar, Vice Chair

 

 

January 2019 General Meeting

We have received SENCo Board Member Applications from the following well-qualified individuals:

David Thompson
Nikie Walters
Christopher Winters

They will each be given a few minutes to speak to their interest in the board position and share information about their experience at the January 28 General Meeting. The vote will take place at the same meeting. Residents and those who work in the South End Neighborhood are allowed to vote on the incoming board member. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to the Facebook event in order to assist with the preparation of ballots.

We recognize that the previous application had outdated submission instructions. If you submitted an application by January 18 but do not see your name listed here, please contact us immediately. Thank you.

SENCo Meet and Greet: 1/12/2019 11 a.m.

Are you considering applying for the South End Neighborhood Council’s current Board opening? Do you live in the South End? Are you at least 18 years old? Do you want to work with others to improve our neighborhood’s access to resources, representation, safety, and more? Come meet with current Board members on Saturday, January 12, and grab an application! We will be at the Moore Library from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. This is an informal meeting, and children are welcome.

The deadline to apply to be on the Board is January 18. Applications are also available online here.

The vote for the new board member will be taken at the January 28 general meeting. We meet at 4911 S. Alaska St. (Fire Station #8), Suite B, Tacoma, WA 98408 at 7 p.m. Please click here to respond to the Facebook event and share with friends. (RSVP is not necessary, but it will help us with planning purposes.)

Thank you for your support!

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Link Expansion Construction Site Q&A

The following is an announcement from Sound Transit:

 

East Tacoma Community Meeting: 38th and Pacific Staging Area

Walsh Construction Co. II, LLC, Sound Transit’s general construction contractor for the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, has sub-leased the property located on the southeast corner of S. 38th Street and Pacific Avenue (“Rite Aid” lot) for staging of equipment and storage of various materials such as rail, construction trucks, utilities and stockpile materials for hauling to work zones or off site.

Please join Sound Transit and the contractor, Walsh Construction Co. II, LLC, at a drop in meeting to discuss any questions you have regarding the staging area located on S. 38th Street and Pacific Avenue.

Location: Eastside Community Center (Social Hall)
Address: 1721 E 56th St., Tacoma, WA 98404
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (presentation starts at 1:30 p.m.)

To learn more, Contact Wilbert Santos, wilbert.santos@soundtransit.org or (206) 370-5516
To request accommodations for persons with disabilities, call 1-800-201-4900 / TTY Relay: 711 or email accessibility@soundtransit.org.
To get more Sound Transit updates, go to soundtransit.org/subscribe

 

For more information about the January 12 meeting, click here.

South End Neighborhood Council

Welcome to the South End Neighborhood Council’s new website! The goal of the new website is to make information more accessible to our community.

We hope you will join us in our mission to better serve Tacoma’s South End. Please click here for our meeting schedules, a list of officers, and an application to join the Board. If you would like to contact us, click here. And we encourage you to like and follow us on Facebook!

We appreciate your patience as we develop the new website. If you have suggestions for how to improve the site, or requests for information, please let us know.

Thank you!