The South End Neighborhood Council is pleased to announce that our newest Neighborhood Moment is now available. Thank you to our guests, Michael Collier, Board Chair of the Tacoma Refugee Choir, and Alisa O’Hanlon, Vice Chair of Tacoma Community House’s Board of Directors, for talking with us about resources in our community.
Click here to watch the South End Neighborhood Council Neighborhood Moment.
To learn more, please visit https://www.tacomacommunityhouse.org/ and https://www.refugeechoir.org/ .
We’d especially like to thank David Gordon and his great team at TV Tacoma for all their help and for putting this together for Tacoma’s Neighborhood Councils!
“the moment” by NM3792 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
We hope to see you at our April 15, 2019 General Meeting. Please click here for the SENCo April 2019 Regular Meeting Agenda.
As a reminder, we will be collecting food for our community partner, Nourish Food Banks. We will also discuss updates on the Logo Redesign Contest being held in partnership with Lincoln High School. And we will announce the winner of the first monthly SENCO Photo Contest.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. We appreciate your help in sharing this information with other residents and business owners in the South End Neighborhood.
We are pleased to announce that the South End Neighborhood Council is hosting a contest for Lincoln High School students to redesign our neighborhood council logo.
The deadline for submitting a logo is April 15. First, Second, and Third place will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively. We will also share the top designs on our website. Interested students should contact Lincoln High School instructor Reid Callan for details: RCALLAN@tacoma.k12.wa.us
As part of SENCo’s work plan for 2019, we are actively supporting Nourish Pierce County’s efforts to make sure that no one in our region goes without food. A few facts that you may not know about our partner organization:
- Nourish Pierce County’s headquarters are in SENCo’s district service boundaries.
- Nourish Pierce County was formerly known by the name FISH Food Bank, but was rebranded under the organization’s new leadership.
- Nourish Pierce County has a mobile food bank location at Giaudrone Middle School, 4902 S Alaska Street every Monday from 4:30PM – 6:30PM. (Important note: the food banks will be closed Monday, May 27th in observation of Memorial Day.)
“Nourish Pierce County provides nutritious food and support services to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect. Through our network of seven food banks and two mobile food banks serving seventeen additional sites, we provide food directly to people in need across Pierce County, Washington. In 2018, Nourish shared 6 million pounds of food with 61,000 individuals, meaning that 7% of the Pierce County received food from one of our food banks. In Tacoma alone, we served more than 25,000 people last year, 12% of the city. In the past six months, we started service at two new locations within Tacoma, at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and at Tacoma Community College.”
At SENCo, we are proud to sponsor monthly food and monetary donations collected at our community meetings held the third Monday of the month, 7:00PM, at Tacoma Fire Department Station #8.
To learn more about Nourish Pierce County and how you can get involved through donations or volunteer efforts, please contact Travis Weller, Grants and Communications Manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 253-383-3164, or by visiting their website https://nourishpc.org/.
Community Council of Tacoma (CCoT) is a coalition of all eight Neighborhood Councils (NCs) in Tacoma: N End, N East, W End, Central, New Tac, Eastside, S End, & S Tac. See here for interactive map.
CCoT meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:30pm via Zoom. As an open meeting, all community members are welcome to attend. Each Neighborhood Council has two votes per board for any motions during meetings (see here for CCoT Standing Rules & see here for CCoT Bylaws).
City of Tacoma (CoT) Standards & Guidelines states the mission of all NCs is to, “…create an environment in which residents are afforded an opportunity to meaningfully discuss City programs and policies that affect the neighborhood, bring neighborhood concerns, priorities, and goals to the attention of the City, and encourage diverse relationships and representative participation where residents feel included and empowered to contribute to improving the livability of their communities.” Per Tacoma Municipal Code 1.45.060, CCoT serves all the NCs, “…as a forum for discussion of issues of broad interest or Citywide impact, and the advocacy of the needs of individual NCs.”
Email CCoT for more information: email@example.com