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Capitol Hill Community Council



Advocating For Our Unsheltered Neighbors w/ Representative Frank Chopp &  Councilmember Kshama Sawant

April 19th, 12th Ave Arts

Another one of our top focus during our Open House was Homelessness. We view the homeless community as our neighbors and want to engage everyone in the conversation on how to advocate for this community as well.

Over 500,000 young people experience homelessness every year throughout our nation. Despite that staggering figure, there are only 4,000 youth shelter beds across the country. This forces the majority of homeless youth to struggle for survival on the streets.

Representative Frank Chopp has allocated $1.5 million in funding from the city of Seattle that will be spread out over the next three years to support a homeless youth opportunity center and housing project in Capitol Hill. This will be a great opportunity for us to hear what is being done on a legislative level and how we can assist on a community level.

We are also teaming up with Be: Seattle who have been collecting things like socks, underwear, hats, gloves, menstrual products, etc. (socks, gloves, and hats have been specially asked for this month). In hopes to distribute these to our unsheltered neighbors at a later.

In addition, we are hoping to have others from the community to provide various perspectives of the homeless conversation and how we can focus on helping and empowering Seattle’s vulnerable communities.

Our meeting will be on the 19th @ 6:00 – 7:30 and would love you to attend!


+PLUS! Updates from the Capitol Hill Champion!



2016-2017 Capitol Hill Community Council Candidates


Zachary Pullin [running for President]
Why I want to run: to continue the work of improving the neighborhood, helping neighbors and engaged citizens create shared community, to produce events, programming, and conversations that inspire, motivate, and encourage action and participation, and to help shape the narrative for our neighborhood in this time of rapid change and growth. Plus, I’m really looking forward to implementing and continuing to work internally to create a more sustainable organization (funding, programs, committees, etc).
Brief resume: Zachary is a Chippewa Cree tribal member, graduate of Western Washington University, and currently works at SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership. He has an extensive background in community organizing, communications, leadership, training, and connecting movements. A community activist committed to pursuing racial, economic, gender, and social justice through service, Zachary served in Peace Corps and the 2012 Equality Ride. Recently appointed by Mayor Murray to the Seattle Housing Authority, he also serves on the board of the Gender Justice League board, Victory Campaign Board, and 43rd District Democrats. Additionally, he serves as Acting President of the Capitol Hill Community Council and is a member of the NW Two Spirit Society, SPD’s Native American Advisory Council, WA Family Unity Act Workgroup, GSBA’s Public Policy Task Force, Capitol Hill Eco-District’s Equity and Engagement Subcommittee, and Capitol Hill Champion. He was honored to represent the LGBTQ and Native community as 2014 Seattle Pride Parade Grand Marshal. In his spare time, Zachary enjoys freelance writing for local and national publications and catching up on local politics while sipping Porchlight coffee and listening to Nina Simone.
About me: Born in Montana, moved to Spokane (grew up in North Spokane), attended college in Bellingham, and finally returned to the Northwest after traveling with Peace Corps and other opportunities and have called Seattle home for almost 4 years.
Connection to Captiol Hill: Live near First AME, volunteer with a few organizations, and thoroughly enjoy Oddfellows gluten-free biscuits and the Broadway Farmer’s Market!
What I hope to see/work on for 2016-2017: I hope to continue working on fundraising, seeking out grants, increasing participation, identifying partnerships and collaboration opportunities, and producing meaningful events that connects people!

Natalie Curtis [running for VP]
Why I want to run: Current Secretary – to help bring the community closer together while still embracing change. Bring more diversity, cultural awareness, and inclusion to the Hill/Seattle wide.
Brief resume: Currently pursing Masters in Non-Profit Leadership at Seattle U. Community Impact Advisor for HERE Seattle. B.A in Rehabilitation Studies. Microsoft 2012-2014 Swedish/Providence Hospital- 2014-present
About me: Moved from Texas to Seattle 5 years, wanted to give back and be involved in the community I lived and worked in.
Connection to Capitol Hill: Lives on Broadway, works at Swedish/Providence, and enjoy EVERYTHING on the Hill!
What I hope to see/work on for 2016-2017: Hope to see more diverse and affordable housing for all.Be apart of and advocate for positive changes in the community that still preserve the historic

OPEN [running for Treasurer]
Info coming soon.

OPEN  [running for Secretary]

Info coming soon.

OPEN [running for At-Large member]

Info coming soon.

OPEN [running for At-Large member]
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OPEN [running for At-Large member]

Info coming soon.

March 19, 2015 Meeting Agenda


Capitol Hill Community Council

March 19, 2015

6:30     Welcome: people can add suggestions (updates, announcements, etc) to the “Parking Lot” – and Old Business (Letter for Andrew Haas)

6:35    Jesse Perrin, CHCC Programs Committee – NEW CHCC Service Opportunity

6:45     SDOT – Streetcar Extension Update

7:00     Council member Mike Archambault, Seattle Greenways Update

7:10    Elliot Helmbrecht, April 28 Special Election

7:20    Alex Brennan, “Only in Seattle” update

7:35     Sound Transit Developer discussion

7:50     Capitol Hill Champion updates, Streetcar Launch updates, and New Business (Bring ideas!)

February 19, 2015 Meeting Agenda


Capitol Hill Community Council

February 19, 2015
(the meeting may end early for folks to attend the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce “State of the Hill” event)

6:30     Welcome: people can add suggestions (updates, announcements, etc) to the “Parking Lot”

6:35     Alex Brennan, Capitol Hill Housing, CHCC Partnership Presentation

6:45     At-Large Candidate [ACTION ITEM: Vote]

6:50     Andrew Haas, Historic Preservation Updates [ACTION ITEM: possible resolution/vote]

6:55    Seattle City Council member Sawant, LGBTQ Hate Crimes Forum Introduction [ACTION ITEM: vote on sponsorship and involvement]

7:05    Tim & Brie (or council liaison Zachary Pullin), Capitol Hill Champion (Capitol Hill Light Rail Station TOD) update

7:10     Community Council member Mike Archambault, 520 Update

7:15     Outstanding Council Updates: Streetcar, RSJI, Vision Zero, etc

7:25     Continuing Subcommittee Conversation and Brainstorm [ACTION ITEM: plan for next steps]

7:45     Announcements [ACTION ITEM: Discuss any “Parking Lot” suggestions]

January General Meeting – Jan. 15, 2014


Capitol Hill Community Council

January 15th, 2015

6:30     Welcome /Intro/Introduce “Parking Lot”

6:40     Recap the Winter Open House – Gather additional feedback and hear more about the feedback already gathered

7:05     Council Meeting Frequency: Open comment period and possible vote

7:15     Champion Update – Tim & Brie

 7:20    PPUNC Guest

7:30     Streetcar Launch Committee Update & Homelessness Task Force: Capitol Hill Update

7:35     Arboretum Guest/Seattle Central Greenways Update

7:45     Introduction of At-Large Candidate

7:50     Remaining Business/Grants & 2015 Outlook/Adjourn

CHS Blog Column by VP Zachary Pullin Hill Wonk | Community – and curiosity – reason enough to vote

CHS Blog Column by Vice President Zachary Pullin

Hill Wonk | Community – and curiosity – reason enough to vote

In the August 2014 primary, roughly 29% of registered voters in our legislative district actually voted. It troubles me that a majority of people — especially registered voters — apparently have no motivation to vote. As an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree tribe…READ MORE

CHS Blog Column by VP Zachary Pullin Hill Wonk | Geography – and affordability defines community of place

CHS Blog Column by Vice President Zachary Pullin

Hill Wonk | Geography – and affordability defines community of place

The historic draw of Capitol Hill, its evolution into the nucleus of LGBTQ culture, is rooted in its mantle as a neighborhood that families moved away from. Housing was affordable, LGBTQ services were convenient, and jobs in downtown Seattle were close-by. Recently, however, our neighborhood is known for its skyrocketing rents, displacement of longtime residents, a sanitized culture, and rapid development…READ MORE