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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

More Meetings with City; County to Follow

Maritime Heritage Initiative partners continued their meetings with Seattle City Council members and staff yesterday. John Chaney of Historic Seattle, David Allen of Coastal Heritage Alliance, and myself as AKCHO vice president met with council president Nick Licata's arts and culture advisor Frank Video about $150,000 in seed money to jump-start maritime heritage programs at South Lake Union Park and the North Lake Union dock. Chaney, Allen and Jennifer Meisner of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation met with councilmember Sally Clark.
The MHI partners are also gearing up for meetings with King County Council members, informing them about a county contribution of $150,000, in addition to the city's contribution. Earlier this year, MHI partners met with County Executive Ron Sims, discussing conversion of the North Lake Union dock into an historic shipyard, but funding did not make it into the recently released 2007 budget.

These links will take you to contact information for the Seattle City Council and the King County Council. To check which county council member represents you, here's a link to the council district map. (Seattle City Council members are all "at large.")

Full disclosure: The MHN Blog and Maritime Heritage Network could benefit from the funding discussed above, if approved.

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