Friends of SE Seattle Pools**
Planning is necessary to build the long-term vision of how our city can meet its citizens’ needs for healthy swimming opportunities. Only through the public process such a plan would provide can we build broad consensus on priorities and methods for addressing all aspects of costs. Ongoing maintenance and operational costs are a mounting challenge for the Parks Department as a whole, but these issues are particularly problematic for our aging pool system.
We are in the process of applying for the NMF grant and need your pledged volunteer hours to match available funds. See below for ideas about how you can contribute.
Then email me; Aimee Bullock, c/o Friends of Pools in SE Seattle gro.sloopelttaes|eemia#gro.sloopelttaes|eemia and let me know how many hours you can contribute over the course of a 12 month project should the application be approved.
Neighborhood Matching Fund Grant Application
To match a $25,000 grant, we need 834 pledged hours of volunteer time.
Here’s how you can help during your pledged hours:
Attend community-driven design/planning meetings
Attend project steering committee meetings
Help with outreach (posting flyers, handing out notices)
Aquatics research in design and programming
Attending public hearings and writing letters to public officials
Hosting information tables at local events to raise awareness
Offering specialized services: marketing, technical writing, internet expertise, grant writing, urban planning, demographic research, economic analysis, architecture and structural engineering consulting, and pro bono legal advice
Liaison work with: community councils and other local institutions and organizations