The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is partnering with Neighborhood House in hosting two community meetings with Jesús Aguirre, who was appointed earlier this year by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray as Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Aguirre relocated to Seattle from Washington DC, where he managed that city’s department of parks and recreation. In an effort to get to know Seattle’s parks and facilities, and the city’s neighborhoods and people, Aguirre is conducting a Listening Tour to hear from community members about their experiences – positive and negative, their desires for the parks and recreation system and ideas to make improvements at the department.
The public is invited to two community sessions to meet with Superintendent Aguirre, hosted by the Seattle Housing Authority and Neighborhood House.
Superintendent Jesús Aguirre
Seattle Housing Authority Executive Director, Andrew Lofton
Neighborhood House Executive Director, Mark Okazaki
Presentation on the future of Seattle Parks and Recreation followed by a community discussion
Refreshments will be served.
6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, August 18
6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, September. 30
Neighborhood House, High Point, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle
New Holly Gathering Hall, 7315 39th Ave. S, Seattle
Childcare will be available.
To request interpretation services, please contact Jeniffer.Calleja@seattlehousing.org or call 206-495-1615.
About the Seattle Housing Authority
The mission of the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is to enhance the Seattle community by creating and sustaining decent, safe and affordable living environments that foster stability and self-sufficiency for people with low incomes. SHA provides long-term, low-income rental housing and rental assistance to more than 29,000 people in the City of Seattle. SHA owns and operates approximately 9,000 units at more than 400 sites throughout the city. SHA also handles more than 10,000 Housing Choice Vouchers (also known as Section 8), enabling low-income residents to receive rental assistance in the private housing market. Approximately 11,000 SHA residents are elderly or disabled and about 9,500 are children. SHA, a public corporation established in 1939, is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, two of whom are SHA residents. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.