Laurelhurst Community Club
Serving 2800 Households and Businesses in Seattle’s Laurelhurst Neighborhood
January 20, 2006
SR 520 Project Office
414 Olive Way, Suite 400
Seattle, Washington 98101
RE: SR 520 Corridor Aesthetics Design Advisory Committee
Dear Ms. Tennyson:
The Laurelhurst Community Club Board of Trustees is pleased to nominate Joe Herrin to serve on your SR 520 Corridor Aesthetics Design Advisory Committee. The nomination form with the specific information you request is attached. Joe’s professional background and history of working effectively with community groups will make him an asset to your committee.
While we appreciate being invited to nominate a representative from Laurelhurst to your committee, our Board of Trustees is concerned that communities north of the Montlake Cut, other than Laurelhurst, have been excluded from participation, as has the University of Washington. This issue was discussed at the January 2006 Northeast District Council (NEDC) meeting. The NEDC represents 20 community and business organizations, both north and south of the Montlake Cut. All NEDC member organizations will be impacted by SR 520 expansion. At the NEDC meeting, it was agreed that should Joe Herrin be appointed to represent the Laurelhurst community that he should also be designated to represent the NEDC. Appointing Joe to serve in this dual capacity will ensure that all interested communities are aware of the committee’s work.
Thank you for considering the nomination of Joe Herrin to serve on your SR 520 Corridor Aesthetics Design Advisory Committee. We hope you will appoint him to represent both our community and the NEDC and extend an invitation to participate to the University of Washington.
Jeannie Hale, President
3425 West Laurelhurst Drive NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
206-525-5135 / fax 206-525-9631
cc: Matt Fox and Jim O’Halloran, Co-Chairs, Northeast District Council; Karen Ko, Department of Neighborhoods; Theresa Doherty, University of Washington