Third annual Equity and Inclusion Conference Feb. 24 at UW Bothell

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Former King County Executive Ron Sims will be the keynote speaker at the third annual Equity and Inclusion Conference hosted by the University of Washington Bothell Feb. 24 in partnership with T-Mobile. More than 350 attendees from the campus and across the community are expected.

Details and registration are available online: Once again at the conference, student groups will compete for a T-Mobile grant of up to $5,000 to support a project solving a diversity issue.

Issues related to equity and inclusion are now ground zero throughout America, says Terryl Ross, UW Bothell director of diversity.

Data show diverse and inclusive teams outperform their competitors, says Kaycee Kiesz, T-Mobile diversity and inclusion senior program manager.

Equity and inclusion are core values of UW Bothell as it consistently strives to create a safe and welcoming learning environment.

Council members warned to be cautious about emails, tweets

  • Written by Bill Lewis

Woodinville City Council members were told to be careful when sending emails to one another, lest they run afoul of Washington’s Public Meetings Act.
The advice came from City Attorney Jeff Ganson as part of a review that dominated Tuesday’s council meeting. The review is required under a 2014 state statute that directs local officials to periodically refresh their knowledge of laws governing public meetings, public records and codes of ethics.

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Apply for a community grant from the city of Woodinville

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Funding priority will be given to applications demonstrating community promotion, economic development and those that will provide events for the community.
The city will accept completed community grant applications until Friday, February 24th at 5 p.m.

Grant applications will be assessed by staff to ensure they meet the city’s eligibility criteria (as stated in Resolution No. 479) and then presented to the City Council for funding consideration.
If approved for funding by the Woodinville City Council, projects will be funded by the city on a reimbursement basis. Please mail or email completed applications to Woodinville City Hall.
For questions regarding the grant application process, please contact Lauren Broudy Thompson, management analyst with the city of Woodinville, by phone: 425-877-2267 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Private Pilot Ground School scholarships

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft, is offering scholarships for Private Pilot Ground School with Introductory Flights to inspire today's young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow.

Cascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Service at Boeing Field, Seattle, to provide scholarship recipients with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights. The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises and field trips over a period of approximately 55 hours. Classes generally meet two weeknights per week for two and one-half hours and one Saturday per week for four hours over a period of six weeks.   Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify a student to take the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam.

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Exploring local scholarships – a Grange Community Program, Feb. 1

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Join members of the Sammamish Valley Grange, along with your family, friends and neighbors, for an exploration of local scholarship opportunities at the Grange Community Program February 1, at 7:00 p.m.

Attend the evening presentation, with representatives of the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore, and learn how local families and businesses are providing thousands of dollars in annual scholarships to local students. The Foundation recently launched the Northshore Community Scholarship Fund designed to generate new investment dollars to provide more scholarships of greater value in the years ahead. Learn more about the campaign during this short program followed by a round-table discussion and brainstorming session.

The Sammamish Valley Grange Community Program Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. General membership meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, and guests are invited to attend and learn more about the Grange mission, programs and membership. The Grange Hall is located at 14654 148th Avenue NE in Woodinville. Programs are generally free to the public. For more information, contact Tom Quigley, Grange Master, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Grange, along with it’s state and national affiliations, is a non-profit, non-partisan community action organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of its residents through the spirit of community service and legislative action.