Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods

Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods (KAN) is a coalition of the City’s thirteen neighborhood associations. KAN members include a designated representative and the chairs of the various associations who meet each month to share information on important city-wide issues and events. KAN is an effective voice in communicating neighborhood concerns to the appropriate City entity.

KAN’s Mission Statement:
The Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods (KAN) is a coalition of the City’s Neighborhood Associations. KAN fosters communication and awareness of issues affecting the neighborhoods among the Neighborhood Associations, the City and appropriate entities. KAN is an effective, collegial voice for the neighborhoods and a valued resource for the City.

For KAN meeting agendas, minutes, packets, and current information:
Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods Website.

Co-Chair
Bill Blanchard

Co-Chair
VACANT

Meeting Schedule
2nd Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m.
City Hall, Peter Kirk Room
123 5th Avenue

KAN Representatives

Co-Chair
Bill Blanchard

Co-Chair
VACANT

Central Houghton
Lisa McConnell

Everest
David Aubry 
  
Evergreen Hill  (representing the greater Kingsgate and northeast area)
Johanna Palmer

Finn Hill
Bill Blanchard

Highlands
Debbie Ohman

Juanita
Leo Gilbert

Lakeview
Mark Still

Market
Ken Mackenzie

Moss Bay
Bea Nahon

Norkirk
Janet Pruitt

North Rose Hill
Margaret Carnegie

South Rose Hill/Bridle Trails
Chris Kagen

Totem Lake
VACANT
For information about the Totem Lake Neighborhood Association contact:
Johanna Palmer

Senior Neighborhood Services Coordinator
David Wolbrecht 
(425) 587-3011

 

Neighborhood U

2017
For the Love of Kirkland
The For the Love of Kirkland event featured Peter Kageyama, author of "For the Love of Cities" and "Love Where You Live," celebrated neighborhood accomplishments and inspired new interest in neighborhood leadership and participation.

2016
Second Keeping Kirkland Moving open house for residents to continue conversation about the 2016 Sound Transit ST3 ballot measure.

2015
Keeping Kirkland Moving open house for residents to learn about the 2016 Sound Transit ST3 ballot measure.

2014

Community Future Day
Growth & Traffic—Is There A Solution? tv_camera

2013
Community Planning Day
As part of the City's "Kirkland 2035: Your Voice. Your Vision. Your Future." public involvement campaign, a Community Planning Day was held as a way to listen to ideas from community members about the future of the City. As part of the day, a presentation was given by Joe Tovar, FAICP, planning consultant on "Growth Management - What Does It Mean for Kirkland's Future."  

2012
Civics Academy

In 2012, KAN supported the City hosting a Civics Academy in lieu of Neighborhood U.

2011
Strengthening Neighborhood Leadership

Collaborating with the City 
Preserving Juanita Woodlands 

Insider’s View to City Programs & Services

Kirkland Parks & Community Services
Kirkland's Streams, Lakes, and Stormwater System 
Kirkland Police Department from Past to Present 
Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning
Neighborhood Services

2009
Planning and Development


Comprehensive Plans 

Neighborhood Plans

  • State Growth Management Act and how it guides City-wide and neighborhood planning for the future
  • Resident involvement in the planning process 
  • Lakeview and Central Houghton Neighborhood Plan updates

2008
Neighborhood Community Building
Jim Diers, Neighbor Power tv_camera  

  • Mapping your neighborhood
  • Inspiring community building in Kirkland

2007
Leadership Training 

  • Effective listening
  • Leading great meetings
  • Decision-making tools
  • Working with difficult people

2006
Neighborhood Associations 

  • Organizing a neighborhood association
  • How to sustain a neighborhood association

2004–05
City Finance 

  • General Fund budget process

2003
Public Works
 

  • Transportation
  • Capital improvement program
  • Neighborhood traffic control

2002
Planning and Development 

  • Growth management and regional planning
  • Kirkland’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Neighborhood plans
  • Planning, land use and development
  • Land use permitting and appeals

2001
City Hall 101—Kirkland’s Form of Government
 

  • Finance and budget
  • Planning
  • Land use and development
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Public safety
  • Parks and natural resources