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Neighborhood U Sessions

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.

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

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


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

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." tv_camera (The session is about 60 minutes.)  

Civics Academy

In 2012, KAN supported the City hosting a Civics Academy in lieu of Neighborhood U. To view the Powerpoint presentations from the first-ever Civics Academy click here.

Strengthening Neighborhood Leadership

Collaborating with the City (PDF-4 MB)
Preserving Juanita Woodlands (PDF-5 MB)

Insider’s View to City Programs & Services

Kirkland Parks & Community Services (PDF-2 MB)
Kirkland's Streams, Lakes, and Stormwater System (PDF-1 MB)
Kirkland Police Department from Past to Present (PDF-3 MB)
Comprehensive and Neighborhood Planning (PDF-3 MB)
Neighborhood Services (PDF-2 MB)

Planning and Development

Comprehensive Plans tv_camera
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF-300 kb)

Neighborhood Plans tv_camera
PowerPoint Presentation (PDF-281 kb) 
  • 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

Neighborhood Community Building
Jim Diers Neighbor Power tv_camera  

  • Mapping your neighborhood
  • Inspiring community building in Kirkland

Leadership Training 

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

Neighborhood Associations 

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

City Finance 

  • General Fund budget process

Public Works

  • Transportation
  • Capital improvement program
  • Neighborhood traffic control

Planning and Development 

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

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

City Manager's Office
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3001 | F. 425.587.3019