Creating a Welcoming Community

Creating a Welcoming Community
By ana-maria

The past week has been a time of uncertainty and concern for many of our neighbors; it’s never been more important to come together and build relationships in our community. I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s commitment to welcoming and engaging all members of our community. Everyone. Period.

We know that communities are strongest when they are open, inclusive, and compassionate, and we are committed to the PNA’s mission to “build, engage and support our diverse community through programs, services and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement.”

As we work to figure out how to move forward we’ll be reaching out to other organizations and groups, looking at ways to partner to make our community a more welcoming place. In the meantime, here are several ways to show your support for, and help strengthen, our community:

Request a yard sign

The PNA has 50 yard signs available for businesses and residents which say “no matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor” in English, Spanish, and Arabic. Request a sign here (suggested donation of $100, or download a printable window sign.

Edit 6/23/17: We don’t have any more yard signs available, but invite you to print a window sign using the link above.

Celebrate Neighbor Day on February 11

Started over 20 years ago by longtime PNA member and Phinney Ridge resident Judith Wood, Seattle’s Neighbor Day is a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.


Help feed neighbors in need at the Hot Meal Program, help seniors age in their own homes at the PNA Village, and more. Learn more about volunteering.

What we all do each day makes a difference. Thank you for all that you do.


Lee Harper
Executive Director
Feb 2, 2017