Inclusivity and Nondiscrimination Policies

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s (PNA) mission is to build, engage, and support our diverse community through programs, services, and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement.

We are an inclusive organization with diverse members, participants, volunteers, board and staff. We welcome everyone into our community centers, classes, events, and childcare programs and do our best to promote inclusivity and support our entire community. We know that communities are strongest when they are open, inclusive, and compassionate. PNA actively supports efforts that combat prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. Discrimination will not be tolerated.

Participants in PNA programs and patrons of PNA facilities may be asked to leave and/or denied requests to use or rent PNA property if their behavior creates an intimidating or hostile environment for others.

Discrimination or harassment – including on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital or military status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology or the presence of sensory, physical or mental disability or on any other basis protected by federal, state or local law – is a violation of the PNA’s policy and is strictly prohibited on PNA property.

Prohibited harassment includes derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, innuendoes, cartoons, pranks, physical harassment, etc. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature. PNA participants and patrons have the right to use a language other than English and to adhere to culture and ethnic customs without being subjected to harassment.

Immigration Status Policy

We will never ask participants about their immigration status. We will never collect information on immigration or citizenship status, or contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We will not use our organizational resources to support ICE. Without a subpoena or search warrant signed by a judge, ICE may not enter the private spaces at PNA.

Social Media Community Guidelines

The PNA’s Mission is to build, engage, and support our diverse community through programs, services, and activities that connect neighbors and foster civic engagement. We kindly ask that all those who interact with our social media pages be polite and respectful to one another.

The PNA will not tolerate and reserves the right to delete, to the extent allowed by Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, any posts or comments that are hateful, discriminatory, defamatory, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist or vulgar in nature, or those that might encourage or suggest illegal activity. PNA reserves the right to delete posts that contain accusations or defamatory language against PNA staff, the organization, or our programs on our social media platforms. The PNA further reserves the right to ban a user’s access to commenting for repeatedly violating these provisions.


The PNA would like to acknowledge that we are on the unceded and traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.