A team of volunteers manages the operations of Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance, meeting monthly to make decisions on projects supporting the organization’s mission, communications, fundraising, and member development. The Board is elected at its November meeting. Any member in good standing is eligible to run for a Board position.
You can email the board directly with any comments, questions, or ideas. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have an interest in a board position, please contact us.
General Community Meetings
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Jon has been a resident of northern Finn Hill since 2001, but was born and raised in Bellevue. Jon is a State licensed civil engineer and is part-owner of an engineering consulting firm, Transpo Group, headquartered in Kirkland. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Washington where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and a Master of Science in Engineering. In his profession, Jon works as a consultant for public agencies throughout the State focusing on transportation planning and engineering design and has played a role on many important transportation projects throughout the region.
He originally became involved in DCNA during the Juanita Woodlands campaign, supporting the need to preserve open space on Finn Hill. He has also been a big supporter of the Finn Hill Parks and Recreation District, believing residents in the neighborhood value their parks and want to see them maintained for future generations. Before annexation took place, Jon was one of the leaders of the OneKirkland group to build support for a favorable annexation vote. After Finn Hill was annexed into Kirkland, Jon then volunteered to lead a DCNA exploratory committee that helped form FHNA in late 2011.
Jon has actively volunteered with the City of Kirkland on various Commissions or stakeholder groups. In 2001, Jon was first appointed by the Kirkland City Council to the Transportation Commission. He served 8 years as a commissioner, and chaired it for two of those years. During that time he led the effort in developing the Commission’s Transportation Conversations policy document and helped develop the City’s Active Transportation Plan and Complete Streets Ordinance. He then was appointed to the Planning Commission for a two-year temporary term as an annexation area resident, and was re-appointed in 2012 to serve another 4 years. In his position as Commissioner, he brings the perspectives of annexation area residents to make sure City policies and regulations can meet the needs of the entire City, but not to the detriment of the new neighborhoods.
Jon also has been active in the City’s Business Roundtable Group that meets quarterly to discuss business related issues and work on economic development opportunities. As both a resident and business owner in Kirkland, Jon believes that there are many similar objectives between the neighborhoods and businesses, and is focused on maintaining a high quality of life in the neighborhoods while also improving the overall business climate in the City.
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Resident of Finn Hill since 1980. Married with 3 adult children, two of which either live or work in Kirkland. Seattle native, with family presence in the Seattle area since 1889, and in Kirkland since 1940s.
DCNA/FHNA history: joined DCNA in 2010 to have a voice in the evolution of DCNA to FHNA
Current Work: Office Manager for Pacific Rim Aerospace in Totem Lake area
Education: Graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Health Information Services from the School of Science and Engineering
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DCNA history: First involvement was with compiling membership list in 2010 and joined the board in 2011. Donor since 2008.
o Bringing neighbors together as a community. Promoting community involvement.
o To accumulate and categorize contact information of FHNA members.
o To develop distribution lists based on membership interests which will support specific DCNA projects.
o Trail mapping.
o Community gatherings.
o Emergency planning.
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Returned to the Kirkland/Bothell area five years ago after almost 20 years away, mainly in Colorado. Chose Finn Hill as home due to the presence of parks as well as clear community interest in natural areas. Lives near Thoreau. Has BSc in Botany and PhD in Plant Pathology. Spent career in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, and currently consult. Has volunteered with King County Parks as Park and Trail Ambassador, is leading remapping efforts with Big Finn Hill Trails Committee.
Interested in participating on the FHNA board to support sustainable natural areas, conserve the features of Finn Hill that make it a special place to live over the next few decades, and contribute to our ability as a community to respond to emergencies. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finn Hill resident since 1966. Part of a group of architects and others led by Paul Kirk that raised the money to purchase the triangle of land between Juanita Drive and Holmes Point Drive. It was the first piece of what is now The Juanita Woodlands. Involved in the School Trust Land trade that resulted in Big Finn Hill Park. Involved in the design of the bridge over the creek at Denny Park. Actively involved in Finn Hill land use issues – siting of Fire Station, soccer and playing fields, etc. over the years. Work as Architect in airport planning and design around the world.
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Finn Hill resident since 2001 (rented home from 2003 – 2006 while living in Washington D.C.)
MA in Public Administration, Seattle U; BA in Political Science, UW.
Worked in politics for three years as an aide to a member of the state legislature and then the King County Council. Began a career in labor relations and personnel management in Washington D.C. in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, currently work in the same field for the Alderwood Water and Wastewater District in Lynnwood. Worked for every level of government at some point: federal, county, state, city, and special purpose
Commissioner for O.O. Denny Park (Finn Hill Park and Recreation District).
Active at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Juanita.
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Bill Blanchard has lived on Finn Hill since 1989. He and his wife Joanie raised their three children on the hill, where they attended the local schools.
He spent 25 years in the advertising industry, creating marketing messages for consumer brands and corporations. He has spent the last 10 years working as a real estate agent for Windermere in Kirkland.
Bill is active on Finn Hill’s Communications/Community Committee with Kathy Schuler and Kurt Brunnenkant. Among other projects, Bill helped start Finn Hill’s Neighborhood Garage sale this spring.
Bill will bring his years of communications and marketing experience to the board, as well as his enthusiasm for the neighborhood’s past and future.
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Moved with partner to Finn Hill 2 years ago. Has served since 2008 on Kirk- land Park Board to preserve, protect, and expand Kirkland Park system. Helped create bylaws for FHNA. Volunteered with Green Kirkland, 4th of July parade, Summerfest.
Graduated from Western Washington University in 2006 followed by a Master’s degree in special education. Taught in Issaquah, now works as Behavioral Specialist in Bellevue School District.
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