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
Board Meetings (held on the third Wednesday of each month)
Amy lives in Finn Hill with her husband John and two young children. She moved to Kirkland in 2014; is actively involved in the Thoreau Elementary School PTA, current President of her HOA board, and is currently working with FHNA on the 2016 Kirkland Neighborhood Safety Program to help improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in Finn Hill. She moved here from Northern Virginia, where she served in various capacities in her community, including HOA President and Treasurer, and Community Activities Chair.
Amy enjoys the natural beauty of our local parks and landscapes, and is passionate about improving the walkability of our neighborhood.
DCNA history: First involvement was with compiling membership list in 2010 and joined the board in 2011. Donor since 2008.
Jon was elected to the FHNA Board of Directors in 2011 and has been leading FHNA’s policy committee, tackling issues on land use, transportation, public safety, and open space preservation. He first became involved in the neighborhood after annexation, volunteering to lead a Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance exploratory committee that helped form FHNA in late 2011.
Jon also has volunteered his time on various City of Kirkland Boards and Commissions over the last 12 years. He served 8 years on the Transportation Commission, and is completing his 6‐year term on the City’s Planning Commission. He is a State licensed civil engineer and is principal and part‐owner of an engineering consulting firm, Transpo Group, headquartered in Totem Lake. Jon wants to continue finding and nurturing those small things that define a great neighborhood such as preservation and enhancement of open spaces and parks, safe walking routes, and high levels of fire, medical, and police protection.
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.
Bill Blanchard has lived on Finn Hill for over 25 years with his wife Joanie. They raised their three children on the Hill and are looking forward to their two grandchildren enjoying all that Finn Hill has to offer.
Bill has served on the Board for the past four years. During that time he has successfully represented the neighborhood in a number of activities:
Bill and Joanie walk their dogs in the parks regularly and Bill is looking forward to continuing to represent the area as well as steward the future growth of the Hill.
Ed Hunt has been a resident of Finn Hill for 20 years and has come to greatly appreciate the wonderful community and environment we enjoy in this corner of Kirkland. He’s noticed a lot of change in that time. He has volunteered at various FHNA events over the past years, including DennyFest as emcee for the last 3 years and the Christmas Ships at Denny Park.
When he attended the recent neighborhood planning sessions organized by FHNA, he realized how much we can influence decisions about our community if we get involved, so here he is, now wishing to join the board of our neighborhood association. He would like to see our green space preserved, such as expanding Juanita Highlands Park and getting foot/bike access from the top of Finn Hill to the communities below.
His two children passed through Sandburg Elementary School and moved on to other middle and high schools in the district, and he has volunteered there too. Ed has also led a couple of YMCA Y‐guides circles of Dads and Kids to several camp‐outs around Puget Sound. He currently works from home as an engineer for a software services company.
Marc has lived on Finn Hill for only six years, but in that time he has endeavored to immerse himself in the local community and its splendid features. As a former event manager at Orlando’s massive convention center, Marc felt comfortable stepping into the role of director of DennyFest, which he has organized for the past two years. He also has served as director of Seattle’s Pride Parade for five years, and he volunteers repeatedly at several of Seattle’s signature public events throughout the festival season. He especially enjoys his part‐time position in the Seattle Mariners’ ticket office during baseball season.
Marc relocated to this area following two years of volunteer service with the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Macedonia. Weather permitting, you can find him walking the magnificent trails of Finn Hill Park daily, accompanied by his faithful canine companion, Brza.
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.
Involvement in DCNA:
Mike is a husband, father, and business owner who moved to Finn Hill in 2012. He is active in his neighborhood HOA and has organized community events and neighbor gatherings such as The National Night Out Against Crime. His company manages the annual PAX festival in Seattle and founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization uniting the gamer community to benefit over 100 children’s hospitals and women’s shelters around the globe.
Mike intends to offer that community leadership and event experience to the Finn Hill board. His particular interests are community engagement, emergency preparedness, and sustainability.
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.