The one thing I’ve learned about spring in Seattle is that the weather is uncertain. One day will be filled with sun, daffodils and cherry blossoms and the next will be cold, gray and rainy. This uncertainty doesn’t keep us from playing in our parks or working in our gardens. We just venture out in layers, prepared for what weather the day will bring. Similarly, the Groundswell NW board is experiencing its own spring of uncertainty. We are an 8 member all-volunteer board bringing together a mix of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to support our mission. It’s been my honor to serve the board as President these past two years, but my term will be ending soon and we do not have someone to take my place. We also have 2 long time board members, Dave Boyd and David Folweiler, who are transitioning to an advisory capacity. Due to these impending changes to our board, we are conserving our limited energy to focus on board development in lieu of delivering an annual report or hosting an annual meeting this spring.

If you or someone you know loves our mission, has nonprofit board leadership experience and the time to help us grow, please reach out to me at groundswellnw@gmail.com and we’ll don our layers, venture out together in this uncertain weather, and talk about the future as we stroll through your favorite NW Seattle park.

Speaking of favorite parks, one of my personal favorites is Ballard Corners Park. Groundswell NW has been a part of this park since its inception and continues to support the Friends of Ballard Corners Park through fiscal sponsorship and mentorship. Click here to learn more about this park and be sure to join their biannual work party this April 8. Check out the details of this event and more in our April events calendar below