Neighbors and friends came together with the idea to reclaim one or two sites in Ballard for green space. Founder Lillian Riley inspired the neighborhood to think bigger, to aim for a network of public green spaces throughout NW Seattle where no child or adult would need to cross an arterial to find a green space. 25+ years later we are still seeking new opportunities in NW Seattle to enrich the lives of our community.
Groundswell NW is an all volunteer organization with the mission to
“Empower NW Seattle to create, activate and care for parks, open space and habitat”
WHAT WE DO
At Groundswell NW, we serve community groups in NW Seattle by providing mentorship, awarding microgrants, providing fiscal sponsorship, and advocating for parks, open space and habitat at the neighborhood and city level.
Dave Boyd - Strategic Planning & Advocacy Director
Jan Satterthwaite - Communications Director
Dennis Galvin - Treasurer
Renee Dagseth - Administrative Director
Susanne Daniell - Board Member
Katie Roberts - Board Member
Sylvia Saracino Koodrich - Board Member
Devon Shannon - Board Advisor
Dawn Hemminger - Board Advisor
Davidya Kasperzyk - Board Advisor
David Folweiler - Board Advisor
David Traylor - Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeping
Since 2001, Groundswell NW has recognized people who have contributed greatly to our mission in the community. Our Local Heroes in alphabetical order:
Mark Blitzer, Dave Boyd, Rebecca Carr, Carol Cooper, Mark Davison, Mark Dexter, Todd Dickens, Robert Drucker, Carol Duescher, Andrea Faste, David Folweiler, Joyce Ford, Gina Frank, Kathleen Galloway, Jody Haug Grage, Doug Gresham, Nancy Gruber, Donald Harris, Michael Harthorne, Dawn Hemminger, Chris Hildebrandt, Lisa Hopkins, Erica Jones, Davidya Kasperzyk, Jennifer Litowski, Stephen Lundgren, Luke McGuff, Gabriella Möller, Chuck Nafziger, Vic Opperman, Ray Pennock, Carolyn Petersen, Keith Rickards, Lillian Riley, Sheila Roe, Marilla Satterwhite, Frank Shields, Dianna Simmonds, Sam Star, Brad Wakeman, Catherine Weatbrook, Steve Williams, David Wright
Know someone in northwest Seattle who has contributed to the greening of your neighborhood, someone who deserves recognition for their volunteer contributions?
Nominate a "Local Hero":