Fremont Neighborhoood Service Center Records, 1952-2006  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
Title
Fremont Neighborhoood Service Center Records
Dates
1952-2006 (inclusive)
1990-2004 (bulk)
Quantity
1.4 cubic feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
5752-05
Summary
Records documenting the activities of the Fremont Neighborhoood Service Center.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Seattle has a network of Neighborhood Service Centers located throughout the city to provide citizens with information about Seattle services and programs. The customer service representatives assist more than 225,000 residents each year to obtain pet licences, pay City Light and Combined Utility bills, pay traffic tickets, apply for U.S. passports, and find information about city jobs. District coordinators are involved in neighborhood planning processes, serve as staff to the neighborhood district councils, and provide a wide range of information services to the community.

Seven Community Service Centers were established in 1973 under the direction of the Citizens Service Bureau to provide decentralized local government services to Seattle’s neighborhoods. The program was inspired by Boston’s successful “Little City Halls” concept, but budget constraints made it impossible to create as comprehensive a system. The original sites of the community centers were in the neighborhoods served by the Model City Program.

In 1974, the service center program was transferred to the Department of Human Resources (DHR). Under DHR, the service centers continued to provide decentralized City services, but also expanded into community-based social service delivery. In 1978, four of the centers were designated collection centers where citizens could pay utility bills and resolve billing issues. In addition, senior services, voter registration, animal licensing, and low income energy program assistance were instituted at the centers. During the 1980s and 1990s, the various service centers offered neighborhood legal clinics, IRS tax assistance, health and nutrition services, and a wide variety of other services.

The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) was created in 1991 and jurisdiction over community service centers was transferred from DHR. The Community Service Center Division was created within DON; in 1992 the division name was changed to the Neighborhood Service Centers (NSC) Division. In 1999, the Neighborhood Matching Fund and P-Patch Programs were merged with the NSC to create the Community Building Division. From the 1990s through 2010, the NSC program included staff in thirteen centers, including seven collection centers. Budget cuts forced the closing of six service centers in early 2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the Fremont Neighborhoood Service Center include reports, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings and other materials documenting the activities of the service staff, Fremont Service Center Manager Carla Main, and Neighborhood District Coordinator Steve Louie. The Fremont Service Center covered the neighborhoods of Wallingford, Ballard, and Fremont, as well as areas around Lake Union and Aurora. Service Center staff members worked directly with community groups and project committees. Records document activities including neighborhood beautification, traffic development, safety, and citizen concerns such as Aurora Motel safety, Lake Union seaplane noise and traffic, the Fremont Fair and Parade, the South Lake Union Development Project, and the Boylston Avenue Noise Wall.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Fremont Neighborhoood Service Center Records, Record Series 5752-05. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

5752-05:  Fremont Neighborhoood Service Center Records, 1952-2006Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Aurora Bridgeway Mural
1994-2004
1/2
Aurora Motel Information Program
2004-2005
1/3
Ballard Fred Meyer Mitigation
2002-2005
1/4
Boyston Ave. Noisewall
2004
1/5
Canal Street-Canal Park
1998
1/6
Cascade Area Business Neighbors
2003
1/7
Cascade Neighborhood Council
2003
1/8
Center For Wooden Boats
2003
1/9
Clean Seattle Initiative-Wallingford
2002
1/10
Eastlake Community Council
2003
1/11
Fremont Arts Council-Freemont Fair and Parade
2003
1/12
Fremont Chamber of Commerce-Meetings
2003
1/13
Fremont Chamber of Commerce-Newsletters
2003
1/14
Fremont Clean and Green
2004
1/15
Fremont Dock Company
1996-2000
1/16
Fremont Forklift Rodeo and Octoberfest
1995-1996
1/17
Fremont History
1975-1996
1/18
Fremont Neighborhood Council
2002-2006
1/19
Fremont Park
1995-2002
1/20
Fremont Public Association
2004
1/21
Fremont Troll
1990-1997
1/22
Fremont Service Center Photos
1994-1995
1/23
Fremont Works Inc
2002-2003
1/24
Floating Homes Association
2003
2/1
Gasworks Park Improvements
2002
2/2
Gasworks Park Clean Up
1984-1997
2/3
History House
1996-1998
2/4
Housing Resource Group- 45th and Stone Project
2003
2/5
Interurban-"Friends of the Interurban" Campaign
1976-1993
2/6
Lake Union District Council "Budget Letter"
2003
2/7
Lake Union District Council
1994-2004
2/8
Lake Union District Council-Agenda and Minutes
2003
2/9
Lake Union District Council-Agenda and Minutes
2004
2/10
Lake Union History
1990-1991
2/11
Lake Union Seaplane Advisory Committee
1986-1991
2/12
Lake Union Seaplane Committee Meeting Minutes and Correspondence
1987-1989
2/13
Lake Union Seaplane Committee Meeting Minutes and Correspondence
1988-1990
2/14
Lincoln Liason Committee
2003
2/15
Lake WA Ship Canal-Army Corps Tree Removal
1993-2001
2/16
Leary Way Improvement Project
2002-2003
2/17
McDonald School Advisory Committee
2003-2004
2/18
Neighborhood Plan Implementation Priority Reports
2004
2/19
North Lake Union Majority Stakeholder Working Group April-May
2004
3/1
North Lake Union Majority Stakeholder Working Group May-June
2004
3/2
North Lake Union Majority Stakeholder Working Group June
2004
3/3
North Lake Union Majority Stakeholder Working Group July
2004
3/4
North Seattle Industrial Association
2003
3/5
Ross Park Shelter House
2004
3/6
Seaplanes-Budget
1989
3/7
Seaplanes-Complaint Profiles
1996-1997
3/8
Seaplanes-History
1952-1988
3/9
Seaplanes-Overflight
1988-1990
3/10
Seaplanes-Training Infromation
1989
3/11
South Lake Union Severe Weather Shelter
2001-2002
3/12
South Lake Union Association
2003
3/13
South Lake Union Friends and Neighbors (SUFLAN)
2003
3/14
South Lake Union Housing Working Group
2004
3/15
South Lake Union Park
2000-2003
3/16
South Lake Union Project Team
2003
3/17
South Lake Union Project Team
2004-2006
3/18
South Lake Union Streetscape
2001
4/1
South Lake Union Project Team
2002-2003
4/2
South Wallingford Planning
2002-2003
4/3
Wallingford Neighborhood Office
2002-2004
4/4
Wallingford Boys and Girls Club
1999
4/5
Wallingford Chamber of Commerce
2002-2003
4/6
Wallingford Community Council
2003
4/7
West Lake Union Improvement Project
2001-2002

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Citizens’ associations--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Municipal services--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhood government--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Neighborhood government--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Seaplanes--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.). Dept. of Neighborhoods
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)