Local Resources

Below are established community resources roughly categorized. Click on the name to be redirected to their website.


The Northwest District Council covers an area roughly bounded by Wallingford on the south, Ballard to our west, NE 145th Street to our north, and I-5 to the east, but includes part of some communities beyond those guideline.
Northwest District Council Website


For crimes in progress call Seattle Police: 9-1-1
For non-emergencies call Seattle Police: 625-5011

Travis Testerman is the Seattle Police liaison for Greenwood.
He can be contacted by phone at 233-3984 or by email travis.testerman@seattle.gov

He is a police officer and a member of the Community Police Team (CPT) for the majority of Greenwood. He is your contact for questions or comments about long-term neighborhood safety.

CLICK HERE to be directed to the Seattle Police website for more information about CPTs.

CLICK HERE if you are on the fringes of Greenwood or are in an adjacent north-end neighborhood to download a map of the CPT officer in your specific location.


Gordon Clowers
Senior Urban Planner

Department of Planning and Development
Tel: 206 615-1256


  • Greenwood Sidewalks: a grassroots volunteer neighborhood group working on a plan to make it easier, faster, and cheaper to get our neighborhood connected with sidewalks
  • Vision Greenwood Park: a volunteer group advocating and visioning for the future use of the four properties adjoining and East of Greenwood park along Fremont avenue.
  • City Council Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee (PLUNC): a Seattle City Council Committee to deliberate and make recommendations on legislative matters relating to growth and the urban environment, including comprehensive planning, zoning, design, and land use regulations.


  • Boys and Girls Club: a non-profit organization to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
  • Greenwood Phinney Chamber of Commerce: a non-profit organization formed to stimulate the growth and development of the Greenwood-Phinney business community.
  • Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA): a non-profit community organization founded in 1980 by Phinney neighbors to build community.


  • Greenwood Discussion Yahoo Group: an unmoderated blog in which folks concerned about the Greenwood or Phinney Neighborhoods in Seattle can talk about issues of interest to them.
  • Greenwood News Yahoo Group: a moderated blog listing news of interest to residents of Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.
  • Phinneywood: a news blog for Seattle’s Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods.
  • Phinney Ridge Blog: also a news blog for Seattle’s Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods.


  • Department of Neighborhoods: a Seattle City department to bring government closer to the residents of Seattle by engaging them in civic participation.
  • City Neighborhood Council: a volunteer citizen group to provide city-wide coordination for the Neighborhood Matching Fund, Neighborhood Budget Prioritization, and Neighborhood Planning programs.
  • Greenwood Neighborhood Service Center: the northwest service center established to link neighborhoods with the City.
  • Puget Sound Clean Air Agency: air quality information, including burn bans.
  • Seattle City Council: elected City officials to establish City policy through enactment of ordinances (laws) and adoption of resolutions and also approves and adopts the City’s budget.

If you would like us to include a link to your organization please email your website and a brief statement about your organization to: info@greenwoodcommunitycouncil.org