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Ballot Party August 11, 2009

Filed under: Election,Influence — seattleworks @ 6:33 pm

If you weren’t at the Ballot Party, you missed out.  Sole Repair was packed with Seattle Works regulars, newcomers, bloggers, and candidates.  Everyone had a great time mixing, mingling, drinking, and chatting with the candidates.  Throughout the night, there were several speakers including Gabe Meyer from the Muni League, Joan Sammon a Red County Blogger, and Josh Feit and Erica Barnett from Publicola.


Big thank yous to Fred Northup—our emcee for the night; Ballot Party committee members Patrick Bell, Gabe Meyer, Kendee Yamaguichi, Cynara Lily, and Michael Taylor-Judd; Seattle Works intern-extraordinaire Melody; Grace Hoffman—Sole Repair Shop; the candidates;  speakers Gabe Meyer, Joan Sammon, and Josh Feit and Erica Barnett; and of course, the attendees.


If you did miss out, or if you just like political events, look out for Speed Candidating (time and date TBD) and the Municipal League’s Election Watch (Tue. August 18th at Twist Belltown).  We’ll post more information on those events as they approach.



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NEWBIES! June 23, 2009

Filed under: Our Team — seattleworks @ 6:12 pm
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Introducing 2 new interns to Seattle Works, coming all the way from Duke University… Melody and Chelsea!

Hi y’all!! We are two southern hillbillies and we love our biscuits and gravy.  For fun we like to ride John Deere tractors and catch crawdads in the river.  Ok… so maybe we are just kidding, but now we will tell you a little about ourselves.




Hiiii everyone! I’m a rising senior at Duke majoring in History & Combined Arts. I also plan on going to law school in the Fall of 2010.  Why Seattle? Well, we have this program at Duke called DukeEngage that promotes civic engagement and sets up students with summer internships, housing, and travel in order for them to become more civicly engaged, and I joined that very program! 

So far I really like Seattle except the weather. It’s so cold!! I just came from my hometown of Monroe, NC (near Charlotte) where it has been about 100 degrees for the past week.  Seattle kind of reminds me of San Francisco because of the massive hills, the cold weather, and the abundance of people who look like they live for vintage clothing.  

So more about me… For fun I like to read, watch movies, draw, paint, travel, kickbox, swim, and take amazing naps.  In addition, some of my favorite things are sushi/sashimi, the color red, indie rock, desserts, art, the Harry Potter series, the show How I Met Your Mother, NYC, the bands Jack’s Mannequin & Something Corporate, and baseball. 

That’s all folks 😉




Hello!  I am so excited to be here in Seattle at Seattle Works this summer! I’m also here with the Duke Engage program and am eager to learn more about Seattle Works and civic engagement and the non-profit community in Seattle.  Things around the office here haven’t been too busy so far, but I hear that the momentum will pick up soon.  But hopefully not too soon…It took me 24 hours to get here from the east coast and I’m still tired! (storms in Chicago)

So a little about myself…I have lived in the same small town of about 500 people in Southwestern Virginia my entire life (so it’s exciting to be living in civilization for a change).  I go to school at Duke University and am a psychology major, with two minors in math and philosophy.  I LOVE Mexican food (and pretty much every other type of food too, to be honest) and COFFEE (so therefore I love Seattle).

What I’ve seen of Seattle so far has been amazing!  Although the bus system gave me a bit of trouble the first day.  We went to Pike Place Market and on a tour of the Underground and to the Fremont Fair.  But I look forward to exploring more of the Emerald City.