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Two Fairwood-area Homeowners Associations to receive grants

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn on Friday announced that Fairwood Greens and Woodside Home Owners Association’s (HOAs) both in the Fairwood community near Renton were selected to receive Community Service Area (CSA) Grants.

Councilmember Dunn represents both HOAs on the County Council.

“Fairwood has a number of very active and community-minded Homeowner Associations that help make the Fairwood area a great place to live,” said Dunn. “These grants do a great job of bridging the gap between the County and residents that live in unincorporated areas such as Fairwood.”

Fairwood Greens HOA was awarded $1500 to help with the summer “Concerts in the Park” series. These concerts take place at the community park each summer.

“The Fairwood Greens HOA is pleased to have been awarded a grant of $1500 to go toward our concert series this summer,” said HOA member Erin Aboudara. “We would like to thank King County Community Service Areas staff, King County Council staff and Councilmember Reagan Dunn for this wonderful opportunity for our neighborhood to offer an enjoyable cultural event series in Fairwood.”

The Woodside HOA was awarded $1,250 to help with repairs to improve visibility and maintain the community welcome sign. The sign welcomes people to both the Woodside neighborhood as well as Petrovitsky Park.

“The Woodside community appreciates this grant. It will provide needed assistance for our entrance,” said Woodside HOA Vice President Barry Cossel. “This continues the joint county/Woodside working together to maintain the entrances of Petrovitsky Park and the Woodside community.”

The King County Community Service Areas (CSA) offer expanded ways for the County to engage with the 255,000 county residents who live outside city boundaries of which over 70,000 reside in King County Council District 9.

A total of $60,000 will be reimbursed for projects in 2013. The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Community Service Areas Program will provide funds to selected projects through a letter of award. Amounts will be limited to less than $5,000 per project.

The grant programs within the CSA’s are available through a competitive application process. The grants must be used to fund community projects that offer unincorporated area residents in the Community Service Areas an opportunity to participate and be more connected in their communities.

If you live in an unincorporated community and are interested in learning more about the CSA program and how to apply for future grant opportunities please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/community-service-areas.aspx.

-from a press release

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