🚀Public Safety Event, New ED, NERF News!


This Coming Wednesday! Public Safety Event and Networking (and a Shawn O’Donnell’s Breakfast!)

Join us for an opportunity to ask SPD Assistant Chief Tom Mahaffey your questions and raise your concerns.

Keynote Speaker: Seattle Assistant Police Chief Tom Mahaffey

Thank you to our sponsor: Fremont Dock

Registration: 8:00 a.m.

Networking: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Program: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast included.

Member: $25 // Non-Member: $30

(PayPal account not required.)


New Executive Director for the Fremont Chamber!

In June, the executive committee of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce contracted with Pete Hanning to be our new Executive Director. Woot!

As a life-long resident of Fremont, proprietor of the Red Door (RIP) and former board president of the Chamber, Pete has years of experience serving this community. We’re really excited to have him on board. If you have any questions about the Chamber or the Fremont business community, please send him an email.

Welcome New Fremont Chamber Members!

These seven businesses joined the Fremont Chamber recently. Please welcome them to the Chamber Community!

KV Construction LLC

18 Windows to the Center of the Universe

Spittin’ Llama Studios

The Spirit of Propeller


Bar House

Ronette’s Psychedelic Sock Hop

NERF NEWS: Rocket Refurbishment!

The Fremont Rocket has a long and storied past. You can read a summary on our website. Over the years, the rocket had lost some of its luster (if that’s the right word), so local business Fremont Dock Company stepped up and paid to have it re-painted with a new base coat (not an inexpensive procedure.) Thank you, Fremont Dock!

Now, the NERF Grant is stepping in to support further upgrades. Phase I is complete: the lighting system got a full assessment by City Lights Sign Company. They found the neon in good working order and upgraded the red and blue lights to LEDs instead of halogen power guzzling halogen bulbs. They also painted out some graffiti and applied a special coating to deter future vandalism. Thank you, City Lights Sign Company!

Phase II will focus on detailing the Rocket in a new way. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge!

THIS SATURDAY! 2nd Annual Fremont Dungeness Festival!

When: Saturday, July 16, 12-4pm

Where: Revel, 401 N 36th St

Center of the Universe

Hosted by:

Aslan Brewing      Local Tide      Revel

Woodland Park Zoo’s Summer ZooTunes!

Woodland Park Zoo is welcoming guests back to the meadow this summer for the 38th annual ZooTunes concert season! We’ve put together an incredible lineup of some of your favorite artists, GRAMMY winners and ZooTunes mainstays for a selection of shows you’ll never forget.

July 20th – Chaka Khan with Shaina Shepherd

July 28th – One Nation Under a Groove Tour with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Motet featuring former members of Turkuaz, Fishbone, and Pimps of Joytime

ZooTunes is a key fundraising event for Woodland Park Zoo with proceeds going to support the zoo’s exemplary animal care, both local and global conservation programs and critically important education programs. See concerts, save animals.

Don’t Miss the Fremont Sunday Market! Every Sunday, Rain or Shine!

Featuring over 150 vendors rain or shine in the Center of the Universe, Fremont neighborhood. Brunch, browse and shop an amazing selection of food trucks, handmade crafts, antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, furniture and world imports.

Fremont agent delivers $25,000 State Farm grant to Seattle based nonprofit

In just 10 days, 88,000 people cast more than 2 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 100 communities in 34 states, got an assist from State Farm®. As part of State Farm’s 100-year anniversary, a total of $2.5 million in grants are being awarded nationwide.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the Top 100 causes receive grants to address them. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 100 vote-getting causes that have won $25,000 grants to improve their communities.

Project Kenny is a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist winner. The nonprofit has their headquarters in Northlake and connects veterans with service dogs to help alleviate Post-Traumatic Stress or PTSD, to allow veterans to better serve at home. Project Kenny pairs six veterans each year with service animals at no cost to the veteran.

“This $25,000 grant will allow us to train five more dogs per year and covers the cost of food, veterinary services, and training for the 18 months necessary to train a quality service dog,” said Project Kenny board secretary, Cait Koffarnus.

The Neighborhood Assist grant also allows Project Kenny the opportunity to purchase the first round of dog supplies and travel cost for each veteran to set up their home for their new service dog.

“We wanted to help identify and address key issues faced by communities and nonprofits. State Farm is proud to join forces with Project Kenny through Neighborhood Assist as they continue to make an impact in the community,” said Jeff Kalvelage, State Farm agent in Fremont, who delivered a check to board members of the Seattle-based nonprofit.

In the eleven years of the program, nearly 500 causes have received a total of $12.5 million to enact change in their communities.


(Photo: Left to right – State Farm agent Jeff Kalvelage, Project Kenny executive director Eric Koivisto, founder/chairman Matt Sauri, and secretary Cait Koffarnus.) 

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Making Strides Against Cancer!

The American Cancer Society started Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation – and we do more than just walk. We raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline.

Join us on Saturday October 22, 2022 at Gas Works Park. Visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/seattlewa to learn more and register for free. 

Digital Sales Access Program

Kay Tita has partnered with the Seattle Office of Economic Development and Comcast to create the Digital Sales Access Program (DSAP) to support small businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The program aims to address the digital divide and leverage Kay Tita’s passion for empowering entrepreneurs through providing access to quality resources. 


  • A point-of-sale system (A Square stand, iPad Air, and 1-on-1 POS training)
  • An online Quickbooks subscription for financial management 
  • Automated yielding for processes such as: 
  • Inventory management
  • Simplified accounting and reporting
  • Access to future funding

Deadline to apply: June 24, 2022, 11:59pm


Seattle Redistricting Commission invites participation in public forums

The Seattle Redistricting Commission is currently examining how to redraw the boundaries of Seattle’s seven City Council Districts and is inviting community members to learn about the process and provide feedback at upcoming public forums. Individual forums are scheduled for each City Council District. At these meetings, Seattle Redistricting Commissioners will educate community members about the redistricting process and present interactive maps that detail draft boundary changes and how they may impact specific districts. Meetings will be hybrid (available both online and in-person) and members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback directly to the Commission.

District 7 Public Forum: July 21, 2022 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Physical Location: Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Boards & Commissions Room L280

Virtual Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86215361885

An SPU Graduate Student Team is conducting research and solution-focused virtual dialogues between Seattle community residents and the Seattle Police Department! Their goal is to facilitate meaningful, neighborhood-specific discussions between individual officers and community members in each of the 5 precincts of the city (you can locate your precinct and neighborhood here). 

Your experiences and voice matter!  

Please join the SPU Team by signing up for the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans Community-Police Dialogues: Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm via Zoom continuing through August 25, 2022.

  • There are 6 dialogues left (out of 15 dialogues, 3 in each precinct of the city – 
  • East: July 28
  • North: August 4
  • South: August 11
  • Southwest: August 18
  • West: July 21, August 25

For more information, please see the Micro-Community Policing plans page, Seattle University’s dialogue information page, the results of our 2021 Seattle Public Safety Survey (web PDF), and the results of the 2021 MCPP dialogues (web PDF)!