We want to hear from you: VSHSL Community Conversations

This year, the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is partnering with community groups from across King County to host a series of community conversations to receive YOUR input on issues related to the VSHSL as King County begins to plan for renewal of the VSHSL in 2023.

These conversations are open to all King County residents. Each conversation will focus on a specific community. Community Conversations will be held throughout the spring and summer. We invite you to join all those relevant to your community!

Community Conversations

The Community Conversations will hold space for VSHSL updates, sharing and discussion, including:

  • A brief update on the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy
  • Opportunities to share what you think is going well with the VSHSL
  • Discuss what parts of the VSHSL may need improvement going forward.

Discussions and sharing will take place in smaller breakout rooms and large groups. Each Community Conversation will have live Closed Captioning available for Zoom meeting participants.

To request free of cost language access services, please make a note in the Eventbrite registration link. We will do our best to provide any requested accommodations. In the event that we are not able to provide a requested accommodation, we will work with you to identify another way to receive your feedback.

If you have further questions, contact us at: VSHSL@kingcounty.gov.

Community Conversation Calendar

This section will be updated as additional details are confirmed.

Please register for each Community Conversation you plan to attend by clicking the ‘Register on Eventbrite’ links below. After registration, you will receive the Zoom meeting link and other relevant event information.

Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30-7pm Hosted by Vashon Dove Project and Vashon Food Bank with a focus on communities in Vashon/Maury Island.   Register on Eventbrite!
Wednesday, March 16 from 5:30-7pm Hosted by Filipino Community of Seattle with a focus on central and southeast Seattle including Capitol Hill, Central Area, Rainier Valley, and Beacon Hill.   Register on Eventbrite!
Tuesday, March 22 from 5:30-7pm Hosted by Open Doors for Multicultural Families with a focus on communities in and around Renton, Tukwila and Kent. This conversation will include Korean interpretation Register on Eventbrite!
Thursday, March 24 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on communities in and around the eastside of Lake Washington including Bellevue, Mercer Island, and Kirkland.   Register on Eventbrite!
Tuesday, March 29 from 5:30-7pm Hosted by Ballard Food Bank with a focus on downtown and northwest Seattle including Belltown, Magnolia, Ballard, and Crown Hill.  Register on Eventbrite!
Thursday, March 31 from 5:30-7pm Hosted by Multi-Service Center with a focus on communities in and around Federal Way, Auburn, Milton, Algona, and Pacific.  Register on Eventbrite!  
Tuesday, April 5 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on communities in and around Newcastle, Fairwood, Covington, Black Diamond, and Maple Valley. Register on Eventbrite!  
Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-7pm Hosted by North Urban Human Services Alliance with a focus on communities along North Lake Washington including Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, and Woodinville.   Register on Eventbrite!                                                       
Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on communities in and around the Snoqualmie Valley including Fall City, Preston, Snoqualmie, and North Bend. Register on Eventbrite!  
Wednesday, April 20 from 5:30-7pm Hosted by Minority Veterans of America with a focus on community members and organizations that serve veterans, servicemembers, and their families throughout King County. Register on Eventbrite!
Wednesday, April 27 from 5:30-7pm Hosted by AgePRIDE Center with a focus on LGBTQIA+ community members and organizations that serve the LGBTQIA+ community throughout King County. Register on Eventbrite!
Tuesday, May 17 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on communities in and around West Seattle, Burien, White Center, Tukwila, and the Duwamish Valley. Meeting will be in-person at Bethaday Community Learning Space with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!  
Thursday, May 19 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on communities in and around Skyway, Bryn Mawr, West Hill, and Renton. Meeting will be in-person at the Skyway VFW Hall with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!
Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on communities in and around SeaTac, Tukwila, Normandy Park, and Des Moines. Meeting will be in-person at the King County Veterans Program Tukwila Office with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!
Thursday, May 26 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on East King County including communities in and around Skykomish, Carnation, Duvall, Sammamish, and Issaquah. Meeting will be in-person at the Jim Ellis Preston Community Center with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!
Tuesday, June 7 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on Southwest King County. Meeting will be in-person at the Federal Way Community Center with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!
Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on Southeast King County including communities in and around Enumclaw. Meeting will be in-person at the Enumclaw Community Center with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!
Tuesday June 21 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on the greater Seattle area. Meeting will be in-person at the Phinney Neighborhood Association with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!
Tuesday, June 28 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on communities in and around Redmond, Kirkland, and Woodinville. Meeting will be in-person at the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!
Thursday, June 30 from 5:30-7pm With a focus on North Seattle including Northgate, Lake City, Roosevelt, and U-District. Meeting will be in-person at the King County Veterans Program Northgate Office with the option for virtual attendance. Register on Eventbrite!

About The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

The King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy connects servicemembers and veterans, residents ages 55 or older, and resilient communities to programs and services that help them live healthy, productive and meaningful lives. It helps individuals and families transition to affordable housing, get job training, find employment, receive behavioral health treatment, and more.

View our VSHSL in 2021 slideshow and our impact in 2020 data dashboard to learn more about VSHSL.