News of Madison Valley

MVCC's History of Accomplishments


People often ask what the Madison Valley Community Council does.

The purpose of the council is to represent the residents of our neighborhood, to provide a democratic forum for all members, and to protect and advance the interests of the community before municipal, state and federal agencies. 

The Community Council is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). All participants are volunteers. Everyone is welcome to attend community meetings and participate.

Community Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Meetings are held at the Martin Luther King F.A.M.E. Community Center, 3201 East Republican Street, Seattle, Washington 98112

Over the years the council has worked on many neighborhood improvements. Following is a list created by the founding members of the council:


Community Work

Annual Events:

Bastille Bash
Spaghetti Dinner
Pancake Breakfast
Madison Street Art Walk
Progressive Dinner at Neighborhood Restaurants
Holiday Bazaar
Courtyard Rummage Sale
Spring Cleanup
Night-out Block Parties
Winter Festival of Lights throughout the Neighborhood
Diversity Fair
Publication of the Valley View Newsletter


Garden/Green Projects

Reforestation of the Harrison Ridge Greenbelt
Planting of trees along MLK Way
Establishment of community compost stations for yard/food          
Repair and removal of vegetation for neighborhood sidewalks
Garden Tours
Pea Patch Installation


Community Interest Groups

Teen Work Opportunity Group
Writers’ Workshops
Parenting Workshops
Madison Valley Family Project
Youth Group


Community Improvement Efforts

Sidewalk repair
Madison Valley Triangle Project
Greenways Project
Parklet Project
Design Community Home at the WA Park Field house
Design Tunnel under Madison Connecting Madison Valley and the Arboretum
Establish new crosswalk on Madison at 29th Ave E
Establish Restricted Parking Zone in Madison Street Corridor
Participation in the Seattle City Comprehensive Planning
Information kiosk at the Madison Valley Retention Pond
Eliminate flooding on 32nd Ave E at E John
Graffiti Removal
Fundraising for AME Church after fire damage


Martin Luther King Jr.  Elementary School

Village Schools Project
Built new playground twice
Purchased a van for school transportation
Established safe biking routes to the school

School Programs:

Before and After School Program
Chess Club
Dance Classes
Computer lab
Homework Center
NW Historical Course including Forest Evolution


Special thank you to Catherine Nunneley and Charles McDade for providing this list.


Topics: Community Council, Community Planning