The Only in Seattle team would like to thank the business district managers, City colleagues, BIA representatives, business owners, and all attendees that joined the summertime lunch social at Tai Tung on Wednesday, 8/29. Over 45 attendees from all throughout Seattle attended to connect, listen to Special Events Chair Chris Swenson speak about upcoming engagement opportunities regarding the special events cost recovery model, and eat delicious food from Tai Tung; those egg rolls were delicious! A very special thank you to third generation business owner, Harry Chan and his family for hosting us and providing the food. Don’t forget to think about them for your next event, or dinner outing, and compliment them on their new sign, courtesy of SCIDPDA, and OED.
Only in Seattle Request for Applications: The Only in Seattle team announced the upcoming 2019 Request for Applications (RFA) release date of mid-September (check our website for updates). The OIS team is hoping to give applicants at least six weeks to complete the application and consult with staff for questions and support. The RFA will be due on Monday, October 29 and will include a draft code of conduct for inclusion in 2019 awardee contracts. We are asking for feedback on the OIS RFA process and the code of conduct (attached). Take the survey today!
Special Events Chair Announcement: In Chris Swenson’s brief presentation, he mentioned resources, including the Special Events Permit Fees, Process and Policy Feedback handout, and the October 25th seminar, “Learn How You Can Take Your Event To The Next Level And Be A Part Of The Vision Of The Changing Landscape of Special Events,” produced by the Washington Festival and Events Association. Chris will also be reaching out to those that indicated they are interested in engaging with the Special Events committee directly to provide input to the City’s special event fee structure and process. You can also follow up with Chris directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again, Chris for your thorough presentation!
We look forward to seeing you at the next peer networking event in September. Sign up for the OIS eNewsletter and read the Bottom Line blog for the latest on the next Peer Networking events, RFA information and more.
Thank you again to all the participants and check out photos from the event below (credit Wynn Barnard).