Last updated: May 10, 2023
V-MCC is a Washington organization dedicated to the community of Vashon-Maury Island. Volunteers are essential to keeping the organization running and healthy. There are multiple ways in which you can volunteer. One of the best is to join a committee. If you are interested in other ways to help, please contact Diane Emerson at dianeEmerson@yahoo.com.
The Transportation Committee is being formed to study and recommend solutions to our Island's transportation needs.
The Interim chair of the Transportation Committee is Jake Jacobovitch, recently retired from King County, and a past president of the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council. To be part of this new committee, please contact Jake Jacobovitch:
Post Office committee
The Post Office Committee was formed to study and recommend solutions to our Island's postal delivery crisis and long-term needs.
The chair of the committee is Jim Garrison. The next meeting will be held sometime in June - exact date to be determined. The meeting will be at 7pm, on Zoom. To attend, please contact Jim Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the collection of ideas to work on, click here.
Affordable Housing committee
Affordable Housing continues to be a top issue of concern to the Island, for many reasons. It ties into the Post Office problems, homelessness, inability for organizations and businesses to hire and retain staff, and more. So the Council has an Affordable housing committee to work on these difficult issues, and their many facets. Please attend a meeting, and join if this issue is important to you, too.
The Chair of this important committee is Morgan Brown. The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee will be held Wednesday, May 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Please confirm with Morgan, and contact him to get a link to request attendance at a meeting or join the committee’s mailing list: email@example.com
Here are recent minutes from this committee:
February: no meeting, but an Analysis of Proposed Zoning Changes affecting Affordable Housing
December 12, 2022
November 12, 2022
Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion
The Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion Committee is chaired by Kevin Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, the Committee is working on gathering public input on a land acknowledgment to be read at the beginning of each Board and Community Council meeting. Please see the events page to learn more. The Committee generally meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month beginning at 6pm, via Zoom.
Here are the committee's recent meeting minutes:
The Communications Committee has been designing and publishing this website, writing about and promoting upcoming meetings in the print, radio, and social media, plus designing and putting up posters in the community, in both English and Spanish (when we can find someone to do the translating for us).
The Communications Committee is composed of two teams: the Website Team and the Outreach Team. The Website team designs and updates the website. The Outreach team promotes our meetings on many different social media platforms, the newspaper, radio, e-mail, community calendars, and posters. There are current openings for someone to help with:
Diane Emerson is the current chair of the Communications Committee. There is an opening for the Co-chair to handle social media, newspaper, radio, and posters. To attend a website team meeting, to inquire about becoming a member of the Commications Committee, or to see minutes of the meetings, please contact Diane Emerson at dianeEmerson@yahoo.com
Vashon Town Plan Committee
This committee is in the process of being formed. Here is the charter of the committee:
The Vashon Town Plan of 1994 (VTP) was developed by the VMICC Town Plan Committee with assistance from King County and was adopted in 1996 as a subarea plan of the King County Comprehensive Plan. Although the VTP has largely achieved its intent to reinforce Vashon’s traditional rural town character, as well as the 1986 Vashon Community Plan’s goal of maintaining the town’s rural character, the VTP has not been very successful in addressing the community’s desire to provide more affordable housing and to enable people to walk to work.
The purpose of the 2023-4 V-MCC Vashon Town Plan Committee is to work with King County to modify the VTP to enable more affordable housing while maintaining the town’s rural character. These modifications are intended to be adopted as part of King County’s 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update.
Questions? Contact David Vogel at email@example.com