Planning Committee Meeting – 30th August, 6pm @ Elks

We held the launch of the Sub Area Plan for our neighborhood last week.

On the 30th August at 6pm at the Elks we will be holding the first Planning Committee Meeting. Any resident of the ENA is welcome to join us.

To keep up to date with the Sun Area Plan progress subscribe to our email list. you may also like to follow the Sub Area Planning Calendar. It will be updated for meetings and the like.

Thurston County Food Project – Pick-up August 12

The next Thurston County Food Project pick-up is coming up on Saturday, August 12. Please place your green bag on your porch by 9:00 am and your neighborhood coordinator will pick it up.

The suggested theme for August is foods for the backpack (4Kids) program – stocking up on easy to open / easy to prepare foods (foods that can be prepared by kids).
Wondering what the Food Project is and how to get involved? Learn more here, or contact Whitney at 360-556-0337 or

Please Join Us:  ENA Subarea Plan Launch!

You are invited to the first Subarea Planning Committee meeting on August 16 at 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at the Elks Lodge (1818 4th Ave E).  

The Eastside Neighborhood Association is launching our neighborhood’s first Subarea Plan (Plan).  The Plan will help further the goals, policies, and values of Olympia’s Comprehensive Plan at the neighborhood level. It will include broad and diverse community participation to improve the aspects of our neighborhood that are important to us.

This plan will lay the foundation for a neighborhood that provides an improved quality of life for all people who are a part of our community.

To learn about or participate in this process, visit the Subarea Plan webpage on the ENA website.

Questions?  Contact Jim Sweeney:

Olympia Subareas

The Eastside neighborhood is represented as Subarea “B” on this map.



2017 Block Parties

Once again, the Eastside Neighborhood Association will be sponsoring block parties in locations around our neighborhood. This year they will be held on Friday, August 4th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The party hosts will provide some food and activities. Neighbors who attend will be asked to bring a potluck dish or beverage.

This will be the second year that we will be conducting these parties. Last year, they were very well-attended and received a lot of good feedback. The goal of the parties is to help members of the Eastside Neighborhood get to know each other and talk about ways to make our neighborhood safer and more connected.

We anticipate the parties will be held on the same four blocks as last year:

  1. 5th Ave SE between Fir & Fairview
  2. Sawyer St SE between 7th & 9th
  3. Lybarger St SE between 10th & Union
  4. McCormick St SE between 13th & 14th

Please mark your calendars. We’ll be sending another notice about the parties within a couple weeks, confirming the locations and other details. If you have any questions, please contact Roger Horn ( or Whitney Bowerman (

June 2017 Board Meeting

At Elks Lodge – 1818 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, 7PM – 8:30PM
Monthly Board meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Association.

Proposed Agenda

  • Call to Order and Approve Agenda
  • Secretary Report
  • Treasurer Report
  • CNA Report
    – Missing Middle
    – HomeFund
    – Nuisance Houses
  • Continuing Business
    – Block Parties
    – Summer Picnic
    – Winter Festivities
    – Neighborhood Matching Grants
  • New Business
    – Sub Area Charter and Letter
    – Fall Candidate Forum
  • Commitments Review and Adjourn