The Eastside Candidate Forum Has Been Canceled

The 10/9 Eastside Candidate Forum Has Been Canceled.

The Eastside Candidate Forum scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th at the Elks Lodge has been canceled. One of the Council candidates who was planning to attend the forum notified us that he has to be out-of-town that night. The Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (CNA) decided to cancel the Eastside forum due to the absence of that candidate and for a couple other reasons.

An alternative to the canceled forum is the Westside Candidate Forum being held at 7 p.m. on Thursday 10/17 at Garfield Elementary School. The Westside forum is also being organized by the CNA and will be open to people from the east and west sides of Olympia. 

Garfield Elementary School is located at 325 Plymouth Street NW, just north of Harrison Avenue NW and Woodruff Park. All six Council candidates will be at the Westside Candidate Forum. Please attend it if you can.

We are all invited…

FREE Community Block Party

October 6 at 12 PM
New Bridge Community Church
812 Central St. SE

We want to thank you for letting us be your neighbor for 12 of our 20 years – Live Music, Street Tacos, Inflatable Games & More

Food available for the first 500 people

Please RSVP so we can be expecting you! or

City Council Candidate Forum

This Forum has been cancelled. Click here for more details.

The CNA is sponsoring two candidate forums for the upcoming City Council elections — one on the eastside and the other on the westside. We have created a SurveyMonkey to gather questions from neighborhood residents. Please share the survey link below as best you see fit (ie, email distribution, neighborhood list serve, NextDoor, etc.) The plan is to keep the survey open until the 18th.

Eastside Neighborhood Candidate Forum

Wednesday, October 9, 6:30pm @ Elks Lodge

Westside Neighborhood Candidate Forum

Thursday, October 17th, 7:00pm @ Garfield Elementary School

Help the Art Crossings Program get to know our neighborhood!

The goal of City of Olympia’s Art Crossings program is to place public art into Olympia’s neighborhoods, contribute to a sense of community identity, and introduce place making elements that help to define and bring together different areas of our community.  Having worked through the process to design approval on West Bay Drive, we are now starting the process for Eastside Street at the bridge over I-5. Arts Program Manager Stephanie Johnson was at the ENA Annual meeting on August 25 to set the foundation for the new project by asking 4 questions:

-What do you value about your neighborhood? 
-What do you want people to know about your neighborhood? 
-How is the neighborhood connected to Olympia? 
-What else should the artist know?

This was a great exercise to do with neighbors, but if you didn’t make the annual picnic, we’d still like to hear from you!  Please complete the survey – – by September 9.

More information is available at or by contacting at Stephanie at or 360.709.2678.