FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Keith Kentop, Vice President
Belltown Community Council
MEET YOUR NEW 2015 BELLTOWN COMMUNITY COUNCIL BOARD!
Board Members to inspire service and unity in a changing neighborhood.
(Seattle, WA May 18, 2015) The Belltown Community Council now has five new Board Members and room for growth after it’s standing-room only May 13th elections at The Belltown Community Center on Bell Street Park. (415 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121)
Dean McColgan is the new BCC President. From 2009-2013 he served as BCC Vice President and represented Belltown on the West Precinct Advisory Committee, the Mayor’s Neighborhood Action Team, the DSA’s Urban Improvement Committee, City Center Initiative Committee and the Friends of Belltown Park. Dean’s spent eight years as an elected Federal Way City Council Member and two years as Federal Way Mayor. Dean is currently the Resource Development Director for Solid Ground. Dean and his wife Linda have lived in Belltown since 2009.
Public safety, transportation, land use, parks development and business development issues are Dean’s priorities. Most importantly Dean intends to protect and preserve the culture and spirit which makes Belltown unique.
Keith Kentop is the new BCC Vice President and was Non Officer #2 Board Member with a focus on Marketing and Branding. His latest duty will be to increase and maintain membership giving Belltown and it’s pertinent issues a more powerful voice. This will be achieved through the unification of Belltown’s community groups and stakeholders.
A NW Native, Keith has significant Film, Commercial and eranding experience both in Hollywood, CA and Seattle. With unique as well as proven marketing tactics, he will continue to showcase Belltown’s character, particularities and charm.
Charles Green is the current BCC Treasurer and has served as the Chair of the BCC’s Finance Committee. He is on the board of directors for the Municipal League of King County and is a member of the downtown Rotary Club of Seattle.
Charles is the Vice President of Cascade Capital, a Seattle investment bank. He earned a B.A. from the University of Washington in Business Administration and holds certificates in Finance and Real Estate from UCLA
Charles’ focus for the BCC is supporting parks and public space projects, improving public safety and providing the residents of Belltown with a forum for discussing neighborhood issues.
Tracy Roberts is the new BCC Secretary. A Seattleite for over 10 years with 8 of those in Belltown, Tracy is an RN, specializing in pediatric oncology/transplant for almost 30 years. Skilled in systems and procedures, Tracy will be reorganizing a citizen based public safety coalition. Charitable events will also be on Tracy’s agenda, uniting Belltown through giving and altruism.
In addition Tracy will support parks and public space projects. Working to united community organizations, Tracy will encourage the residents and businesses to revitalize and maintain the tree pits of Belltown.
Liam Hallinan has served the BCC for the last two years as Board Member #1 and we’re pleased to announce his re-election. He’s from Honolulu, HI by way of Tempe, Az. and has been in Seattle for 18 years, 16 of those in Belltown. He was the Information Technology lead for the expansion project at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Vulcan West Lake Project and most recently, 8 years at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Liam holds a bachelors degree in economics and an MBA in Technology Management. It is this passion Liam holds for the future Belltown; technology and growth.
Terique Scott is the new BCC Board Member #3. An active voting council member, Terique is from Cincinnatti, OH and quickly adapted to Seattle and it’s many outdoor sports. He’s in Business-to-Business sales and has been a Belltown resident for over 2 years.
Terique brings a youthful diversity to the BCC and will address the needs of all Belltown residents with a focus on security, affordability and social justice.