The mission of the Ballard Alliance is to ensure the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard remains a unique and economically vital community for its visitors, residents, businesses and property owners. Under the guidance of its Board of Directors and the Rate-Payer Advisory Board, the Ballard Alliance administers all the projects and programs within the Ballard Improvement Area.

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About the Ballard Alliance

The Ballard Alliance represents a strong leadership voice for Ballard and provides programs and services critical to ensuring that Ballard remains a vibrant place to live, shop, work, eat and play. Funded in part through the Ballard Improvement Area, our organization is working to strengthen relationships with neighborhood stakeholders, local elected officials, and key government staff to ensure that our neighborhood is at the forefront of public policy deliberations. A 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, the Ballard Alliance administers all BIA-funded programs, as well as all other programs previously provided by the Ballard Chamber of Commerce. Our programs include: • Clean Environment • Public Safety/Health Enhancement • Business Development and Retention • Marketing and Promotions • Advocacy/Urban Design/Transportation • Membership • Programs • Production of the Ballard SeafoodFest The majority of the events that the Ballard Alliance organizes are in collaboration with local small business owners and residents. Here is a list of events we have or will produce in 2018 and 2019:

  • Ballard ArtWalk (every second Saturday)
  • Ballard HolidayFest
  • Ballard Gives Back
  • Ballard Sidewalk Sale
  • B2B evening socials (monthly Alliance After Hours)
  • Monthly networking luncheons
  • Ballard Hullabaloo
  • Brewery Passport Program
  • Business/Organization grand-opening events
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Ballard Merchants Group
  • Summer Park Programs – Ballard Commons Park Programming
  • Get Plugged into Ballard
  • Ballard SeafoodFest

Additionally, our staff and Board of Directors members are involved in a number of Advisory Boards and steering committees that are focused on transportation, public safety and other issues.

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Board of Directors

Michelle Rosenthal, Co-President Veris Law Group PLLC Eric Stoll, Co-President Stoll Petteys PLLC Gretchen Swanson, Treasurer JP Morgan Chase Nathan Engman, Vice President – Finance Columbia Bank Eli Fisher, Vice President – Marketing and Membership AthleteNetwork.com Lanne Stauffer, Vice President – Programs Market Street Shoes Candace Cothran, Vice President – Programs U.S. Bank Charles Costanzo, Vice President – Public Policy American Waterways Operators Legh Burns, Director re-souL Stephanie Carrillo, Director ODIN Apartments Max Genereaux, Director Sunset Tavern & Hattie’s Hat Haley Keller, Director Peddler Brewing Company Kristie Kisbye, Director Annie’s Art & Frame Aaron Klaus, Director Blanton Turner, The Commons at Ballard Emily Mabus, Director The Other Coast Café Scott Ingham, *Ex-Officio* Director The Elliot Bay Group

Staff

Mike Stewart, Executive Director Tel: 206-784-9705, extension 1 Anndrea Dohring, Marketing Manager Tel: 206-784-9705, extension 2 Devin Reynolds, Economic Development Specialist/SeafoodFest Vendor Manager Tel: 206-784-9705, extension 3 Kiana Ballo, Community Development Coordinator Tel: 206-784-9705, extension 4

Ballard Commons Park Playground Project

The Ballard Alliance is partnering with stakeholders in the Ballard community to create a safe play area in the Ballard Commons Park. The project is in the  initial planning stages. Please check back for more details or subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter to stay informed of the latest developments.