Rainier Valley's Phyllis Porter Leads the Way at "Find It, Fix It" Walk

Rainier Valley Greenway's Phyllis Porter has jumped into the Southeast Seattle "Find It, Fix It Community Walks" in a big way. Here are her notes about a recent Walk along Orcas St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Way: Seattle Police Captain John F. Hayes and Rainier Valley Greenways Outreach Advocate Phyllis Porter.

I along with community residents, police, and city officials walked together last evening to identify physical disorder and talked on how to solve it, hence the find it and fix it theme. The primary areas of focus were graffiti removal, street lighting, litter and garbage clean-up, and trimming overgrown bushes and trees.

After a short program featuring Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and department representatives, I was given the opportunity from Bruce Harrell to address the crowd regarding outreach efforts of Rainier Valley Greenways/Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. Directly after I was interviewed by Channel 5 News. "Being able to reach a great population of residents on community involvement at that given moment was so exhilarating." Way to go Rainier Valley Greenways! Thanks Councilmember Harrell!

You to can address problems of your community with a smart phone app. Snap a picture and send it in. The City will work to have your issue fixed within three weeks. Talking with Channel 5 Newsreporter Natalie Swaby and candidate for the 37th District State Legislature Senate, Pramila Jayapal.   There will be one more "Find It, Fix It"event on August 12 in Rainier Valley this summer. Learn more here.