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Capitol Hill Community Council
P.O. Box 20641
Seattle , Washington 98102
United States

Company Description: The Capitol Hill Community Council is a state non-profit corporation organized for the purpose of preserving and improving the neighborhood in accordance with the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Executive Committee
    Hands Off Washington
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Officer Bios | Capitol Hill Community Council, 30 Aug 2014 [cached]
George Bakan, Current President Running for President For 26 years ... Continue reading →
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George Bakan
Associate Editor
George Bakan, Nick Ardizzone, Albert S Rodriguez, Rajket Dirzhud-Rashid
George Bakan, Mike McNamara, Rajket Dirzhud-Rashid
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by George Bakan - SGN Owner & Publisher
Broadway businesses tried yet again, this ..., 27 June 2015 [cached]
Broadway businesses tried yet again, this time under the leadership of the outspoken Charlotte LeFevre and considerable support from Seattle Gay News and its publisher George Bakan.
Officer Bios | Capitol Hill Community Council [cached]
President George Bakan: George Bakan is Editor-in-Chief for Seattle Gay News, overseeing operation since 1983. Born in Seattle and raised in rural Bellevue, his family moved to Eastern Washington in the 1960s. Eager to become involved in gay activism, George returned to Seattle in the early 1980s. His almost 30-years of gay community activism include organizing the Seattle AIDS Action Committee in 1983. During the early days of the AIDS epidemic, George and the Seattle AIDS Action Committee organized an annual candle light vigil at Seattle Central. He also co-chaired the 1984 Freedom Day Committee, now known as Seattle Pride. In addition, George was regional co-chair for the National Marches on Washington, DC in which he led the Northwest sponsored push for bisexual and transgender inclusion at the national events; and, on the Executive Committee for Hands Off Washington (HOW) which worked statewide on LGBT political issues from 1992 to 1996. He looks toward future projects, including health issues for older LGBTQ people, workshops for young LGBT activists, and tree planting in Seattle parks to honor people who died of AIDS.
Former 2014-2015 At-Large Member Erie Jones: Erie grew up in the Chicago, but has lived on Capitol Hill since 1977. Currently, he teaches music at Dusty Strings in Fremont, keeps bees and chickens, and plays in a band, The Guardians. For 27 years he taught at Lowell Elementary and South Shore K-8. His partner and he purchased their home on Capitol Hill in 1984 and he has felt fortunate ever since! Erie has helped many local businesses get off-the-ground, build the Thomas Street P-patch, worked with youth, helped support people living with AIDS, fixed up houses, and more. He feels that the ability for people of diverse backgrounds - economic, racial, gender to name a few - are adversely affected by an unaffordable neighborhood. To Erie, neighborhood cohesion is at a crucial point. He believes, if we can look at growth clearly, we may find ways to build a more vibrant and rich community.
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