The UDP board will not meet in December. The next UDP Board meeting will be on January 15. The U District Partnership will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. Happy Holidays!

The U District Partnership Seeks Qualified Candidates for Board of Directors Position

The Board of the U District Partnership (UDP) is recruiting candidates to fill a vacancy on its Board. Qualified candidates must have resided in the U District in either an apartment or condominium for a minimum of three years with the intent to continue living in the District for the foreseeable future.

Requirements for to be a Board member include: a belief in the UDP mission and a commitment to support its goals; regular attendance and participation at Board meetings (usually meeting once a month on the third Tuesday at 11:30) and a commitment to prepare for those meetings using materials that are distributed beforehand; active participation in at least one committee; and a willingness to serve as an ambassador for the U District and the UDP.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, which includes address, phone number and email address, to Mark Crawford, UDP Interim Executive Director at mark@udistrictpartnership.org by January 15, 2019.

Mission: The UDP serves all who work in, live in, and visit the U District by fostering and sustaining a vibrant, diverse, and healthy neighborhood for the common good.  

New Cleaning Contractor for the U District

The UDP has selected Elm Grove as the new cleaning company for the North and South Cleaning Areas starting on September 1. You will see Elm Grove staff working in the same purple UDP vests our Ambassadors and Beautification team members wear. We appreciate the seventeen years that Recology provided neighborhood cleaning services.

Elm Grove will provide the following services:

  • Seven day a week cleaning of the South Cleaning Area

  • Two day a week cleaning of the North Cleaning Area

  • Litter and leaf removal for sidewalks and streets

  • Graffiti on a case-by-case basis

  • Removal of stickers and illegal postings

  • 24-hour biohazard removal (human waste pickup and body fluid cleanup). To report a biohazard, email s.elmgrovellc@gmail.com or call 206-371-4486. Elm Grove is trained to ensure safe disposal of these dangerous items.

  • 8 hours of pressure washing per month throughout the cleaning areas as scheduled by our office; call Marcus Johnson at (206) 547-4417 to schedule additional pressure washing for a fee

  • Snow removal and salt application

Elm Grove has worked on other cleaning jobs in the U District since 2017. Owner Oliver Campos says, “We’re excited to be working in the U District again. It’s a great atmosphere.” Campos stresses the availability of the Elm Grove team: “We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365. We can dispatch any time.”

To learn more about the cleaning services within the BIA Cleaning Areas, contact Marcus Johnson by phone (206) 547-4417 or by email marcus@udistrictpartnership.org. Anyone is welcome to join the U District Partnership on our monthly BIA Walk where we walk the cleaning area with our contractor and other stakeholders. We meet at the UDP office (4507 University Way NE, Suite 209) on the third Friday of the month at 9:00 am.