The Ballard Alliance has partnered with Millionair Club Charity to provide twice weekly sidewalk cleaning, telephone pole cleaning, sanitary cleanups, sharps removal, and the annual fall leaf cleaning. Working consistently with Seattle Public Utilities, Waste Management and the City's Parks Department, the Ballard Alliance endeavors to uphold high standards of beauty and cleanliness for visitors and residents to enjoy.
PUBLIC SAFETY/PUBLIC HEALTH ENHANCEMENT
The Ballard Alliance is committed to creating a safer neighborhood for visitors and residents. Working closely with the Seattle Police Department, the City's Navigation Team, non-profit service organizations and key city leaders, the Alliance informs, addresses and works toward finding solutions to issues such as: crime, illegal camping and RV dwelling and other issues that affect livability. The Alliance also funds a homelessness and mental health outreach worker to help address this critical issue within Ballard.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Ballard Alliance uses a variety of programs, engagement strategies and promotions to support the local business community, while also working to attract new businesses that can help support an 18-hour economy for Ballard. From the Ballard ArtWalk to our holiday lighting program, the Alliance works year-round on programs that enhance the vitality of the neighborhood.
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MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS
The Ballard Alliance created the Visit Ballard brand to engage local, national and international audiences and attract visitors to the neighborhood and support the thriving business, shopping, brewery and dining district. Through a variety of media and events the Visit Ballard brand provides a resource for local businesses and organizations to showcase all that Ballard offers.
ADVOCACY | URBAN DESIGN | TRANSPORTATION
The Ballard Alliance is at the forefront of current and future transportation projects that impact the neighborhood. Advocating on behalf of the Alliance on key issues, projects and topics including: public safety and associated city policies, Sound Transit's light rail to Ballard planning process, transportation improvements, public parking, design guidelines, and infrastructure improvements.