Leschi Community Council Elections—New Officers
Our biennial election was held at the May 2016 meeting with the election of the 4 officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer), postponing the election of a Representative to the Seattle Community Council Federation. That organization has not met in over a year, and we felt that if they begin regular meetings, we could elect a representative at that time.
Yousef Shulman—My family has been living in the Central Area for almost 100 years. My Great Great Uncle Henry (Hank) Edelson and his wife Shirley started a small market on the SW corner of 22nd Ave and East Union Street in the 1930’s. In 1948, they moved their business to its current location and renamed it Leschi Market. Leschi Market and my family have been very active in the community since the opening of the store. I moved to the Leschi neighborhood when I was 13 years old. I began to work at my family business at the age of 13, being the 4th generation to work at the business.
I am now currently Co-Owner and Assistant Manager of Leschi Market with my Uncle Steve Shulman and my Grandfather Leonard Shulman. In 2011, I helped start the Leschi Business Association, which has since put on a yearly Halloween “Spooktacular” and Art Walk event. In 2015, I joined the Leschi Community Council as Business Associate Chair. In May 2016, I was elected to President of the Leschi Community Council.
Yuki Igarashi—Yuki is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments and recently moved into the Leschi branch office on Lakeside Avenue. Previously, she was located in the Capitol Hill Edward Jones branch. Yuki grew up in Tennessee, fell in love with the Pacific Northwest in college at Oregon State University, moved to Seattle in 2009 and earned her MBA from UW in 2013. She currently resides in the Central District with her husband, Kyle.
Diane Snell—Diane is a retired medical social worker who has lived in Leschi since 1989. She has served on the Council as Secretary several times, served as Representative to and Secretary for the Federation of Community Councils, secretary to the Central Area Neighborhood District Council and has been Leschi News editor for the past 10 years. Most recently, she served as Co-president of Leschi CC. She is very committed to community and looks out for Leschi when she sees changes coming at the city or county level; she feels her legacy to this community was bringing back bus #27. She has adopted Gandhi’s “Be the change you want to see in the world” as her mantra.
Amy Fink—Amy and her family have lived in Leschi since 1998. She served two terms as LCC Secretary and was elected to the Treasurer’s position in 2016. She wrote a column for the Leschi News and started our Stairway Clean-up project with the first joint project with Madrona CC for a stairway in their neighborhood.