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June 2017—Meeting Highlights

Leschi CC bestowed its Leschi Star award on Amy Fink for her persistence in working with the IRS to get our non-profit status restored. The IRS ruled in our favor, as it was obvious that the problem was that a wrong box had been checked to indicate what type of organization we are. However, it meant re-filing forms that had been corrected and worst of all, trying to “talk” to the IRS. So we have been restored to approved non-profit status going back to the original decision…so no gap!

We also voted on two officer positions: President and Vice-President (both vacant due to resignations). Fourteen year resident Janice Merrill Brown came forward to run for President and Trevor’s name was put forward for VP by his brother-in-law as he had a conflict that night. Both were duly elected. Their bios follow on the next page and may also found on our website at

New LCC President

Janice Merrill Brown is a licensed Managing Broker at Keller Williams Downtown Seattle and has a team that specializes in marketing and selling luxury homes. She has been a real estate broker for over 30 years working in every area of the real estate industry. She is a native of Washington, having grown up in a family pharmacy in Edmonds. After spending many years in Santa Barbara, she returned to Seattle to care for an aging mother. Janice spent over 13 years with Williams Marketing, a condominium marketing brokerage company and rediscovered Leschi when she was the Community Sales Manager for The Pier at Leschi.

She fell in love with Leschi, sold her home in Bellevue and bought a condo here. Janice’s passion is for our unique jewel. Janice wants to continue stewarding our diverse, lively, evolving and fun community.

“I encourage all residents to become involved. Our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month begin again in September at 7pm. Please come and get involved. Embrace your opportunity to meet neighbors and engage in our little village.”

New LCC Vice-president

Hello, Leschi! My name is Trevor Lalish-Menagh and I am your new vice president on the Leschi Community Council. We moved our family to Seattle from Philadelphia, PA three-and-a-half years ago to be close to our families, who are almost entirely in the western Washington area. When we landed here, we stayed with my brother-in-law’s family here in Leschi and while looking for a home to settle into, being close to them was of great importance to us. Fortunately, we lucked out and a marvelous home appeared for sale a little over three years ago about three blocks away from my brother-in-law’s house, with Frink Park as a backyard. We survived the bidding war and have been happy Leschi residents ever since.

~Diane Snell

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