July 3, 2014
Mary DeJong and Andrea Ostrovsky
Co-Chairs, Friends of Cheasty Greenspace at Mount View
2809 South Alaska Place
Seattle, WA 98108
Dear Mary and Andrea,
On behalf of Seattle University, I write to express our support for the preservation and development of Cheasty Greenspace. As a neighbor and community partner, we appreciate your commitment to increase access to nature, to restore urban greenspace, and to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for those living in the Rainer Valley and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.
Our mission at Seattle U calls us to be responsible stewards of our planet and to work for ecological justice for all, particularly those living on the margins in our society. We believe that your work as Friends of Cheasty Greenspace at Mount View (FCGMV) is in concert with our institutional values and is truly making a positive difference in our community.
We appreciate your efforts to prioritize the use of green space for youth, making it welcoming for families from diverse backgrounds and cultures living in the area. In particular, we are excited about your intentions to develop bike and hiking trails in the park with an emphasis on fun and safety.
Again, thank you for your leadership on this important initiative. We wish you all the best and look forward to future opportunities to lend our advocacy and support.
Timothy P. Leary, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
901 12th Avenue P.O. Box 222000 Seattle, WA 98122-1090 www.seattleu.edu Tel: (206) 296-6160 Fax: (206) 296-2664