Block Watch / Emergencies

BLOCK CAPTAINS PROGRAM & EMERGENCY PREP/RESPONSE PROGRAM

In 2010 the WHCCA Board of Directors resurrected a volunteer Block Captains program that focuses on within-block communication and neighborhood cohesiveness. An older program that focussed on "Emergency Preparedness and Blockwatch" activities had drifted away from the WHCCA board and had become largely inactive. Going forward, the WHCCA Board will manage the volunteer group and a board member will serve as official liaison to this group and will facilitate their efforts.

Because emergency preparedness is an important and often neglected activity in any community, the board will also work towards building awareness and work with the city to encourage neighbors to become knowledgeable, trained, and to volunteer for emergency response roles.  The WHCCA board will attempt to maintain a member as liaison with the city and the block captains for issues of emergency preparedness.


Block Captains Program

Beginning in 2011, the WHCCA now has a fully-developed Block Captains Program. There are just over 500 households in our area and they are divided into 18 blocks designated with letters A thru R. Each block has a volunteer Block Captain. Names of current block captains are maintained here and a map of the geographic breakdown of the blocks as well as the name, telephone number, and address of each block captain is published periodically in the Whispers newsletter published by the WHCCA Board of Directors.

The Program managers on the board of directors have several goals which include:

 

  • Maintain a current list of block captains by block,

  • Update annotated block maps annually with updates provided by block captains so they can be distributed to block residents by the block captain,

  • Alert block captains of local safety and crime concerns,

  • Keep close contact with Bellevue Police and Fire Departments, provide an avenue for inputs and outputs to and from them,

  • Encourage the block captains to maintain a friendly and concerned neighborhood.

Block

Captain

 

Block

Captain

A

OPEN

 

J

Janet Fleck

B

Gayle Brown Frisch

 

K

OPEN

C

Stan Lance

 

L

Joseph Dawson

D

Jo-Jo Moy

 

M

Jeff Johnson

E

OPEN

 

N

Dana Lindstadt

F

Michele Vossler, Phyllis Davis

 

O

Larry & Donna Brickman

G

Scott & Danielle Winter

 

P

Joan Muth

H

OPEN 

 

Q

Julie Brown

I

Rod Hollenbeck

 

R

Barbara Unger

Questions about, inputs, and suggestions may be made to any member of the WHCCA board of directors.