Poetry Post Dedication

04/18/2017 12:09
Poetry Post Dedication May 13, 2017 12:00 to 2:00 PM Decatur Pathway (South end of Decatur St SW)   The South West Olympia Neighborhood Association, SWONA, will be dedicating the new Poetry Post as an addition to the public art theme that is developing in Olympia.  This installation is...

Annual Meeting

03/16/2017 20:58
Great turnout for the meeting tonight!!!  We have elected the following people as SWONA officers: President - Phil Cornell, Vice-President - Karen Janowitz, Secretary - Angela Rush, Member-at-Large - Brent McBride.  Next meeting will be June 15, 2017.

New Decatur Post design concept

05/10/2016 14:57
Look at the gallery under Decatur Pathway Park, there is a sketch of what the new post might look like.


01/06/2016 11:32
I just got an email from Amy Stull @ OPD; "Today I showed a map of ACAB tags to the strategy group that meets every week. As a result, the Patrol Lt. will be sharing his expectation that officers are aware and actively looking for who is doing this damage. In addition, they supported creating and...


12/01/2015 22:02
We now have a "Graffiti Hit Squad", a group of volunteers who will be available to assist with cleanup of graffiti on private property when the homeowner asks for help.  Each resident is responsible for cleanup of graffiti on their own property.  If you see graffiti report it to...

August 1st Party

08/23/2015 11:30
The August 1st party was a huge success, everyone had fun and it was a great sunny day.  There was live music, egg toss, three-legged races, water balloon fights, lots of good food and lots of meeting neighbors, bike registration, information on the pathway project, a SWONA history booth and...

Election results

03/20/2015 11:13
At the Annual Meeting on March 19th Phil Cornell was re-elected as Vice-President, Angela Rush was elected as Secretary and Brent McBride was re-elected as Member-at-Large/Outreach Coordinator.  Minutes of the meeting will be posted as soon as they are compiled.

Our 25th Anniversary

01/04/2015 12:53
This year we celebrate 25 years as a neighborhood association.  This is a major milestone and deserves a significant, memorable celebration.  We need your help, your ideas, and your enthusiasm to make this work.  Please contact us at with your thoughts, ideas,...

Decatur and 16th

10/23/2014 12:14
In the latest update to the comp plan ( page 60) shows that the language referring to Decatur and 16th has been removed.


10/01/2014 17:11
SURVEY PLANNED FOR SW OLYMPIA TO IDENTIFY ‘HISTORIC’ HOMES FROM 1945-65   The City of Olympia is contracting with Peter Meijer Architect to conduct a survey of historical properties in certain parts of Olympia – including the area of SWONA closest to Black Lake Blvd., as shown on the attached...
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