Anne-Marije Rook
Councilmember Larry Phillips hands a big check representing $15,000 to Carlye Teel, Director of the Ballard NW Senior Center

Councilmember Larry Phillips presents Ballard NW Senior Center with $15,000 check

Councilmember Larry Phillips stopped by the Ballard NW Senior Center for lunch today to present the center with a $15,000 check.

Phillips was able to set aside the $15,000 for the center from the King County fourth quarter ordinance correction.

The center relies heavily on this funding every year for its operations and in recent years there have been doubts wether money was available.

"With the county and the current economic situation, it's always iffy wether we'll get the funding," said Carlye Teel, Director of the Ballard NW Senior Center.

"But Larry is a wonderful supporter and he always comes through for us."

Leah Zoppi, legislative aide to Councilmember Phillips said Phillips enjoys to stay in touch with the senior community and stops by the center at least once a year.

"He's a real presence around here and a true advocate for seniors," Teel added.

For more information about the Ballard NW Senior Center and the many activities, classes and services it offers, visit

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