Remembering Uptown Alliance’s John Coney

JohnConey The South Lake Union Community is profoundly saddened with the passing of our friend and colleague John Coney.

A founding member and co-president of the Uptown Alliance, John and the Uptown community worked hand-in-hand with the South Lake Union community in helping to vision and shape the future of the neighborhoods between the Downtown core and Queen Anne Hill through a number of initiatives including the drafting of the SLU / Uptown Mobility Plan and neighborhood advocacy throughout the rezone of South Lake Union.

“John Coney’s ability to connect and energize people of diverse backgrounds and opinions while driving initiatives critical to his community and the city leave an important legacy for Seattle,” South Lake Union Community Council president Mike McQuaid said. “John’s friendship and leadership will be dearly missed.”

A story remembering John’s community contributions appeared in Tuesday’s Queen Anne Magnolia News.

John passed away earlier this month after an extended battle with leukemia.