About the Moss Bay Neighborhood Association
Kirkland is divided into 13 Neighborhood Associations. The purpose of the Associations are to create a sense of community and to function as links to the city government.
The Moss Bay Neighborhood Association communicates with residents through in-person meetings, this website, and email updates. Communications to the Association include information from Kirkland City Council, staff and regional government, and news about business and other topics that impact our quality of life.
In turn, the Neighborhood Association is a means of communicating preferences, requests and concerns to the City Council and staff. This communication occurs when City staff attends our in-person meetings, through City programs and online.
City funding is available to the Moss Bay Neighborhood through the Neighborhood Safety Program and grants. You are encouraged to participate in in Moss Bay meetings and communications so that you have a voice in how these funds are spent.
We meet the 2nd Monday of odd months
We meet the 2nd Monday of odd months, but take the month of July off.
Meetings are from 7 - 9 pm at Heritage Hall:
203 Market St, Kirkland, WA 98033
Moss Bay Neighborhood Association Officers
Alex Chen, Chair
After living in Seattle for many years my family and I moved into the neighborhood four years ago and just love it here. Originally from Canada, I have had the pleasure of living in a dozen different cities from NYC to Mountain View, CA. Even though my office is just in Downtown Kirkland, I am learning there is so much to the neighborhood I have yet to explore and want to contribute to help keep our community dynamic, safe and inclusive for everyone. Professionally, my expertise is in market research and data analysis and hope to better connect with Kirkland and our community.
Leslie Keller, Treasurer
Jeanne Large, Member at Large
I really enjoy Kirkland, have lived here 13 years and near Redmond for 24 years before that. I’ve served on boards of Eastside Domestic Violence (Lifewire) and Group Health and have volunteered for Voter Registration. I often attend Kirkland Planning and City Council meetings. I’m originally from Western Oregon, have worked as a public school teacher, YWCA program developer, local government personnel staff member and civil rights advisor for FEMA.
Bea Nahon, Member at Large
22+ year resident of Moss Bay Neighborhood. CPA by day (and night) & active volunteer for MBNA & the City of Kirkland, including serving as Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods (KAN) rep for MBNA and on the City’s Small Business Relief Fund team. Past Co-Chair for MBNA & for KAN. Board member & committee member for several nonprofit organizations. Passionate about all things neighborhood-related, economic recovery post-COVID, rescue animals & theater.
Don Winters, Member at Large
Don has been living in Moss Bay and involved with the Moss Bay Neighborhood Association since its founding in 1997. Was Chair or Co-chair for ten years. Don is also a member of the Kirkland Heritage Society.
David Watkins, Member at Large
David joined Aegis Living in August of 2020, he was the General Manager for Aegis Living of Ravenna and moved to the Kirkland Waterfront location in September of 2021. David has been the General Manager for several hotels in Seattle, most including The Sound Hotel – a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, The Inn at The Market as well as The Hotel Max. David was the President of the Seattle Hotel Association, served on several boards, including the Pike Place Market Foundation, WA Hospitality Association. David was born and raised in the Fiji Islands and was introduced to his hospitality career almost at birth.
Brenda Nunes, Member at Large
Brenda and her husband Art, along with their dog Beau, moved to downtown Kirkland (Marina Heights) in Summer of 2021. She has worked in Kirkland for close to 30 years and is currently a Real Estate Managing Broker for Nunes Group at Keller Williams Eastside. She is passionate about housing/ home ownership and was on the City of Kirkland’s Housing Strategy Advisory Group and was a former President of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time she loves to walk/hike, garden, cook and explore new places.