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Mark your calendar: BULKY Item Collection - September 27

Lets get rid of those bulky things still lurking around the home. Between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. come to one of two locations - Tukwila Community Center or Saar's Super Saver Foods -= and bring your hard-to-get-rid-of items like scrap metal, furniture, mattresses, appliances, e-waste (televisions, computers, electronics), yard waste, and cardboard. In September, you can check out the event flyer for specifics on what will be accepted - find it at TukwilaWA.gov ro…


Added by Allan Ekberg on July 15, 2014 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

FREE Junk Car removal available to residents

For a "Clean and Green" community, residents are encouraged to rid their yards of junk vehicles. The City has arranged with a number of licensed hulk haulers to pick up junk vehicles in Tukwila AT NO CHARGE to property owners. (They may even pay you something!) To learn more about this program, what determines a 'junk vehicle', hulk hauler vehicle requirements, and contact information for making arrangements to have your vehicle removed, call the Code Enforcement Office at 206.431.3671, or…


Added by Allan Ekberg on July 15, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Fall 2014 Citizens' Police Academy - sign up now

Tukwila is sponsoring another Citizens' Police Academy between September 24th and October 29th - 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Sign ups are being taken. Contact Chris Partman @ 206.431.2197 or c.partman@tukwilawa.gov

What is the Citizens' Academy:

It's a 12-session program providing Tukwila residents and merchants with first-hand information about he operations of Tukwila's Police Department. This program is designed to strengthen working relationships…


Added by Allan Ekberg on July 15, 2014 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

June 10 - All Day - California Pizza Kitchen will donate to HERO Fund (Help Ensure Recreation Opportunities)

From: "Tracy Gallaway" <Tracy.Gallaway@TukwilaWA.gov>

To: "All-User" <All-User@TukwilaWA.gov>

Subject: Join us at California Pizza Kitchen on June 10th!!

Please join us at California Pizza Kitchen on Tuesday, June 10th for a fundraising event in support of our HERO Fund (Help Ensure Recreation Opportunities) – this fundraiser is specifically for scholarships to help Tukwila youth and teens to participate in our Youth & Teen Summer Camps.

As you probably…


Added by Allan Ekberg on June 3, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Tukwila - Reflected in Neighborhoods by Comcast

We know that Tukwila is a native term for "land of the hazelnuts" but in this video we get to see what the City really has to offer and why existing generations of families continue to stay or come back once away, and why new generations follow in their path.


Added by Allan Ekberg on March 2, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Feb. 6th (Thur) - Forum on engaging parents in education planned for Foster High

Forum on engaging parents in education planned for Foster High

The Road Map Project and The Seattle Times' Education Lab are sponsoring a free event on Thursday, Feb. 6, about involving parents in their children's education.

The event will feature Joanna Brown, Education Director of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, a nationally recognized parent engagement organization in Chicago.

Brown will be joined by Shirley Reyes, a Logan Square Neighborhood Association…


Added by Allan Ekberg on February 4, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Tukwila Pool Slide to Open February 8th

MPD Notice:

The Tukwila Pool Slide is Finally Re-Opening!
To celebrate we’re having a raffle!
The raffle winner will be the first person to take in the thrill of the slide!
Join the fun this Saturday, 2/8 at 1 pm.
Minimum Raffle Donation - $1
All proceeds benefit the Tukwila Pool Scholarship Fund.
The second slider will be the person making the largest single donation!

Come join the fun.

Added by Allan Ekberg on February 3, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Swim Suit Donations - Help Is Needed

Hello – Your help is needed.

As the new school session approaches for the High School Swim class, donations are needed for suits.

Community support is needed, I know the school board is reaching out, but we’re all in this together and your donations would go a long way.

Unfortunately, not all kids in our area can afford suits, thus, in order to get more kids in the pool and kids learning to swim, lets help remove that barrier.

Right now both classes starting this…


Added by Allan Ekberg on January 24, 2014 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

Tukwila Village Phase 2 submitted to City

The developer has submitted the design review application for phase 2. This is the phase on the south side of 144th and includes two buildings, office space for the Senior Housing Assistance Group headquarters, and the City’s police neighborhood resource center.

You can view the application and designs by coming into the permit center at City Hall or you can view the file “BAR Submittal: Tukwila Village Phase 2“ on the website under the “Background Section” of the Tukwila Village page…


Added by Allan Ekberg on December 8, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

BAR approves Phase I Tukwila Village

On Tuesday, the Board of Architecture Review held a special meeting and approved the design for the first phase of Tukwila Village. This includes a building that will have 80 apartments, 4 live/work units, and 8,000 square feet for restaurant and/or retail. This phase also includes a plaza with a commons building. The commons building includes a community meeting room with catering kitchen and a café/coffee shop. Over the next few months, the development will work through the building permit…


Added by Allan Ekberg on November 27, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Help the Tukwila Pantry win $10,000 from BECU!

It's late, I'm tired and cranky (been on a liquid diet for days since my kidney is to be removed Friday) but please if you are a BECU member fill out the application to help the Tukwila Pantry win $10K.

BECU is giving $10K to a charity organization, lets help them win that. My submittal is below, you'll need some of its information. Please do what you can to help.

Application Link:…


Added by Allan Ekberg on September 25, 2013 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments

The No. for Tukwila citizens to dial for non-emergency is 206-241-2121

Effective today, Monday, September 16, 2013, the number for Tukwila citizens to dial for non-emergency situations is 206-241-2121.

This number is to be used to report incidents such as parking complaints or crimes that happened some time ago where the suspect is gone in addition to other non-urgent issues.

Please still call 911 in any of these circumstances:

• Serious medical emergencies

• Any type of fire

• Any crime in progress

• Any other dangerous and/or life…


Added by Allan Ekberg on September 18, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

Refugee Phone Scams - share as you can

From: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ACF) [mailto:ORR_Listserve@acf.hhs.gov]

Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 8:05 AM

To: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ACF)

Subject: Phone scams targeting refugees make a resurgence

Dear all,

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reminds everyone to be wary of unsolicited calls and messages that promise federal grants or other “free” money to refugees. Incidents of these phone scams appear to be on the rise again, using a…


Added by Allan Ekberg on August 8, 2013 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Betty Gully rememberance memorial set for Sat. July 20th at 3 PM - Tukwila Comm. Center

Betty's memorial service will be held July 20th at 3 PM at the Tukwila Community Center. Light refereshments will be served.

Added by Allan Ekberg on July 1, 2013 at 10:08pm — No Comments

In Rememberance of Betty Gully - FHS Hall of Fame Nomination

Name of Nominee: Betty Gully

Year of Graduation from Foster: 1957

Description of this alumni’s contributions to career field and/or community:

Betty Gully, Tukwila -- With more than 50 years of community service, her activities range from leadership positions with large projects such as the city's annexation of her neighborhood, school levy campaigns, advocating the arts and establishment of Tukwila Children's Foundation to one-on-one work tutoring children, working in…


Added by Allan Ekberg on June 13, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Friday Oct 12 – Tukwila Pantry Fall Fund Raiser – Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction

Where: SeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Ave S.
SeaTac WA 98168

Time: 5:00 – 7:30 PM
Dinner: 6 PM

Please call Tukwila Pantry at 206.431.8293 to purchase tickets.

All proceed benefit the food bank.

Tickets: $15.00 – Adults (Children, with adults, admitted free); $120.00 for a table of 8. Wine - $5.

Added by Allan Ekberg on October 1, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Free Community BBQ on Friday, August 10th by Waste Management

"You’re Invited!

Free Community BBQ on Friday, August 10th

Waste Management is hosting a free community BBQ from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Tukwila Community Center. Waste Management Public Education and Operations staff will be at the event to answer questions about your new service that begins on November 1, 2012.

Come join us for food and fun! The free community BBQ will take place before the Tukwila Summer Outdoor Cinema Series presentation of “The Muppets”…


Added by Allan Ekberg on July 18, 2012 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Share your voice within Tukwila

The City of Tukwila is developing a Strategic Plan to set the course for its future. The City needs input from residents, employees, business owners, and other stakeholders to create a vision and plan based on the needs and desires of the community.

Here are two easy ways to contribute your thoughts and ideas:

1. Fill out the Community Survey

The City has posted a short web-based survey about:

· The strengths and weakness of Tukwila

· Tukwila’s image and…


Added by Allan Ekberg on July 12, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Council Coffee Chat @ Foster Golf Course - added to events.

10 a.m. - Noon

• Saturday, July 14 – Kate
• Saturday, August 11 – Joe
• Saturday, September 8 – De’Sean
• Saturday, October 13 – Kathy
• Saturday, November 10 – Verna
• Saturday, December 8 – Allan

Added by Allan Ekberg on July 9, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Opening on Tukwila's Planning Commission

There is an opening on Tukwila's Planning Commission/Board of Architectural Review. If you know of someone who might be interested in serving, information is available at:


Planning Commission meetings are generally held at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers on the fourth Thursday of the month. The Commissioner would serve the remainder of a four year term, starting in August.…


Added by Allan Ekberg on July 5, 2012 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

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