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Sep 04

September Mayor's Message

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 11:36 AM by Jan Molinaro

September Message

Back to School

The start of September begins the back-to-school process for many Enumclaw families. With the kids getting back into the routine of classes and studying, I wish to emphasize to all drivers to PLEASE be mindful of students walking to schools. It is imperative that we slowdown in school zones, keep to the speed limits and be watchful of the possibility of kids darting out into the street unexpectedly. Allow a few extra minutes this school year when leaving for work so as not to rush when driving. Patience is the one word that comes to mind so our community can avoid any mishaps or worse.

2019 Budget

The City of Enumclaw Council will begin Budget Workshops on October 8, with subsequent Workshops to be held on October 15, 22 and 29. Preceding two of these workshop meetings will be the City Council meetings on October 8 and the 22nd. The budget is officially released on October 1st.

Every year city staff begins the process of formulating their department’s financial needs at the beginning of July and completing the process by the middle of September. After which city administration reviews and adjusts the budget to its proposed appearance that is published on October 1st.  Much thought and calculation is done to make sure that the citizens receive the service needed at the most efficient cost. Not every dollar asked is provided, though increases to a department are warranted.

Plan to attend one or all of the scheduled Budget Workshops and listen to what 2019 is shaping up to be in terms of your city.

Aug 06

Mayor's Message for August 2018

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 8:43 AM by Jan Molinaro

August Message

Mark your calendars now for January 27, 2063. Yes 2063. That is the day and year when Enumclaw will celebrate its 150th anniversary being incorporated as a city in the State of Washington. To help commemorate this event a time capsule is being planned. It will be open to all citizens in the City of Enumclaw as well as students in K – 12. The theme of this time capsule is ‘What is it like to live in 2018.’ Any citizen may submit an item to be placed into the time capsule. It will be judged for its relevancy by members of the Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society (final participation by its members is still to be determined). Please keep in mind that the space of the time capsule is limited and large objects may not be able to fit into the capsule.

As for the students it is hoped that they will write on a postcard what it is like to be a student in 2018 and address it to themselves. We hope every student will have an interest to submit a postcard so in 45 years they can come back to the opening of the time capsule to re-read what they have written in 2018.

The expected timeline of events for this time capsule is the following;

  1. September 1, 2018 – formal announcement to the community is made and items will begin to be accepted.
  2. November 30, 2018 - Deadline to submit items.
  3. December 31, 2018 – Final decision on all items to be included is made and make sure it all fits into the time capsule.
  4. January 27, 2019 – Dedication of the Time Capsule to take place.

Items to be considered for the time capsule can be dropped off at the Enumclaw Museum starting on September 1st. the museum is located at 1837 Marion Street, Enumclaw, WA. It is open on Thursday and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM. Items can also be dropped off at City Hall in the Administration offices. Address is 1339 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw, WA. City Hall is open Monday – Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.

Keep in mind that items being dropped off for consideration into the time capsule may not be returned to the owner. So please consider this when submitting items.

This can be a rewarding and a great learning event to have children of all ages participate. After all they will be in attendance when this time capsule is opened. So begin now to think of what you or your organization may wish to submit. Before we know it, January 27, 2019 will be here and the time capsule will be sealed for 44 years.

Jul 02

Mayor's Message for July 2018

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 9:01 AM by Jan Molinaro

 The summer calendar for the City of Enumclaw begins with our annual tradition the Fourth of July parade. Starting at noon it will once again be along Cole Street. Citizens are welcomed to bring their lawn chairs and begin to enjoy the day prior to the start of the parade. This event is a great way to have family enjoyment as well as a lead in to the rest of the Holiday. Fireworks will not be in Enumclaw this year.


Following this National Holiday will be the first of eight ‘Sundays on Cole’. Beginning on July 8th at 10 AM and lasting until 6 PM, ‘Sundays on Cole’ will have live music, local arts and craft vendors and other various items each Sunday. For eight Sundays in July and through August bring the kids and other family members and stroll Cole Street to enjoy your Downtown in a festive environment. Tickets are still available for the July 8th BBQ which can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office, 1421 Cole St.


A Summer Lunch Backpack Program is available through the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation during July and running through August 30th. Every Tuesday and Thursday between 11 AM – 1 PM food bags can be picked up. For more information either stop by the Foundation at 1675 Cole St. or call 360-802-3206.