Feb 28

Mayor's Message March 2023

Posted on February 28, 2023 at 11:16 AM by Jan Molinaro

Mayor’s Message for March 2023

As the weather hopefully begins to warm, I wish to provide some updates on the projects that are planned and being discussed. Starting with the skate park construction. This should begin in the next month or two with an anticipated completion date in August. Probably near the end. Bids have gone out and the process is moving along. Keep your boards ready for action later this summer. The pool remodel continues to be with the architect who is working on the plans for construction. Once these are done and approved, they will be placed for bid. It is anticipated that the exterior and inside construction will be completed in mid-2024. A new roundabout will begin construction in the next month at the intersection of 244th and 448th (Roosevelt). This intersection has been designated as a failed intersection and the roundabout should greatly improve the traffic flow in this area. Be aware that once construction begins interruption on these two roads will become a challenge for traffic. Begin to plan alternate routes now.  The new community center continues to be discussed with the city council. Between the design of the building and how to finance, possibly with a bond initiative, final decisions will hopefully be in the coming months how council would like to move forward on this project. Also, those citizens that have an interest in joining the Community Center Citizen Advocacy Committee can contact me directly at jmolinaro@ci.enumclaw.wa.us with their contact information.    

Dec 27

Mayor's Message January 2023

Posted on December 27, 2022 at 11:40 AM by Jan Molinaro

Happy New Year Enumclaw! A new year can bring so many new possibilities. Will you make and keep any resolutions this year? How prepared will you be in a time of emergency? Has this winter have you thinking about high winds and power outages? How do you respond if it occurs? Is there any time to give back to the community whether in a nonprofit setting or serving on a city board or commission? Why not just try to slow down and watch life around you rather than let life speed bye. Yes there are times this pleasant scenario is impossible to accomplish, however one or two days during each week would provide quality of life benefits that could reward you in countless ways. Less stress. More knowledge about your surroundings and take into account where your life goals currently are at.


With this New Year try one or two positive steps to make life different for yourself and others. Whether a resolution or just make some type of change. Either way it can make life more interesting and exciting.

Jul 05

July 2022 Mayor's Message

Posted on July 5, 2022 at 2:18 PM by Jan Molinaro

The summer calendar for the City of Enumclaw has begun and there are several events planned just for this month, not to mention all of summer. The first of eight ‘Sundays on Cole’. Beginning on July 10th at 11 AM and lasting until 4 PM, ‘Sundays on Cole’ will have live music, local arts and craft vendors and other various items each Sunday. Don’t forget the many food vendors that will also be downtown for that snack or meal. 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. Be watching for the announcement for the Sundays on Cole Community BBQ. Tickets will be available for this delightful event in August. 


On July 12 the city of Enumclaw will be host to the classic rock band REO Speedwagon. Come to city hall front and be part of the presentation for the key to city to the band. A great way and day to see your favorite band in person and in Enumclaw before they head to the White River Amphitheater to perform at their concert. 


From July 14th -17th the King County Fair will be back at the Enumclaw Expo Center with an incredible list of events and activities for all to enjoy. Animals, rides, food. Check out the Expo website for detailed info, https://www.enumclawexpo.com/ . Plan now on the day or days to attend. 


After a two of year pause, the Pacific Northwest Scottish Highlands Games and Clan Gathering are coming back to Enumclaw. Starting on July 24th and 25th, the Games will once again be at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Tickets are available through the Enumclaw Expo website. Put on your kilts and dust off your bagpipes and come on down to enjoy all the activity this gathering brings to town. 


This gets us through most of summer, however August will be offering more events in Enumclaw so keep watching for this information the weeks ahead.