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SCA Networking Dinner featuring Attorney General Bob Ferguson on September 25, 2013. Sponsored by Foster Pepper, PLLC


SCA City Officials Testify in Favor of Transportation Options

From left-right: John Marchione, Redmond Mayor; Don Gerend, Sammamish Council; John Creighton, Port of Seattle; Tana Senn, Mercer Island Council and State Rep., 41st District; Elizabeth Albertson, Kent Council; Don Persson, Renton Council President Pro Tem; Kim Allen, Redmond Council; David Freiboth, King County Labor Council; Dow Constantine, King County Executive; Dave Hill, Algona Mayor; Jane Hague, King County Council; Larry Phillips, King County Council; Ava Frisinger, Issaquah Mayor; John Wright, Lake Forest Park Council; John Stokes, Bellevue Council; Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Council; David Baker, Kenmore Mayor; Brent Smith, Kenmore Council; Dan Grausz, Mercer Island Council; Margaret Hart, Covington Mayor; Paul Winterstein, Issaquah Council


Renton Mayor & SCA President Denis Law featured in AWC’s Cityvision Magazine on transportation needs.


Renton Welcomes Seahawk Fans – don’t forget to get your Cheer Cards!


The economy’s future lies in cities, not the state or Congress


SCA Members featured in ComcastNewsmakersWA videos!


In response to the heat wave, the City of Auburn has opened a cooling center at the Auburn Senior Activity Center located at 808 9th St. SE. Other cities are also opening cooling centers. A complete list can be found here, check back for updates as more cities open centers.


Top 10 Booming US Suburbs – Congratulations to Maple Valley, Mercer Island, and Sammamish! 


2013 Governor’s Smart Communities Award Winners Announced at AWC Annual Conference


SCA Letter of Support for a Transportation Package


Eastside Transportation Town Hall video – Co-sponsored by SCA, City of Bellevue, and King County


SCA Transportation Needs Graphic


Support a Transportation Package Now – Seattle Metro Chamber Video


Keep King County Moving! Joint Sound Cities Association, Seattle, Bellevue, and King County Brochure


City Resolutions & Letters – Transportation Package; Map showing cities supporting a transportation package


Eastside Town Hall Shows Unified Support for Transportation Package – June 20, 2013 The Chamber article


Kenmore Mayor David Baker elected to 2013 Sound Cities Association Board of Directors


Developers give suburbs love with spate of new projects – 6/20/2013 Puget Sound Business Journal


NEWS: East King County town hall June 19: Transportation at a crossroads

Eastside Transportation Town Hall

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bellevue City Hall

5:30pm – Open House, 6:30pm – Town Hall


City of Mercer Island Names Next City Manager; Deputy City Manager Noel Treat to be Promoted – Congratulations Noel!


SCA Members Join Business, Labor, and Environmental Leaders in Asking Legislators to Pass Transportation Package NOW!


Congratulations to SCA Member Cities for their efforts in recycling! The Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) will highlight outstanding recycling achievements May 14. Out of fourteen awards, nine were awarded to King County cities, haulers, schools and businesses.

o Jeanette Brizendine, City of Federal Way Recycling Project Manager received the Individual Recycler of the Year Award.

o The City of Shoreline was awarded the Public Agency Recycler of the Year award.

o The City of Issaquah was awarded the Innovative Recycler of the Year award.


Auburn Named Playful City USA by KABOOM! May 8, 2013


Skykomish gets new railroad to draw tourists! May 3, 2013


Renton Mayor Denis Law Commentary: When we’re in danger, remember it’s our police officers who come to help. April 26, 2013


Thank you to Representative Upthegrove for the support of an interim Watershed Investment District (WID) stakeholder group that reached consensus on bill language to be introduced in the 2014 legislative session!


Cities make a strong showing at transportation revenue hearings


Google Boom: Kirkland Campus to Double


Sound Cities Association Support for SHB 1253 & Flexible Use of Local Lodging Tax Funds


City exploring creation of municipal parks district – Auburn Reporter


Report shows Washington high-speed Internet improved in 2012 – Mercer Island Reporter


Old library to take on new life as Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center – The Valley View


Who gets to greenlight Bellingham’s giant coal port? – Crosscut


The future of education: What entrepreneurs need to know about entering the e-learning space – GeekWire


Old library to take on new life as Duvall Visitor and Centennial Center – The Valley View


Brighter economic forecast for 2013 and 2014 – City of Shoreline


State considers tolls, redefining carpool for I-405 – KING TV


Valley groups work on ways to protect animals, homeowners, in the city they share – Snoqualmie Valley Record


Council studies development agreements, incentive zoning – Edmonds Beacon


Proposal would allow theaters to sell beer and wine – KOMO TV