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2014 Residents’ Guide

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A supplement to the Auburn Reporter


2014 Auburn Residents’ Guide

A Message from the Mayor Auburn. What thoughts and images does the word evoke to you? Home? Inviting? Creative? Inclusive? Changing? Home. Webster’s Dictionary defines Home as "the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives; a family living together in one building, house, etc., or a place where something normally or naturally lives or is located." A home is so much more than the definition in the dictionary. Home should bring to mind a place of comfort, security and opportunity. Inviting. We have grown from a sleepy little town of 12,000 back in the late 1960s to a city of regional significance with approximately 74,000 people in 2014. My hope is that when you think of Auburn, you think of your home with pride. Every city has opportunities to do better - Auburn included, but there's so much goodness, too. We are

Nancy Backus home to Emerald Downs, The Outlet Collection, Auburn Municipal Golf Course, and Green River Community College as well as our Les Gove Community Campus. We are also home to The Boeing Company and numerous aerospace related businesses, as well as unique shops and restaurants. Creative. The cultural arts community is thriving in Auburn! Parks, Arts & Recreation offers a vast array of opportunities, including the BRAVO Series, Comedy at The Ave, and various classes to bring out the artist in all of us. We have a Downtown

Cover photographs courtesy of the Auburn Reporter's Shawn Skager, Rachel Ciampi, Emerald Downs and City of Auburn.

Serving the Auburn Community Since 1923!

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Want to know more or get involved? Please be our guest for lunch - any Thursday at 12:00 noon. The Longhorn Barbeque 635 C Street SW – Auburn 253-334-4860

Sculpture Gallery that was partially funded through Local Revitalization Financing funding received from the State of Washington and 4Culture King County Lodging Tax. Inclusive. Auburn received the Inclusive Community designation from the National League of Cities in 2008. It's more than just a sign that you'll notice as you drive into Auburn. We are a diverse community. Our focus of “One Auburn” is set to celebrate not only our similarities but our differences. We will continue to find opportunities to bring people together and learn from each other. We are always going to be better together than trying to make it on our own. We partner with Auburn School District, Green River Community College, and numerous regional and national organizations to ensure that we are doing

the right things for our citizens. Changing. Auburn has some exciting opportunities ahead. We have the attention of those looking to locate their business in our city, as well as those looking to move their families here. The next few years will bring much change to our downtown, as well as to other areas within the city. Will there be some growing pains? Absolutely! Auburn is over 120 years old, and the one constant during that time has been change. Your city government is here to serve you! My door is always open, and I look forward to the opportunity to meet with you. I am proud of our city, I am proud of the work that we have accomplished, and I am thrilled with the opportunities that lie in front of us!

Nancy Backus Mayor of Auburn

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District Motto: Engage, Educate, Empower Welcome to the Auburn School District! The ASD is renowned for providing quality educational programs to all students by well-trained, highly educated staff. The district and the communities it serves work together to ensure the continuation of these high standards of service.  The ASD encompasses a 62-mile area bridging two counties, King and Pierce. The district serves approximately 75,000 residents in Auburn, Algona, Pacific, Lake Tapps and unincorporated areas of King County and is committed to providing its  14,971  students with a world-class education.  All Auburn schools offer full-day kindergarten to strengthen early learning. Middle-school students benefit from a relevant, individualized learning

environment to accelerate learning. The district provides comprehensive course offerings of advanced placement, honors, career and technical education and intervention classes for high school students.  Our strategic plan emphasizes the district’s commitment to academic achievement, community engagement and resource management. All district staff work daily to implement the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. We consistently have some of the highest test scores in the state for reading and mathematics. ASD schools have received numerous awards recognizing academic achievement. Our partnerships with Communities in Schools, City of Auburn, Auburn Youth

Elementary schools

• Alpac 310 Milwaukee Blvd. N., Pacific 253-931-4976 • Arthur Jacobsen 29205 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn 253-630-2441 • Chinook 3502 Auburn Way S., Auburn 253-931-4980 • Dick Scobee 1031 14th St. NE, Auburn 253-931-4984 • Evergreen Heights 5602 S. 316th St., Auburn 253-931-4974 • Gildo Rey 1005 37th St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4952 • Hazelwood 11815 SE 304th St., Auburn 253-931-4740 • Ilalko 301 Oravetz Place SE, Auburn 253-931-4748


Resources, Boys and Girls Clubs, White River Museum, Junior Achievement and YMCA result in an array of opportunities where students thrive academically and socially. The Auburn community consistently supports the local schools by passing bonds and levies. Students who attend Auburn High School will start the 2014-15 school year in a modernized and reconstructed, world-class high school because voters supported a bond for the district’s oldest high school. Voters also recently approved a six-year technology levy to update and expand technology in our district. The Auburn School District champions its diversity. The richness of the cultures that represent our student body is an asset to student learning.

• Lake View 16401 SE 318th St., Auburn 253-931-4830 • Lakeland Hills 1020 Evergreen Way SE, Auburn 253-876-7711 • Lea Hill 30908 124th Ave. SE, Auburn 253-931-4982 • Pioneer 2301 M St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4986 • Terminal Park 1101 D St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4978 • Washington 20 E St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4988

Middle schools

• Cascade 1015 24th St. NE, Auburn 253-931-4995 • Mt. Baker 620 37th St. SE, Auburn 253-804-4555

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Dr. Dennis (Kip) Herren The school board, recognized as a Washington State Board of Distinction, provides strategic leadership for the continuous improvement of our schools. The ASD is preparing all students to be globally competitive for career, for college and for life in the 21st Century. Dr. Dennis (Kip) Herren, School Superintendent

• Olympic 1825 K St. SE, Auburn 253-931-4966 • Rainier 30620 116th Ave. SE, Auburn 253-931-4843

High schools

• Auburn High School 800 Fourth St. NE, Auburn 253-931-4880 • Auburn Mountainview High School 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn 253-904-4539 • Auburn Riverside 501 Oravetz Road, Auburn 253-804-5154 • West Auburn 401 W. Main St., Auburn 253-931-4990 For more information about the Auburn School District, call (253) 931-4900, or visit

PETPALOOZA THRIVES Fern Haynes and her dog DanTheDog, right, win the costume contest at the annual Petpalooza, presented by the Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department. Auburn’s animal Mardi Gras features live entertainment, a noon

pet parade, pony rides, pet contest, petting zoo, demonstrations and more than 150 vendors. Below, Lindsay McFarland has her dog Diego howl into the microphone during the voice competition. Photos by Rachel Ciampi

Solid WaSte & Recycling SeRviceS Need to know where to recycle or donate your appliances, TV’s or other unwanted household items? Visit the City of Auburn Solid Waste & Recycling website at or call 253-931-3038, option #2.

Need to set up or change your garbage, recycling, or compostables service?

•Waste Management customers: 253-931-3038 •Republic Services customers: 206-682-9735

Dispose of your household hazardous waste properly for FREE! The King County Wastemobile is open Saturday & Sunday every weekend 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Outlet Collection | 1101 Outlet Collection Dr. SW (NW corner outside next to Sports Authority). For what is accepted visit or call 206-296-4692.

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Annual parade honors veterans

Members of the Graham JROTC march in Auburn’s 48th annual Veterans Day Parade. This year's event featured more then 200 entries, including active duty units as well as veterans and reenactors. PHOTOS BY RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Above, a trio of veterans watch the parade go by from their chairs on the sidewalk on Main Street. Right, a unit of Civil War calvary troopers ride in the parade. Lower right, an active duty U.S. Army color guard unit leads the way. Lower left, representatives from Tacoma's Buffolo Soldiers Museum march and left, U.S. Navy veteran Don Hanson takes a minute to chat with Haakon Aegerter at the parade.


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Honoring veterans is an annual tradition in the City of Auburn. For the past 48 years, the Veterans Day Parade has acknowledged the sacrifices made by American veterans, past and present, with one of the largest processions west of the Mississippi. The mile-long parade typically lasts about two hours and features marching bands, ROTC units, re-enactors, active military units and military vehicles from all eras. The 49th edition of the tradition will be Nov. 8, 2014 on Main Street.


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Senior center offers many services, opportunities options, volleyball, Wii Bowling, kayaking, Pickle ball and drop-in play in the pool room. The Senior Activity Center hosts a variety of special events and luncheon celebrations. There is a daily lunch program, a monthly supper club, and a monthly coffee hour with the Mayor and Auburn City Councilmembers. A food pantry is offered twice a month and provides access to a wide variety of items such as cereals, grains, cheeses, spices, raisins, juice and soup at bulk discount prices, Educational and learning opportunities are offered through book club, computer classes, driver’s safety, Spanish classes, and art and creative writing classes. A variety of health and wellness programs are offered each session, including foot care, blood pressure clinics, massage, and health

The Auburn Senior Activity Center wellness team offers a variety of health & wellness programs. COURTESY PHOTO and wellness coaching. OnTo learn more about progoing social time at the cen- grams at the Auburn Senior ter includes games such as Activity Center or those ofMah Jongg, Scrabble, Bingo, fered through Auburn Parks, dominoes, Pinochle, Contract Arts & Recreation, please call LIVE IN & HOURLY PERSONALorCARE visit www. Bridge, and puzzles as well as 253-931-3016 a coffee bar and movie days.








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The Auburn Senior Activity Center enhances the quality of life of senior adults in the Auburn community through social, recreational, health and wellness, educational, and nutritional services and programs. Located at 808 Ninth Street SE, the Center serves individuals 50 and over for a variety of activities and social needs. The Center is open from Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended activity evenings offers Monday-Wednesday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. They produce a regular activity brochure that lists upcoming classes, activities and events and also offer opportunities to get involved either as a volunteer or a participant. Recreational opportunities include hiking and nature walks, snowshoeing, dance and exercise classes, travel

Newcomers’ Information

Medical Centers

New to Auburn? Here’s where to go to get registered to vote, get your license plates, get married and get your mail. POST OFFICES

11 Third St. NW Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 333-1377 223 Auburn Way N Auburn, WA 98002 (800) 275-8777

Vehicle Emissions Testing 3002 A St. SE Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 939-1225

Vehicle Registration 124 Auburn Way N Auburn, WA 98002 (253) 833-9696

EMERGENCY SHELTER Catholic Community Services (253) 854-0077

King County Housing Authority (206) 574-1100

930 18th Pl. NE 253-833-8925

AUBURN YOUTH RESOURCES 816 F St. SE 253-939-2202

202 N. Division St. 253-833-7711

MultiCare Clinic

South King County Multi-Service Center

735 12th St. SE 202 N. Division St. Suites 300 & 301 253-876-7997

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City Hall

City Council

Council meetings are in the council chambers on the first floor of City Hall the first and third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm.

25 W. Main St. (253) 931-3000 (Main phone)

Council members: Rich Wagner 253-261-3263

• Public Works: 253-931-3010 • Finance: 253-931-3033

Claude DaCorsi 253-329-4084

• Parks & Recreation Dept: 253-931-3043 • Planning & Community Development: 253-931-3090

John Holman 253-261-1991 Wayne Osborne 253-261-5667

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce: 108 S. Division St. Suite B 253-833-0700

The Auburn Downtown Association: 222 E. Main St. Suite A 253-939-3982

Auburn Tourism Board: 108 S. Division St. Suite B 253-833-0700

Bill Peloza 253-261-3235 Yolanda Cortinas 253-329-4029

Mayor Nancy Backus: 253-931-3041

Largo Wales 253-261-5421

Valley Regional Fire Authority & Police Department Valley Regional Fire Authority Administrator: Eric Robertson Deputy Chiefs: Mike Gerber, Brent Swearingen 1101 D St. N.E. (253) 288-5800 Emergencies: 911

Station 31 1101 D Street N.E. Auburn, WA 98002 253-288-5800

Station 33 500 182 Ave E Auburn, WA 98092 253-288-5843

Station 35 2905 C St. SW Auburn, WA 98002 253-288-5860

Station 32 1951 R Street S.E. Auburn, WA 98002 253-288-5842

Station 34 31290 124th Ave. SE Auburn, WA 98092 253-288-5844

Auburn Police Department Chief Bob Lee 340 E. Main, Suite 201 Phone: (253) 931-3080 Emergencies: 911

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Green River Community College 12401 SE 320th St. • 253-833-9111 Green River Community College was established in 1965 and is a two-year public college offering degrees and certificates in academic, professional and technical programs. There are also continuing education and developmental education courses available. On-campus living accommodates 340 students.

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SERVICE CLUBS Auburn Noon Lions Club

Tuesdays @ noon

Auburn Optimist Club

Every other Wed. @ noon

Auburn Soroptimist Club

Wednesdays @ noon

Kiwanis Club of Auburn

Thursdays @ noon

Kiwanis Club of the Valley

Wednesdays @ 7 a.m.

Rotary Club of Auburn

Wednesdays @ noon


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Supporting our Community for over 91 years. Did you know? Through our customer referral program, we've donated over 200,000 lbs. of fresh produce to area food banks through Rotary First Harvest.

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Refer a customer and they buy a vehicle, $200 goes to you. Better yet, even if they don't buy, 300 lbs. of food is donated to this worthy cause. We are proud to play a positive part in helping those in need in our community.

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Growing community Providing recreational opportunities for a growing community has long been a priority in Auburn. In 2014 the city broke ground on the Auburn Community Center in Les Gove Park, with a target opening date of May of 2015.. The $12 million project, a one-story, 20,100-square-foot building where the YMCA

building once stood adjacent to the park, will include: • An 8,000-square foot gathering place that can accommodate as many as 450 people, looking out on the park, equipped with sliding doors that open on a patio. • A lobby area, an administration area, two classrooms and a warming kitchen.

A rendering of the $12 million, 20,100-square-foot community center planned for the Les Gove Park campus. Courtesy Rendering/BLRB Architects • A parking lot that can accommodate 128 cars. • An office for a police presence, should the need

arise. • A grand lobby designed with a high ceiling generously windowed.

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Area Recreation Golf Courses Auburn Golf Course

29630 Green River Rd. SE 253-931-3005

Washington National Golf Club

14330 SE Husky Way 253-333-5000


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Jade Greens Golf Course and Driving Range

18330 SE Lake Holm Rd. 253-931-8562

Emerald Downs

Pacific Raceways

2300 Emerald Downs Dr. 253-288-7000

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Emerald Downs sets $1.6 million stakes schedule A 29-race stakes schedule featuring the 79th renewal of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (Grade 3), three stakes doubleheaders and Washington Cup XII has been announced for the 2014 season at Emerald Downs. Beginning with the $50,000 Hastings Handicap for older fillies and mares on Sunday, May 11, and ending with a stakes double-header for 2-year-olds on closing day, Sunday, Sept. 28, a total of $1,610,000 will be offered in stakes purses. Twenty-six stakes are scheduled on Sundays, including the $200,000 Longacres Mile on Sunday, Aug.24. Washington Cup XII – six races exclusively for Washington-breds worth an aggregate $300,000 – is Sunday, Sept. 7. The 75-day season, the 19th at Emerald Downs, begins Saturday, April 12.

Canadian invader Herbie D and jockey Amadeo Perez prevail in the 2013 Longacres Mile. The 79th running of the Northwest’s premier race is Sunday, Aug. 24. COURTESY PHOTO, Reed Palmer, Emerald Downs

2014 EMERALD DOWNS STAKES SCHEDULE 29 races: $1,610,000 purses Date, purse/name Sunday, May 11 – $50,000 Hastings Handicap (3 year olds & up, fillies, mares) 6 furlongs Sunday, May 18 – $50,000 Governor’s Handicap (3&UP) 6½ F Sunday, May 25 – $50,000 Auburn Handicap (3-year-olds, colts and geldings) 6½ F Sunday, June 1 – $50,000 Seattle Handicap (3YO F) 6½ F Sunday, June 8 – $50,000 WA State Legislators

Stakes (3&UP F&M) 6½ F Sunday, June 15 – $50,000 Budweiser Handicap (3&UP) 1 mile Sunday, June 22 – $50,000 Coca-Cola Handicap (3YO C&G) 1M Sunday, June 29 – $50,000 Irish Day Handicap (3YO F) 1M Sunday, July 6 – $50,000 Boeing Handicap (3&UP F&M) 1M Sunday, July 13 – $50,000 Seattle Slew Handicap (3YO C&G) 1 1/16M Saturday, July 19 – $50,000 Kent Handicap (3YO F) 1 1/16M Sunday, July 20 – $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap

(3&UP) 1 1/16M Sunday, July 20 – $50,000 Emerald Express (2YO C&G) 6F Sunday, July 27 – $50,000 Angie C Stakes (2YO F) 6F Saturday, Aug. 9 – $65,000 Washington Oaks (3YO F) 1 1/8M Sunday, Aug. 10 – $65,000 Emerald Downs Derby (3YO) 1 1/8M Saturday, Aug. 16 – $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes (2YO C&G) 6½ F Sunday, Aug. 17 – $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes (2YO F) 6½ F Sunday, Aug. 24 – $65,000 Emerald Distaff (3&UP F&M) 1 1/8M Sunday, Aug. 24 – $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) (3&UP) 1M Sunday, Aug. 31 – TBA, Bank of America Championship Challenge (3&UP) 440 yards Washington Cup XII Sunday, Sept. 7 – $50,000 Northwest Farms Stakes (2YO F WA) 6F Sunday, Sept. 7 – $50,000 DRF Dennis Dodge Stakes (2YO C&G WA) 6F Sunday, Sept. 7 – $50,000 Comcast SportsNet Stakes (3YO F WA) 1M Sunday, Sept. 7 – $50,000 Jim Beam Stakes (3YO C&G WA) 1M Sunday, Sept. 7 – $50,000 Pegasus Training Center (3&UP F&M WA) 1 1/16M Sunday, Sept. 7 – $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic (3&UP WA) 1 1/16M

Building healthy communities one person at a time. Mental health care and support services for all ages.

Experience the taste of fresh locally grown produce. Celebrate the diversity of food. Behold the color and smell of fabulous fresh cut flowers. Make it a family event.

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White River Amphitheatre draws music's biggest acts

Mastodon bassist and vocalist Brent Sanders entertains the crowd at the White River Amphitheatre stop of the 2013 Mayhem Festival. For the past six years the heavy metal festival has rolled into Auburn. PHOTOS BY SHAWN SKAGER, Auburn Reporter

Above, a crowd surfer comes in during Children of Bodom's set. Right, Amon Amarth's mainstage set included a replica Viking ship prow, complete with smoke breathing dragon. Lower right, Rob Zombie headlined last year's Mayhem Festival. Lower left, Children of Bodom were one of the headliners on the second stage at last year's Mayhem. Left Rob Zombie bassist Piggy menaces the crowd.


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Among the many benefits of living in Auburn is the proximity to one of the nation's premiere music venues, the White River Amphitheatre. Located just a few miles away from downtown Auburn, the Amphitheatre consistently draws the music world's biggest acts for their summer season. Among the acts that have played the venue are Sting, No Doubt, Rush, Journey, Lynyrd Skynryd, Alice Cooper, Train, Iron Maiden, Queensÿrche and Mötley Crüe as well as touring mega-festivals such the Mayhem Festival and The Vans Warped Tour. For more information on upcoming shows visit

Downtown Auburn

A Great Place to Be

Bakery ◆ Florists ◆ Jewelers ◆ Book Store ◆ Hardware ◆ Plumbing ◆ Studios Grocery Store Photography ◆ Auto Parts & Repair ◆ Salons ◆ Barber Shops ◆ Spas

Lots of Ukuleles! Guitars from $59.95 Electronic Tuners from $14.95 Guitar Strings 2 for 1 Everyday!

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Kids Spring Art Walk .................................March 28 Auburn Art Walk with Wine Tasting ................ May 9 EVENTS City Birthday Celebration .............................. June 6 Auburn Health Fair ...................................... June 28 Wine Art Music Festival.................................July 19 Auburn Days ...................................... August 8 - 10 Auburn Art Walk with Wine Tasting ......September 5 Halloween Harvest Festival .....................October 25 Veterans Day Parade.............................November 8 AUBURN DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION Santa Parade ........................................December 6 • 253-939-3982



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Auburn Environmental Park

Auburn Municipal Parks

15th St. NW to the north, the Interurban Trail to the East, West Main St. to the south and State Rte. 167 to the west.

Auburn Golf Course 29630 Green River Rd. SE


31700 108th St. NE

Auburndale II 29700 118th St. SE


37th & R St. SE


611 28th St. NE


Lemon Tree Lane and Academy Drive

Cedar Lanes 25th and K St. SE

Centennial Viewpoint 402 Mountain View Dr.

Discovery Playground & Sensory Garden Les Gove Park: 11th St. and Auburn Way S


1533 22nd St. NE

Forest Villa Mini Park 17th St. and Fir St. NE


5th St. and K St. NE


11th St. NW and West Valley Hwy.

Game Farm 3030 R St. SE

Game Farm Wilderness 2401 Stuck River Rd.

GSA Park

15th St. & C St.

Indian Tom Park 6th St. & Henry Rd. NE

Beautiful Mary Olson Farm, on Green River Road, is said to be King County's best preserved subsistence farm and has been fully restored. COURTESY PHOTO Isaac Evans

29627 Green River Rd. NE



Veterans' Memorial

21st St. and Hemlock St. SE

Jornada Park 1440 U Ct. NW

1306 69th St. SE

Lakeland Hills

12th St. and C St. SE Park Ave. & Auburn Way N

Tents and Party Rents

Evergreen Way and Olive Ave. SE

Lee Hill

SE 319th St. and 124th Ave. SE

Les Gove

11th St. and Auburn Way S

Mill Pond

600 Oravetz Rd.


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Breakfast Sun Break Café Lunch  Oddfella’s Pub and Eatery Dinner  Applebee’s Fast Food  Taco Time Asian  Red Lotus Restaurant Italian  Don Giovanni’s Ristorante and Wine Bar Mexican  Las Margaritas Restaurant

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American Applebee’s Pizza  Athen’s Pizza & Pasta Burgers  Pick-Quick Drive In Cocktail Lounge/Happy Hour  Oddfella’s Pub and Eatery Catering/Banquet Facility  Café Pacific & Catering Coffee Stand  Heather’s Coffee Stop Bakery/Desserts  Jason’s Coffee Shop & Fine Baked Goods

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The Station Bistro features the largest menu in the area offering a wide selection of the finest in traditional American Cuisine. • Home made – made from scratch meals daily. • Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. • Full Bar Happy Hour 2 - 6 pm Ask for our daily $4.99 Lunch Special today!


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Elected Officials


County Executive: Dow Constantine (206) 296-4040

Sen. Tracey Eide (360) 786-7658 Rep. Linda Kochmar (360) 786-7898

Metropolitan King County Council Councilman Pete von Reichbauer, District 7, which includes Auburn (206) 296-1007 pete.vonreichbauer@metrokc. gov

Legislature - 31st District,

STATE General information (800) 448-4881

Rep. Cathy Dahlquist (360) 625-8525

Rep. Roger Freeman (360) 786-7830

Rep. Pat Sullivan (360) 786-7858 NATIONAL Patty Murray (206) 553-5545 Maria Cantwell (888) 648-7328

U.S. Representatives Adam Smith, 9th District, which includes west Auburn (425) 793-5180 Dave Reichert, 8th District, which includes east Auburn (206) 498-8103

Sen. Pam Roach (360) 786-7660

Gov. Jay Inslee (360) 902-4111

Rep. Christopher Hurst (360) 786-7866

Attorney General Bob Ferguson (360) 753-6200

Legislature - 47th District

Legislature - 30th District, which includes Algona and Pacific

Rep. Mark Hargrove (360) 786-7918

Sen. Joe Fain (360) 786-7692

8th District House Rep. Dave Reichert and Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus

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SKCAC Industries and Employment Services is seeking business and community members to assist us in our mission of empowering people with developmental disabilities through gainful employment opportunities. What can you do? • Hire a reliable employee (training and support provided by SKCAC) • Give SKCAC a packaging/assembly job to quote • Make a tax deductible contribution to support our mission • Sponsor our breakfast in June Need more information? Debbie Meyers, Executive Director 19731 Russell Road South, Kent, WA 98032-1117• 253-395-1240 •


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Auburn Services

Mayor's Office (Mayor and City Council) 253-931-3041 Mayor Nancy Backus 253-931-3008 Tamie Bothell, Executive Assistant to the Mayor 253-931-3041 Michael Hursh, Director of Administration 253-804-5029 Duanna Richards, Neighborhood Programs Manager  253-931-3099 Airport: 400 23rd ST NE 253-333-6821 Airport Management Group - Kasey Maiorca Noise Complaint Form  253-333-6821 Cemetery: 2020 Mountain View DR253-931-3028 Craig Hudson, Manager  253-931-3028 City Attorney  253-931-3030 Dan Heid, City Attorney  253-931-3030 City Clerks  253-931-3039 Dani Daskam, City Clerk  253-931-3037 Records Clerk  253-931-3007 Community Development & Public Works: 1 E Main ST, 2nd floor  253-931-3090 Kevin Snyder, Director  253-326-0077 Darcie Hanson, Administrative & Business Services Manager 253-804-5064 Community Development Services 253-931-3090 Jeff Tate, Assistant Director  253-804-5036 Chris Andersen, Environmental Services Manager  253-876-1962 Elizabeth Chamberlain, Planning Services Manager  253-931-3092 Jeff Dixon, Principal Planner  253-804-5033 Monty Bakken, Development Engineer 253-804-5073 Engineering Services: 1 E Main ST253-931-3010 Ingrid Gaub, Assistant Director & City Engineer  253-804-3113

Pablo Para, Traffic Engineer  253-876-1958 Dan Repp, Utilities Engineer  253-804-5062 Maintenance & Operations: 1305 C ST SW  253-931-3048 Randy Bailey, Assistant Director  253-931-5104 Janine Poulsen, Maintenance and Operations Support Manager  253-288-3150 Allen Hunter, Water Manager  253-876-1998 Josh Flanders, Water Distribution Supervisor  253-931-3066 Phil Ast, Water Operations Supervisor  253-288-7408 Chad Jordison, Sewer/Storm Manager  253-288-3144 Todd Bright, Storm Supervisor  253-876-1961 Terry Vandecar, Sewer Supervisor  253-876-1935 David Ornsbey, Street/Vegetation Manager  253-931-3068 Erik Cottle, Vegetation Supervisor  253-876-1943 Mark Bjork, Traffic Signal Maintenance  253-931-3071 Economic Development  253-804-3101 Doug Lein, Economic Development Manager  253-804-3101 Emergency Management: 1 E Main ST 253-876-1925 Email Emergency Management Finance: 1 E Main ST, 2nd floor  253-931-3033 Shelley Coleman, Director  253-931-3033 Solid Waste/Recycling Customer Care 253-931-3047 Utilities (Billing)  253-931-3038 Fire (Provided by Valley Regional Fire Authority)  253-288-5800 Eric Robertson, Administrator  253-288-5800 Golf Course: 29630 Green River RD SE 253-833-2350

Daryl Faber, Director  253-931-3043 Human Resources/ Risk Management/Facilities  253-931-3040 Rob Roscoe, Assistant Director  253-931-3040 Job Line  253-931-3077 Innovation & Technology: 1 E Main ST 253-804-5078 Ron Tiedeman, Director  253-288-3160 Webmaster Jail (Provided by SCORE South)  206-257-6200 King County District Court – South Division: 340 E Main ST  800-325-6165 X59200 Museum (White River Valley Museum) 918 H ST SE  253-288-7433 Patricia Cosgrove, Director  253-288-7433 Parks, Arts & Recreation: 910 9TH ST SE 253-931-3043 Daryl Faber, Director  253-931-3043 Brian Petty, Recreation Manager  253-804-5048 Julie Krueger, Rec Special Programs/Mktg Manager 253-804-5042 Radine Lozier, Supervisor/Senior Activity Center 253-288-7440 Mike Miller, Parks Maintenance Manager 253-931-3027 Police: 340 E Main ST, Suite 201 (call 911 in case of emergency)  253-931-3080 Bob Lee, Police Chief  253-931-3080 Steve Stocker, Investigations Commander  253-896-1907 File a police report online Hotline (online request form)  253-931-3048 Graffiti  253-931-3048 opt. 7 Pothole Patrol  253-931-3048 opt. 1 Report Spills and Water Pollution 253-931-3048 opt. 8

Auburn Public Transportation King County Metro Transit Metro Transit is the local transit operator for King County, providing local bus services that link destinations within the community and provide regional connections at the downtown Auburn Transit Center and the Auburn 15th ST NW Park & Ride. Metro Transit has more than ten bus routes serving Auburn, including some DART routes. Two transit routes have teamed up to provide Auburn residents and visitors access to some of Auburn's most popular destinations. Metro routes 910 and 919and provide service to the Auburn SuperMall, YMCA, Auburn Library, Auburn Senior Center, Downtown Auburn, and the North Auburn Business District.

DART DART (Dial-A-Ride Transit) offers variable routing in some areas within King County. By using vans that can go off regular routes to pick up and drop off passengers within a defined service area, DART service may allow you to arrange for transit service closer to a location. DART does not go door-to-door. It operates on a fixed schedule, but one that has more flexibility than regular Metro Transit buses. The cost for DART service is the same as regular bus rides on Metro and is available to everyone. To use DART, call toll-free 1-866-261-DART(3278) or 1-800-246-1646 (TTY). ACCESS Metro Transit also operates ACCESS Transportation, a paratransit service providing door-to-door, shared-ride van transportation within most of King County. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires curb-

to-curb paratransit service as a safety net for persons whose disabilities prevent use of accessible noncommuter, fixed-route bus service. Complementary paratransit service is intended to offer a comparable level of service to that provided by regular bus service. SOUND TRANSIT (SOUNDER TRAIN) Sound Transit operates the Sounder commuter rail service on the Tacoma-Seattle route via the BNSF Railway. Sound Transit provides weekday peak-hour trips northbound to Seattle in the AM and southbound to Tacoma in the PM. Additional special-event service to and from games for the Mariners, Seahawks and Sounders FC is offered on selected weekends. Currently, nine trains operate in each direction between Tacoma and Seattle each weekday completing the commuter rail service specified in Sound Move, Sound Transit's Phase I investment package.

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Community Events 253-931-3043

8th annual Daddy Daughter Date Night

An evening your little girl will never forget! Dads, grandfathers, uncles or big brothers, take your little girl (age 4-10) out for a night of fun, and her first date. Join us for a catered appetizer, dinner & dessert, music spun by a DJ, dancing, and fun activities. It's a perfect occasion to wear that party dress. Professional 5” x 7” photograph and party favor for girl included. Space is limited. Ticket sales begin in early December. Pre-registration Required. For tickets call 253-931-3043. • Friday, February 21, 2014 or Saturday, February 22, 2014, 6:30 – 9:00pm Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St SE $45/couple ~ $10 each additional daughter (non-resident fees apply) 253-931-3043 /

Petpalooza & Dog Trot

An event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. The event kicks off with a Dog Trot Fun Run at 9:30am. The event also includes live entertainment, Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championships, pony rides, an agility area, an interactive bug zoo, the ‘Unleashed’ pet contest, face painting and other children’s activities, over 150 vendor booths, pet adoptions, exams, vaccinations and other related services, give-a-ways, food vendors and lots of activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. Back again in 2013 is a 20’ x 40’ premier petting zoo, GASCAR inter-species animal racing, Farmyard Follies Shows and a Kids’ Ag-Ventureland. Sponsors include Green River Veterinary Hospital, Banfield Pet Hospital, Reber Ranch, Petco, 100.7 The Wolf, Radio Disney Seattle and Pet Connection Magazine. Main Stage Entertainment: The Parrot Lady, Reptile Isle, Matt Baker’s Comedy Stunt Show and more! • Saturday, May 17, 2014 Dog Trot - 9:30 a.m. (registration fees apply) Petpalooza – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE - Free event 253-931-3043 /


The perfect day for any child! Live entertainment, inflatable rides, mini golf, arts & crafts, face painting, activities and information fair featuring more


Showing the flag: Fourth of July parade at Les Gove Park. rachel ciampi, Auburn Reporter

than 80 vendors, food concessions and more. Main Stage Entertainment: Recess Monkey, Radio Disney’s Rockin’ Road Show and more! • Friday, June 20, 2014, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th Street SE - Free 253-931-3043 /

4th of July Festival

Celebrate our country’s birthday at Les Gove Park in Auburn. This hometown event features a kids’ bike parade, live entertainment on two stages, 8+ inflatable rides, a climbing wall and euro-bungy trampolines, a trackless train, a petting zoo and pony carousel, bingo, bocce, a car show, gaming stations, over 50 craft artists, a book sale, food concessions, a spray park and much more! The naturally shaded park will keep you cool during the afternoon. Purchase a wristband for $5 for unlimited activities! Live Entertainment: The Nines, Po’okela Street Band, The Fabulous Murphtones, The Diamond Experience and more! • Friday, July 4, 2014, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wristband sales begin at 10 a.m. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE Free entertainment and admission. Unlimited rides/activities for only $5. 253-931-3043 /

Kids SummerStage

Exciting performances designed just for kids! This expanded series is enjoyable for wee ones through tweens! Pack a lunch and enjoy the amenities Les

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Gove Park has to offer, including a new, state-ofthe-art playground and a refreshing spray park, a 1/2 mile trail, the White River Valley Museum and more! • Wednesdays at noon, July 9-Aug. 13 Les Gove Park - Free 253-931-3043 / Line up: Wednesday, July 9 – Recess Monkey Wednesday, July 16 – Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies Wednesday, July 23 – Magician Jeff Evans Wednesday, July 30 – The Not-Its! Wednesday, August 6 – Reptile Isle Wednesday, August 13 – Eric Ode


Auburn’s newest concert series - a lively, eclectic music series certain to quench your ears and appetite! • Thursdays at noon, July 17-Aug. 14 City Hall Plaza, 25 West Main Street Free 253-931-3043 /

Summer Sounds and Cinema

Great music and fun family movies make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family. • Friday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 15, 7-11 p.m., various parks in Auburn, - Free 253-931-3043 /

S’more Than You Imagined

A unique outdoor event that is a nod to the City’s tagline! S’mores, live music, storytelling by a bon fire. An evening of fun that you can’t find anywhere else. • Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, 6-8 p.m. Game Farm Wilderness Park, 2401 Stuck River Rd. - Free 253-931-3043 –

Halloween Harvest Festival

This haunting event will include games, crafts, face painting, scary cookies, cauldrons of punch. Your little goblin will not want to miss this event! Bring a can of food for admission to support the Auburn Food Bank. • Oct. 25, 2014, 2-5 p.m. Washington Elementary School, 20 E St. NE Free (253) 931-3043 –

49th Veterans Day Parade & Observance

One of the largest Veterans Day Parades west of the Mississippi, the milelong Veterans Day Parade proceeds

west on Main Street from E Street SE to A Street NW in Auburn and will include a military fly-over, marching bands, honor guards, military marching units and vehicles, veterans units, drill teams, community and scouting groups, as well as floats, antique cars and more. The day kicks off with a breakfast, sponsored by the American Legion, which is followed by a Remembrance Ceremony. A Static Display & Exhibit Showcase is held along the parade route from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Auburn Noon Lions Luncheon and an open house at the VFW follow the parade. The day is complete after the state’s largest Marching Band and Field Competition awards its winners at Auburn High School Stadium. Marching Band and Field Competition awards its winners at Auburn High School Stadium. • Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, Parade at 11 a.m.

Parade down Main Street in Auburn - Free 253-931-3043 /

Santa Parade

A festive and fun children’s parade, which is followed by a community caroling and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and City Hall lighting show. Pre-parade entertainment starts at 4:00pm in front of City Hall. Join us before the parade at the Snack and Craft event from 2-4pm at Washington Elementary. The Auburn Avenue Theater to host a holiday movie after parade. • Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, Parade at 4:30 p.m. (other events directly to follow) Parade down Main Street in Auburn - Free 253-931-3043 /

Breakfast with Santa

Join us for a festive holiday breakfast and an opportunity to visit and take pictures with Santa. Our guests will also enjoy special entertainment. Sorry, no registrations will be taken at the door. • Saturday, December 13, 2014 Seatings at 8:30am and 11:00am Auburn Senior Activity Center $5-$8/person 253-931-3043 /

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2014 Auburn Residents’ Guide




2014 Auburn Residents’ Guide

Residents Guide - 2014  
Residents Guide - 2014