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TUKWILA 2017 RESIDENTS’ GUIDE A SUPPLEMENT TO THE TUKWILA REPORTER


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Within Tukwila’s nearly 10 square miles live about 20,000 people, who within minutes can get to a freeway, shop at a world-class shopping mall, take a flight almost anywhere and meet neighbors from around the world. Tukwila has changed mightily since it incorporated nearly 109 years ago, in 1908. It was home to some of the Washington Territory’s pioneers, and today is home to some of the nation’s newest immigrants. With five schools, the Tukwila School District is considered the most diverse school district in the nation. There are 2,400 businesses in the city, from mom-and-pop stores to national retail chains and prominent industrial giants.

Tukwila City Hall campus, 6200 Southcenter Blvd., is where the business of the city is conducted and where the Tukwila City Council meets. There are two buildings on the campus that house the city’s departments. The 6200 building is where the council meets, and it houses such key officials as the mayor and city clerk. The 6300 building next door houses such departments as the Police Department administration, Public Works and Department of Community Development.

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The City of Tukwila keeps residents, businesses and guests informed about the city in a number of ways. • TukTV: The city’s 24-hour programming, found on Comcast Channel 21 – TukTV, includes live and rebroadcast council meetings, event information, emergency reports and other public service announcements. • The Hazelnut: The Hazelnut publication is mailed to every city resident and business twice a year in the spring and fall. The Hazelnut Mayor Allan Ekberg is also available online at  TukwilaWA.gov/hazelnut/current.pdf. E-mail: mayor@tukwilaWA.gov • The E-Hazelnut: The E-Hazelnut is emailed monthly, providing Phone: 206-433-1850 updates on key city issues and initiatives. To sign up, visit the city’s Office: Tukwila City Hall, 6200 Southcenter website at TukwilaWA.gov and click on the “Sign Up Now” button on Parkway the right below the E-Hazelnut header. Allan Ekberg began his first four-year term as • Community Calendar: The online calendar features city mayor on Jan. 1, 2016. Previously, he served for 15 Mayor Allan activities and events and allows the public to post an event, within Ekberg years on the City Council and was a member of the guidelines. To access the calendar, visit TukwilaWA.gov/calendar. Planning Commission. Ekberg is the city’s chief administrative officer, ensuring that the laws html. • Tukwila Activities Guide: The city publishes a seasonal and ordinances of the city are enforced. guide to activities, classes and events available through the city He represents the city on numerous local, regional, state and national organizations. The city administrator, David Cline, oversees the city’s and other organizations. It’s available online through the city’s daily activities. website, TukwilaWA.gov.

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citycouncil The Tukwila City Council is the legislative branch of city government and is responsible for enacting laws, adopting the budget and establishing policy. Members are elected to four-year terms. Current City Council members are Council President Dennis Robertson, Joe H. Duffie, Verna Seal, Kathy Hougardy, De’Sean Quinn, Kate Kruller, and Thomas McLeod. MEETINGS The City Council meets at 7 p.m. the first

and third Mondays of the month at its City Hall chambers, 6200 Southcenter Blvd. The council meets as the Committee of the Whole at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month in its chambers. All council meetings are public, except for executive sessions at which legal, land or personnel issues are discussed. Council members also serve on various City Council committees. For more information, go to tukwilawa.gov or call 206-433-8993.

emergencyservices FIRE The City of Tukwila Fire Department provides fire suppression, medical aid, fire code inspections, sprinkler, fire alarm and building plan review, fire cause investigation and fire prevention safety education programs. Fire stations: • Station 51 (headquarters), 444 Andover Park E. • Station 52, 5900 S. 147th St. • Station 53, 4202 S. 115th St. • Station 54, 4237 S. 144th St. Free blood pressure checks are provided at any station when firefighters are there. This service is always available at Station 51. • Emergency: 911 • Non-emergency: 206-575-4404 • E-mail: tukwilafire@tukwilawa.gov • Fire Chief: Jay Wittwer

POLICE The City of Tukwila Police Department provides a progressive, full-service and professional police force to the Tukwila community. The department sponsors and supports community activities and programs as part of its Community-Oriented Policing objectives. The department runs the DARE program. The potential demand for police services grows dramatically during the week because the Southcenter commercial area draws 140,000 workers and shoppers on weekdays. • Emergency: 911 • Non-emergency: 206-433-1808 • Email: police@tukwilawa.gov • Police Chief Mike Villa

Tukwila: Important phone numbers City Hall, 206-433-1800 City Council • Dennis Robertson, president, 206-242-6373 • Joe H. Duffie 206-478-0089 • Verna Seal, 206-492-4819 • Kathy Hougardy, 206-571-0007 • De’Sean Quinn, 206-331-5939 • Kate Kruller, 206-678-7885 • Thomas McLeod, 206-492-4821 City job line, 206-433-1828 Community development, 206-431-3670 Economic development, 206-433-1832 City Attorney’s Office, 206-433-1867 City Prosecutor, 206-431-3666 City Clerk, 206-433-1800 Crime prevention, 206-431-2197 Fire (non-emergency), 206-575-4404 Fort Dent Park, 206-431-3232 Human Services, 206-433-7181 King County Animal Control, 206-296-7387 Mayor’s Office, 206-433-1850 Municipal Court, 206-433-1840 Police (non-emergency), 206-433-1808 Public Works, 206-433-0179 Tukwila Community Center, 206-768-2822 Tukwila Pantry, 206-431-8293 Tukwila Pool, 206-267-2350 Utilities billing, 206-433-1849 Volunteer coordinator, 206-768-2822 City website: TukwilaWA.gov

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tukwilaschools 32nd Ave. S.,206-901-7700, Principal Jeff Baker, Assistant Principal Teodora Bordeanu • Thorndyke Elementary School, 4415 S. 150th St., 206-901-7600, Principal Aaron Draganov, Assistant Principal Jay Roman • Tukwila Elementary School, 5939 S. 149th St., 206-901-7500, Principal Steve Salisbury, Assistant Principal Carla Carrizosa PRIVATE SCHOOLS Academy Schools is a nationally accredited, non-sectarian school, serving grades pre-kindergarten through 12 that offers a personalized curriculum. The school is at 14601 Interurban S., Tukwila. The phone number is 206-588-0860. Website: academyschools.org. Seattle Christian School in SeaTac offers a Christian-centered education for students in grades kindergarten through 12. The school is at 18301 Military Road S. The phone number is 206-246-8241. Website: seattlechristian.org.

The Tukwila School District serves tsdboard@tukwila.wednet.edu. Superintendent Nancy Coogan oversees the more than 2,900 students enrolled in five schools, representing many cultures and day-to-day operation of the district. She can be ethnic groups and speaking more than 80 reached by phone at 206-901-8006 or by email at coogann@tukwila.wednet.edu. languages. Staying connected This year, the district began severThe community can connect to al construction projects, funded by a the district through its website, $99 million bond measure approved tukwila.wednet.edu, as well as at by voters in 2016. Projects include facebook.com/tukwilaschools, twitconstruction of a birth to kindergarter.com/tukwilaschools, ten center, an expansion of Foster High School including a new STEAM Nancy Coogan youtube.com/tukwilaschools and flickr.com/photos/tukwilaschools. wing, as well upgrades and modern- superintendent Schools ization to the middle and elementary • Foster High School, 4242 schools. The district is governed by the a five-mem- S. 144th St., Tukwila, 206-901-7900, ber Board of Directors, or School Board, which Principal Meg McGroarty, assistant principals meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the Laurie Clark and Clinton Long • Showalter Middle School, 4628 S. 144th St., month. Two students also serve as appointed members to the School Board to provide a stu- Tukwila, 206-901-7800, Principal Brett Christopher, Assistant Principal Tenesha Fremstad dent perspective. • Cascade View Elementary School, 13601 Board members can be reached via email at

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GOLF COURSE The city-owned Foster Golf Links offers nine-hole and 18-hole courses that have drawn golfers to the course along the Duwamish River for about 90 years. The 15,000-square-foot clubhouse includes a pro shop, an instruction studio, meeting and banquet rooms and an outdoor patio. Food and drinks are available at Billy Baroo’s. • Golf shop: 206-242-4221 • Billy Baroo’s: 206-588-2763 • Location: 13500 Interurban Ave. S.

LIBRARY The King County Library System recently celebrated the opening of the Tukwila Library. The 10,000-square-foot facility replaces the COMMUNITY CENTER The Tukwila Community Center is the hub of the city’s recreation and old Foster Library. The library features a community meeting room, sports activities for participants of all ages. There is a comprehensive public computers and free programs for children, teens, adults and Recreation Brochure on the city’s website, tukwilawa.gov, that provides families. • Website: kcls.org/locations/154/ class and program information and registration information. • Phone: (206) 242-1640 • Website: tukwilawa.gov/recreation/rectcc.html • Location: 14380 Tukwila International Blvd. • Phone: 206-768-2822 KCLS also operates Southcenter Library Connection inside Westfield • E-mail: parksrec@tukwilawa.gov Southcenter mall, 1386 Southcenter Mall. • Location: 12424 42nd Ave. S.

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historicalsociety The Tukwila Historical Society was founded by local residents in 1975 with the purpose of preserving the area’s heritage and is a member of the Association of King County Historical Organizations (AKCHO). The society is always looking for artifacts that will help tell the story of the Tukwila community. • Website: tukwilahistory.org • Phone: 206-244-4478 • E-mail: tukwilahistsociety@tukwilahistory.org • Location: Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Ave. S.

chamberof commerce Tukwila is home to more than 2,000 businesses. Helping them prosper, along with businesses in Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac, is the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Tukwila. • Website: sschamber.com • Phone: 206-575-1633 • E-mail: staff@sschamber.com • Location: 14220 Interurban Ave. S., No. 134, Tukwila

tukwilaessentials PET LICENSES Tukwila contracts for services with Regional Animal Services of King County, and Tukwila City Hall (6200 Southcenter Blvd.) is one of many places that customers can purchase King County pet licenses. VEHICLE LICENSES Fees are $30 for an altered dog There are contract offices that sell vehicle and vessel licenses in or cat and $60 for an unaltered dog or cat. Website: kingcounty. Burien, Kent and Renton. • Siler Licensing, 628 SW 151st gov/safety/regionalAnimalServices.aspx. St., Burien, 206-243-8222 • Kent Licensing Agency, 331 VOTING INFORMATION Washington Ave. S., Kent, 253King County Elections Division 852-3110 • 919 SW Grady Way in Renton • Renton Licensing Agency, 329 • 206-296-VOTE (8683) Williams Ave. S., Renton, 425• kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx 228-5640. DRIVERS LICENSES Driver Licensing Offices • 1314 Union Ave. NE, Ste. 4, Renton • 25410 74th Ave. S., Kent • website: dol.wa.gov

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Numerous social services are available to help Tukwila residents in need. More information is available on the City of Tukwila’s website, tukwilawa.gov, under Human Services.

• Tukwila Office of Human Services, 6300 Southcenter Blvd., next to Tukwila City Hall. Provides help connecting Tukwila residents with services and programs to meet their needs. 206-433-7180 or 206-4337181. Call first to ensure someone is in the office. • Tukwila Pantry, 3118 S. 140th St., open 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Tukwila residents are welcome. Bring photo ID and a current utility bill showing address. tukwilapantry.org. 206-431-8293. • Tukwila Children’s Foundation, early education preparation classes for parents to learn how to help their children in school. Provides emergency supplies and assistance, references and resource help. 206-769-2270 . • Pregnancy Aid, 730 S. 225th St. Des Moines. Loans clothing, cribs, car seats and other furniture to new moms. 206-878-3770. • King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, provides crisis intervention counseling support, legal, medical information and advocacy to victims of sexual assault. 425-2267273. kcsarc.org. • Crisis clinic, offers 24-hour, telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referrals to community services for youth and adults. 866-427-4747. crisisclinic.org.

• Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN), offers a 24-hour crisis line to victims of domestic violence. 425-656-7867. dawnonline.org. • YWCA of Seattle King County – Domestic Violence Community Advocate, provides community advocacy for victims of domestic violence. 206-280-9961. ywcaworks.org.

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