TUKWILA 2018 RESIDENTSâ€™ GUIDE
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mayor’soffice MAYOR ALLAN EKBERG E-mail: mayor@tukwilaWA.gov Phone: 206-433-1850 Office: Tukwila City Hall, 6200 Southcenter Parkway
Tukwila has a seven member City Council, each elected at-large. Elections are held in odd-numbered years, and Councilmembers are elected to four year terms. Each year in January, the Council elects a Council President who serves in this role for one year. The City Council forms the legislative branch of City government, and its members are dedicated to promoting and protecting the best interests of Tukwila. As the policy-making branch of government, the City Council is responsible for passing legislation, adopting the biennial City budget, approving long-range planning documents and capital improvement programs, and other responsibilities as set forth by State law. Councilmembers also represent the City in regional intergovernmental affairs as well as through communications with state and federal legislators. Meetings of the City Council and its standing Committees are open to the public. At Regular Council and Committee of the Whole meetings, time is set aside for Zak Idan public comment on items both included and not included Position 5 on the agenda. Residents and other City stakeholders are encouraged to attend meetings and share information with the Council. For more information, go to tukwilawa.gov or call 206-433-8993.
MISSION STATEMENT: To provide superior services that support a safe, inviting, and healthy environment for our residents, businesses, and guests. Thomas McLeod Position 3
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Tukwila is a non-charter optional code city operating under a Mayor/ Council form of government. The Mayor is elected at-large to a four-year term of office and serves as the City’s chief administrative officer. The Mayor is responsible for seeing that the laws and ordinances are enforced. The Mayor attends and presides over City Council meetings, but does not vote except in the case of a tie. The Mayor may veto ordinances, but a majority plus one of the entire Council membership can override the Mayor’s veto. The Mayor is assisted in all of his duties by the City Administrator.
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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: email@example.com • 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 CommunityOriented 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: firstname.lastname@example.org • Police Chief: Bruce Linton
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS King County Animal Control, 206-296-7387
City Hall 206-433-1800
Mayor’s Office 206-433-1850
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
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
City Clerk 206-433-1800
Tukwila Pool 206-267-2350
Crime prevention 206-431-2197 Fire (non-emergency) 206-575-4404 Fort Dent Par 206-431-3232
Utilities billing 206-433-1849 Volunteer coordinator 206-768-2822 CITY WEBSITE:
Human Services 206-433-7181
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This guide is full of information about Tukwila’s government, schools, businesses and community activities. Please keep the guide close by because it’s intended to provide useful information all year long.
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Contact all five Board of Directors: email@example.com
Interim Superintendent Dr. Judith Berry oversees the day-to-day operation of the district. She can be reached by at 206-901-8003 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The district is governed by the a five-member Board of Directors, or School Board, which meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Two students also serve as appointed members to the School Board to provide a student perspective.
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ABOUT THE DISTRICT Tukwila, a community of almost 20,000 residents, welcomes diversity. Incorporated in 1908, the city offers a blend of businesses, churches, parks, and abundant single and multi-family housing available to all income levels in an attractive urban atmosphere.
SCHOOLS • FOSTER HIGH SCHOOL 4242 S. 144th St., Tukwila • 206-901-7900 Principal Meg McGroarty Assistant Principals Laurie Clark and Clinton Long
Tukwila is located just south of Seattle, close to the I-5 and I-405 freeways and major arterials. Nearby are Sea-Tac International Airport, Westfield regional shopping mall (formerly known as Southcenter Mall), The Boeing Company, and other retail/office/high-tech/industrial complexes. The district is minutes from downtown Seattle, Renton, Kent, Burien, and Federal Way.
• SHOWALTER MIDDLE SCHOOL 4628 S. 144th St., Tukwila • 206-901-7800 Principal Brett Christopher Assistant Principal Tenesha Fremstad
Our students will inspire you. About 3,000 students are enrolled in five schools located within the limits of historic Tukwila. The average studentteacher ratio is 1:25. Students represent many cultures and ethnic groups and speak more than 80 world languages.
• CASCADE VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 13601 32nd Ave. S. • 206-901-7700 Principal Teodora Bordeanu Assistant Principal Cynthia Colston
About 40 percent of students qualify for English Language Learner services. About 80 percent of students are eligible for free/reduced school meals. A staff of about 400 serve our students (half teaching staff, half classified support staff).
• THORNDYKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4415 S. 150th St. • 206-901-7600 Principal Aaron Draganov, Assistant Principal Jay Roman
The district consists of five schools: three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Our community supports our schools. Voters consistently support levy and bond issues. We maintain strong business/ community/school partnerships, including with the City of Tukwila, Tukwila Children’s Foundation, and many neighboring businesses and organizations.
• 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 prekindergarten through 12 that offers a personalized curriculum. 14601 Interurban S., Tukwila. 206-588-0860 • academyschools.org • SEATTLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL in SeaTac offers a Christian-centered education for students in grades kindergarten through 12. 18301 Military Road S. 206-246-8241 • seattlechristian.org
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: email@example.com • Location: Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Ave. S.
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DRIVERS LICENSES Driver Licensing Offices • 1314 Union Ave. NE, Ste. 4, Renton • 25410 74th Ave. S., Kent • website: dol.wa.gov VEHICLE LICENSES There are contract offices that sell vehicle and vessel licenses in Burien, Kent and Renton. • Siler Licensing, 628 SW 151st St., Burien, 206-243-8222 • Kent Licensing Agency, 331 Washington Ave. S., Kent, 253-852-3110 • Renton Licensing Agency, 329 Williams Ave. S., Renton, 425-228-5640 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. Fees are $30 for an altered dog or cat and $60 for an unaltered dog or cat. Website: kingcounty.gov/safety/ regionalAnimalServices.aspx. VOTING INFORMATION King County Elections Division • 919 SW Grady Way in Renton • 206-296-VOTE (8683) • kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx 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. 206433-7180 or 206-433-7181. 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. 206-431-8293, tukwilapantry.org • Tukwila Children’s Foundation, 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. 425-226-7273, 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 • YWCA of Seattle King County – Emergency Housing Program, provides shelter and case management to families with children for up to 45 days. 206-461-4882, ywcaworks.org • Sound Generations (formerly Senior Services of Seattle King County) – Meals on Wheels, provides home - delivered meals to homebound senior citizens. 206-448-5767, seniorservices.org • Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA), provides bi-cultural/bi-lingual case management, advocacy, employment and family services to refugees and immigrants. 206-957-2029, rewa.org • REACH Center of Hope , provides a day shelter in Renton for homeless women and children. Open 7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Showers, meals, laundry, case management. 425-277-7594, reachrenton.org • Minor Home Repair, provides free health- and safety-focused, minor home repairs to low- and moderate-income Tukwila residents living in owneroccupied residences. 206-433-7180
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tukwilarecreation COMMUNITY CENTER The Tukwila Community Center is the hub of the city’s recreation and sports activities for participants of all ages. There is a comprehensive Recreation Brochure on the city’s website, tukwilawa.gov, that provides class and program information and registration information. • Website: tukwilawa.gov/recreation/rectcc.html • Phone: 206-768-2822 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Location: 12424 42nd Ave. S. 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 opened the Tukwila Library on April 29, 2017. The 10,000-square-foot facility replaces the old Foster Library. The library features a community meeting room, public computers and free programs for children, teens, adults and families. • Website: kcls.org/locations/154/ • Phone: (206) 242-1640 • Location: 14380 Tukwila International Blvd. KCLS also operates Southcenter Library Connection inside Westfield Southcenter mall, 1386 Southcenter Mall. TUKWILA POOL The Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District, governed by an elected five-member Board of Commissioners, operates the Tukwila Pool. The pool is open 363 days a year, closed only on Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. Offerings at the pool include swim lessons, water aerobics, lap swims, vertical exercise and water walking, family and open swims, single gender swims, swim lessons and party rentals. • Website: tukwilapool.org • Phone: 206-267-2350 • E-mail: email@example.com • Location: 4414 S. 144th St.
Welcome to the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce! The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988. VISION To be a leader in the business community and the communities we serve. MISSION The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce exists to create a vibrant region by advocating and building awareness for business 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: firstname.lastname@example.org • Location: 14220 Interurban Ave. S., No. 134, Tukwila HISTORY In 1988 the Tukwila/Sea-Tac Chamber joined with the greater Highline Chamber to form a new Chamber, the Greater Burien/ Sea-Tac/Tukwila Chamber of Commerce. Less than year later, we changed our name to the Southwest King County Chamber. We later added the communities of Des Moines and Normandy Park to our service area, and never looked back. That is, until last year, when the board and leadership agreed to broaden our reach even further with an alliance with our Regional Tourism Authority, rebranding ourselves to do business as Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.
ANDREA H. REAY President/CEO Andrea@SeattleSouthsideChamber.com (206) 575 1633 x 111 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I am honored to be serving as President of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce. This region, our region, is poised as never before to come together to strengthen our regional economy, build our communities and create a vibrant and sustainable future for us all. Our Chamber was founded on the belief that we are better and stronger together- I invite you to join our effort as we are #SeattleSouthsideStrong
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GOVERNMENT/COMMUNITY MEETINGS • Arts Commission, third Wednesday of each month at 5p.m., Tukwila Community Center, contact Stephanie Gardner at 206-767-2342. • Civil Service Commission, first Monday, 5 p.m., at City Hall. • Community Development and Neighborhoods Committee, 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Hazelnut Conference Room, City Hall. • COPCAB (Community Oriented Policing Citizens Advisory Board), second Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Duwamish Conference Room, contact Chris Partman, 206-431-2197. • Equity and Social Justice Commission, first Thursday, 5:15 p.m., Hazelnut Conference Room, contact Mia Navarro at 206-454-7564. • Finance Committee, first and third Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Hazelnut Conference Room. • Library Advisory Board, first Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Community Center, Contact Shannon Fisher at 206-767-2312. • Park Commission, second Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Community Center, contact Robert Eaton at 206-767-2332. • Planning Commission, fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers at City Hall, contact Wynetta at 206-431-3670. • Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, 2nd and 4th Monday, 5:30 p.m. Hazelnut Conference Room, City Hall • Tukwila Historical Society, third Thursday, 7 p.m. Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center, 14475 59th Ave. S., Tukwila, contact president Louise Jones-Brown, 206-244-4478.
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 is also available online at TukwilaWA.gov/hazelnut/ current.pdf. • The E-Hazelnut: The E-Hazelnut is emailed monthly, providing updates on key city issues and initiatives. To sign up, visit the city’s website at TukwilaWA.gov and click on the “Sign Up Now” button on the right below the E-Hazelnut header. • Community Calendar: The online calendar features city activities and events and allows the public to post an event, within guidelines. To access the calendar, visit TukwilaWA.gov/ calendar.html. • Tukwila Activities Guide: The city publishes a seasonal guide to activities, classes and events available through the city and other organizations. It’s available online through the city’s website, TukwilaWA.gov.
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