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Police and Fire Teams Recover Body Near White River in Auburn

Public Notices, Emergency Message
It took nearly five hours for the Auburn Police Department and the Valley Regional Fire Authority crews to recover the body of a deceased person from a wooded area near the White River in Auburn. The body was discovered near Forest Ridge Dr. and has now been turned over the King County Medical Examiner for positive identification and a determination of cause of death.
City of Auburn to Recognize GSA as Tree Steward

Awards & Recognition, Parks, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The U.S. General Services Administration is being recognized by the City of Auburn Urban Tree Board as a Tree Steward for preserving the Weeping Willow tree at 400 – 15th St SW in Auburn. Linda L. Chandler, Director of the Greater Puget Sound Service Center will be presented with a proclamation and certificate during the City of Auburn Council Meeting on Monday, October 20 at 7:30 pm. Additionally, the Weeping Willow Tree will be designated as a significant tree in Auburn.
Search Continues for Missing Person Misty Upham

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The Auburn Police Department is continuing to search for missing person Misty Upham who disappeared from the Auburn area recently. Upham’s family reported her missing on the afternoon of Oct. 6 and she has been listed as a missing person in the Washington Crime Information Center (WACIC) database.
Ports of Seattle and Tacoma will hold joint meeting in Auburn to vote on pact

Public Notices, Economic Development
Commissioners from the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle have a special joint meeting scheduled for next Tuesday (Oct. 14) at 10 a.m. to take public comment, then vote on the proposed creation of a joint maritime terminal configuration. This meeting will be in Auburn City Hall and will streamed live at www.auburnwa.gov/gatv.
Façade Improvement Ignites New Energy in Downtown Auburn

Public Notices, Economic Development
One of the older buildings in Downtown Auburn has had a face lift and new energy to its store front! RE/MAX Realty South located at 104 E. Main St., invested $6,000 in their façade improvement. The Auburn Downtown Association Design Committee approved a $1,500 grant for this project which helped this small business achieve its goal of preserving the building and making it more appealing.
More than 3,000 Participants Expected at Auburn’s Marching Band Competition and Parade Nov. 8

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
Auburn High School’s 28th annual Veterans Day Marching Band Competition will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 1-9:30 p.m. at Auburn Memorial Stadium, 800 4th Street NE. The Veterans Day Marching Bank Competition is hosted by the Auburn High School Band and Choir parents. Auburn’s show will feature the best in high school marching band music, precision (marching), and drill (formation) performances. Please join us as we honor our American Veterans and celebrate some of the finest high school musicians in their final performance of the season.
SBA Rolls Out New Loan Model to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Public Notices, Economic Development
Helping banks get to “yes” on small business loans for women entrepreneurs has never been more important to America’s economic health then it is right now. That’s because smaller firms have driven our recovery, both nationally and locally. Small businesses are creating nearly 2 out of every 3 private-sector jobs. And, to accomplish all of this, they need capital to invest in new equipment, new buildings and to meet a growing payroll.
City to celebrate 3-year term of Auburn’s first Poet Laureate, Dick Brugger

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
The City of Auburn will host a celebration in honor of Dick Brugger as he finishes out his three-year term as Auburn’s first Poet Laureate. Brugger's term officially concludes Dec. 31, 2014. The public is invited to join in this special celebration on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in Auburn’s City Hall Council Chambers, located at 25 West Main St. Opening remarks will begin at 7 p.m. and light appetizers and refreshments will be available.
Tickets on sale for Auburn’s popular mother-son event ‘Ladies & Lil’ Gents’

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
Tickets are now on sale for the popular Ladies & Lil’ Gents event, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Les Gove Gymnasium located at 910 Ninth St. SE. Tickets are limited and pre-registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Victim Related to Blood-Stained Items Found Near Peasley Canyon Rd. Identified

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The Washington State Patrol crime lab conducted DNA tests on the blood found on the flooring and clothing. The DNA profile was run through the State Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). A CODIS match was made identifying the blood as belonging to Brandon Shane Zomalt (DOB: June 18, 1984). Zomalt has ties to Puyallup and other surrounding areas.
Registration for Auburn’s annual Veterans Day Parade now underway

Event Announcements, Public Notices
The City of Auburn has begun accepting applications for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Official applications may be picked up at the a Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Office located at 910 Ninth St. SE or downloaded from the City of Auburn’s website at www.auburnwa.gov/events. The 49th annual event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 with the parade beginning promptly at 11 a.m. The parade is limited to approximately 200 entries and will be viewed by tens of thousands. This year’s parade will pay special tribute to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Parade applications must be received by Oct. 3 to be considered.
Auburn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Graduates 17 New Members

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Division is pleased to announce the addition of 17 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 611. The 17 new members graduated from the area’s 35th CERT courses that included 24 intensive hours of training over 3 full days. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake.
Auburn Sustainability Movie Night presents free showing of "Trashed" Sept. 25

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn’s Solid Waste & Recycling Department will be presenting a free screening of the movie “Trashed” on Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. as part of the Auburn Sustainability Movie Night. The film will be shown at the Auburn Riverside High School Theatre located at 501 Oravetz Rd.
Five Auburn companies recognized for environmental stewardship by King County

Awards & Recognition, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
Facilities that exceeded wastewater discharge permit requirements in 2013 earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality. Four Auburn companies earned the gold award (Black Oxide LLC, Tri-Way Industries Inc., Boeing Commercial Airplane and Skills Inc.) and one company earned a silver award (Accurate Industries).
Notice of Application (NOA) Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) City Utility Undercrossing Project of BNSF Railroad SEP14-0005

Land Use Application
The City of Auburn is issuing a Notice of Application (NOA) and Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the following described project: Site preparation and construction of replacement and/or extensions of existing city water, sewer, and storm underground utility lines and casings in anticipation of construction of a third BNSF railroad line west of the existing dual mainline tracks between S 277th Street and Ellingson Road SE. Utilities proposed to cross under the existing railroad tracks will be done by the jack and bore methods. 
Auburn’s Summer Sounds & Cinema Announces Event Line-Up

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is excited to announce the Summer Sounds & Cinema Series 2014 line-up. The combination of entertainment and movies will ensure these Friday nights in Auburn are blockbuster evenings.
Auburn to Open Cooling Center in Response to Heat Advisory

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The National Weather Service has issued an a Heat Advisory from 11 AM, Saturday, July 12 to 6 AM, Monday, July 14. The City of Auburn will have a cooling center available at City Hall located at 25 West Main St. from 2 - 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Two Auburn Businesses Make King County’s Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling List

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
Each spring since 2007, businesses in King County outside of the City of Seattle are invited to apply for recognition as a Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling. This year, King County’s Solid Waste Division has named 97 local businesses to its eighth annual list of Best Workplaces, the highest number listed since the program began. Two businesses in Auburn in the engineering/manufacturing category, Conrad Manufacturing Co, Inc. and Norgren GT Development Corporation, are first-time honorees.
Construction on Auburn’s Fenster Levee to Begin July 7

Major Projects, Public Notices, Economic Development, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn and King County will begin construction of the 2nd phase of the Fenster Levee Setback project at the Fenster Nature Park on July 7. This is a stream restoration project that involves replacing approximately 520 feet of the existing rock levee along the Green River shoreline with a new buried rock revetment located further away from the river. The project is expected to be complete in mid-September. The area of the Fenster Nature Park located between 2nd St. SE and 4th St. SE will be closed to the public.
The Cities of Algona, Auburn and Pacific Join the VRFA to Encourage a Safe Independence Day

Public Notices, Emergency Message
As Independence Day celebrations near, the cities of Algona, Auburn and Pacific, along with the Valley Regional Fire Authority encourage everyone to adopt safe fireworks practices to help prevent fires and injuries.
The City of Auburn demonstrates how going OUT is IN during July

Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
This July, the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and NRPA are challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and participate in recreation activities during national Park and Recreation Month.
Auburn’s Kids SummerStage Just Around the Corner

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, along with series’ sponsor, Franciscan Medical Clinic - Auburn, is excited to announce the rockin’ Kids Summerstage 2014 line-up. The combination of entertainment and available park activities will ensure these noon concerts are a real treat for all attendees. The series is held at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE on Wednesdays at noon, beginning on July 9 and ending on Aug. 13.
Register Your Neighborhood Event Now for Auburn's National Night Out on

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development, Emergency Message
National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. National Night Out takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
One Step. One Change - Auburn Health Fair to be Held June 28

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
A new event in Downtown Auburn is staged for June 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Auburn Downtown Association, Turning Point [Fitness] Studio, American Karate, Corestar Pilates, Tribeca Day Spa, and MultiCare are pleased to announce the first Auburn Health Fair that will be held at the cross streets of East Main St. and B St NE in the Mural Parking Lot and one block of B St.
4th Annual Auburn Wine Art & Music Festival July 19

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
An increasingly popular event in Downtown Auburn is staged for July 19 from 12 to 7 pm. The Auburn Downtown Association, City of Auburn, City of Auburn Arts, Parks, Arts & Recreation, and the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce/Tourism are pleased to announce the fourth Annual Auburn Wine Art Music Festival, hosted with the annual Merchant Market on Main and specialty vendor sale.
Auburn to Celebrate 4th of July at Les Gove Park

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
Auburn’s 4th of July Festival is an old-fashioned, hometown celebration featuring a Kids’ Bike Parade, a variety of handcrafted artisan vendors, food concessions and activities for all ages. Two live entertainment stages will feature a variety of top-level bands offering exciting performances.
Auburn Seeking Volunteers for Meals on Wheels Program

Parks, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The Auburn Senior Activity Center is seeking volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels is supported by a dedicated army volunteers that deliver a nutritious meal, a warm smile and a safety check that helps keep our seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year.
Auburn Parks Prepares For Annual KidsDay Event to be Held on Friday, June 20

Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is gearing up for their annual KidsDay event, to be held at Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE on Friday, June 20. The event, held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., features a variety of inflatable rides, children’s activities, live stage entertainment, mini golf, kids’ arts & craft booths, food concessions, over 80 information/activity vendors, a food court and much more
Auburn City Councilmember Holman Earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
John Hayes Holman, Councilmember for the City of Auburn, recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). Councilmember Holman completed over 60 hours of training credits and demonstrated valuable service to his community to earn this distinction.
Auburn Turns 123 Years Old in June! Join Us to Celebrate!

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn became an incorporated city in June of 1891. At that time the city was called Slaughter, named after Lieutenant William Slaughter. Since then, Auburn has grown and evolved over the last 123 years and is preparing to celebrate its beginning and present on June 6. Festivities run from 5 -8 p.m. at Auburn’s City Hall plaza located at 25 West Main St. in historic downtown Auburn.
Community Visioning Open House Set for May 21

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
The “Imagine Auburn” visioning effort kicked off earlier this year as an initial step in renewing the City’s outdated Comprehensive Plan. The City launched the community process to solicit feedback about Auburn’s preferred future from a broad range of residents and stakeholders.
City of Auburn named Playful City USA for sixth consecutive year

Awards & Recognition, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
KaBOOM!, in partnership with the Humana Foundation, announced 212 cities and towns across the United States as 2014 Playful City USA honorees. These communities are leaders in playability – the extent to which a city makes it easy for kids to get balanced and active play – and are making play part of the solution that can move the needle on countless urban challenges.
Auburn Residents Invited to I-502 Discussion Workshop on May 20

Public Notices, Economic Development
The City of Auburn is holding a public workshop as part of its ongoing effort towards developing and implementing the appropriate City code requirements in response to the passage of I-502 (recreational marijuana). The public workshop will give residents and stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about the legislation of I-502, as well as share and discuss their position on the topic of State licensed recreational marijuana uses in the City of Auburn.
City of Auburn Earns WellCity Award for Second Straight Year

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
The City of Auburn was recognized by the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Employee Benefit Trust as a 2014 WellCity Award recipient. Auburn joins a total of 96 cities and public entities that met the stringent WellCity standards which demonstrate a commitment to employee health.
Join Us for the Spring Art and Wine Walk in Downtown Auburn May 9

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
The fourth annual Art Walk and Wine Tasting event will be back this spring for a one-day evening event featuring quality local artists and art, fine wines, and downtown businesses. On Friday, May 9, 5pm – 9 pm, Auburn’s Historic Downtown will come alive with over 20 artists who will display and sell their handmade quality paintings, mosaics, and wearable art in the Main Street businesses serving as temporary galleries.
Auburn Named #3 Washington State City On The Rise for 2014 by Estately.com

Spotlight, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn is proud to take the No. 3 spot on the Estately 10 Washington State Cities On The Rise for 2014. Estately ranked all Washington state cities with populations over 30,000 from 1-37 based on average rankings for six criteria with data derived from the U.S. Census and the FBI's Uniform Crime Report.
Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2014 Queen of Auburn Days

Parks, Public Notices
Organizations and individuals are invited to submit nominations for this year’s Queen of Auburn Days. The role of the Auburn Days Queen is to promote the festival and Auburn by riding in area parades this summer and to reign over the Aug. 8-10 event. Candidates must be 75 years of age or older, live in the Auburn community and have contributed their time for the betterment of the community. Nomination deadline is May 30.
City of Auburn Awarded $532,000 Ecology Grant for Mill Creek Stream Restoration Project

Major Projects, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn has been notified that the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Floodplain Management and Control Competitive Grant Program has awarded the City $532,000 for construction of the Mill Creek Wetland 5K Reach Stream Restoration project. Auburn was chosen along with 12 other jurisdictions to receive funding for projects that reduce flood risk and assist in managing floodplains.
Auburn Engineers Present to Statewide Conference on M Street Underpass Project

Major Projects, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
This month, two City of Auburn senior project engineers were asked to speak at the 2014 Spring Conference of the Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association on the City’s approach towards minimizing risks and lowering costs on projects and specifically to the recent M St. Underpass project that was completed in July 2013. The audience included city and county engineers, consultants, elected officials and others on this important City project.
Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza Instrumental in Improved Statewide Mercury-Light Disposal Program

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Following the 2014 legislative session the governor endorsed a program update for disposing lights containing mercury. Senator Joe Fain of Auburn and Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza worked to secure passage of the changes. The legislation updates an existing stewardship program created in 2010 to facilitate responsible disposal of lights with mercury given the public health and environmental dangers.
Valley Communications Celebrates National Telecommunicators Week April 13-19

Event Announcements, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Emergency Message
Every year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. In 1991, Congress proclaimed it a national week of recognition. Valley Communications Center will celebrate this year’s National Telecommunicators Week on April 13-19 to honor and recognize the professionals who handle thousands of emergency 9-1-1 calls each month in South King County.
Register Now for Auburn's Annual Community Yard Sale

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Reduce and reuse! Turn your unwanted household goods into cash and provide someone else with a new treasure. Be a part of the fun and have a single-family yard sale at your Auburn home or a multifamily sale with your neighbors June 6-8. The event is for residents who live within the city limits of Auburn.
Join Auburn's 1st Annual Earth Day Project April 19

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn Environmental Services division is hosting Auburn's first annual Earth Day event on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the West Hill Lake Natural Area located at 801 W Street NW. All are invited to participate in this volunteer project to remove invasive English Ivy (Hedera helix) that has taken hold, and is dominating areas within the existing mature forest of the City’s West Hill Lake natural area.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Graduates 13 New Members

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Division is pleased to announce the addition of 13 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 574. The 13 new members graduated from the area’s 32nd CERT course that included 24 intensive hours of training over 4 weeks. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake.
Auburn Police Department Partners with Virtual Property Tracking Site, Citizens Urged to Log Valuables

Public Notices, Emergency Message
Led by Mayor Nancy Backus and Auburn Police Chief Bob Lee, the City of Auburn has partnered with TRACKMOLE to provide a powerful property tracking and crime prevention tool. The partnership will help break the disconnect between the police, who are unable to identify the owners of lost or stolen property, and the victims of property crimes.
More Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals are Coming to Auburn

Major Projects, Traffic Alerts, Public Notices
Beginning in April, the City of Auburn will be converting several traffic signals to Flashing Yellow Arrows (FYA) for left turn movements. The project is expected to be completed in June. The total estimated project cost is $482,000 and is funded by a Federal grant for citywide traffic signal safety improvement projects.
Auburn Welcomes The Cab Calloway Orchestra, April 6

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
The heir to “Hi-De-Ho”, Chris Calloway Brooks leads this legendary 12-piece orchestra, with charismatic showmanship, irresistible rhythms, and red-hot lyrics that the Cab Calloway Orchestra has been famous for since the 1920s. The grandson of the great band-leader, Calloway-Brooks and the orchestra deliver both the authentic sound of a hot Jazz Orchestra and a snazzy stage style, ringing out the Jump, Blues, and Boogie experience of Swing and jive. CBS’s Paul Shaffer raved "The Cab Calloway Orchestra rocked the house!”
Classical Connoisseur: Wine and Music Tasting Event at Auburn Golf Course April 5

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
Talking about music can be as hard as discussing wine, and yet many of the same words are used to describe both. Balance, harmony, complexity are inextricably intertwined and crucial elements in both music and wine. Kim Diehnelt, music director of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, will be joined by members of the Auburn Symphony Orchestra to delight the senses for Classical Connoisseur: Pairing of Music and Wine on Saturday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. Taking place in the beautiful Auburn Golf Course banquet room, this limited seat event will be a guided tour pairing four 4-ounce tastes paired alongside classical music.
Public Invited to Auburn Arbor Day Tree Planting on April 11 at Lea Hill Park

Event Announcements, Parks, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn cordially invites you to attend the City’s Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 11 at Lea Hill Park (124th & 319th St SE), at 11 a.m. City officials, along with volunteers from the Auburn Garden Club, Auburn Tree Board, Auburn Park Board, representatives from the state Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Community Forestry Council will be planting a Tri Color Beech tree as part of the Arbor Day commemoration. The Tri Color Beech Tree is donated by the Auburn Garden Club.
Kids’ Spring Art Walk Shines in Downtown Auburn

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
The Auburn Downtown Association is sponsoring a Kids’ Art Walk from 6 to 8 pm, March 28 in downtown Auburn. This art walk is in partnership with the Auburn PTA Council’s Art Reflections Program. On display will be 50 pieces of art from our elementary and middle schools in the Auburn School District.
Residents Invited to “Imagine Auburn” Neighborhood Workshops

Event Announcements, Major Projects, Public Notices, Economic Development
The City of Auburn is convening six neighborhood workshops as part of its “Imagine Auburn” visioning effort. The neighborhood workshops will give area residents and employees an opportunity to share and discuss their vision and goals for the community over the next 20 years.
Notice of Public Hearing and 15-Day Public Comment Period Regarding the 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant Program

Public Notices
The City Council will conduct a public hearing in the Auburn City Hall Council Chambers, 25 West Main Street, on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. or soon thereafter. The purpose of this public hearing is to solicit public comments on the 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) prior to its submission of the report to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Auburn Councilmember Largo Wales Appointed to NLC Council on Youth, Education and Families

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn city councilmember Largo Wales has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Council on Youth, Education, and Families (YEF) for 2014, her first term on the committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, the Mayor of St. Paul, Minn.
City of Auburn accepting comments on the 2014 Stormwater Management Program Plan

Public Notices
The City of Auburn is requesting comments on the draft 2014 Stormwater Management Program Plan. Comments can be submitted in writing to the Water Quality Programs Coordinator, Department of Public Works, 25 West Main Street, Auburn, WA 98001. Comments must be received by close of business March 3. There will be a Public Hearing at the March 3 City Council Meeting where comments will also be accepted.
Auburn Downtown Association Celebrating 100 Year Old Carnegie Building

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
The oldest Carnegie Building in Auburn turns 100 years old this month! Now, the Auburn Dance and Music Center inhabits which was once the City of Auburn’s first free-standing library built in 1914. This birthday party runs from 12 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 23 located at 306 Auburn Avenue. Come celebrate the Dance and Music Center, heritage, and the beauty of this building!
Valley Communications 9-1-1 Center Receives 5th CALEA Accreditation

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Emergency Message
Valley Communications Center was presented their 5th Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) re-accreditation award during their monthly Administration Board Meeting. In attendance were Mayor Denis Law, Renton; Mayor Suzette Cooke, Kent; Mayor Jim Haggerton, Tukwila; Mayor Nancy Backus, Auburn; and Mayor Jim Ferrell, Federal Way. CALEA Commissioner and Bellevue (Wash.) Police Chief Linda Pillo presented the award to Valley Com Executive Director Lora Ueland, Accreditation Manager Mary Sue Robey and Assistant Accreditation Manager Tracy Fitzgerald.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course Scheduled in Auburn

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Division will offer a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area residents. The training is a four week course that will begin on March 4 and run through March 27. Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM-12 PM. The dates of the class are March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, with the final drill & graduation on Thursday, March 27, from 8 AM-12 PM. All classes will be held in downtown Auburn.
Auburn Councilmember John H. Holman Appointed to National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn City Councilmember John H. Holman has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 First Tier Suburbs Council. This council represents cities and towns outside of central cities and inside the ring of developing suburbs and rural areas. They share unique challenges and strengths that should be included in national, state and regional policy discussions. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Now Accepting Registrations for Dog Trot Fun Run

Event Announcements, Public Notices
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for Auburn’s Dog Trot Fun Run, to be held Saturday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m. The first 100 participants to register will receive a FREE goodie bag valued at over $20! The early registration fee is $18 per person and includes an event T-shirt. Late registrations, after April 25, are $23 per person and event day registration is $25 per person. T-Shirts are available on a limited basis for late and on-site registrations.
City of Auburn’s GO Bond Rating Raised to “AA+” on Application of Local GO Criteria

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
The City of Auburn received notification that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term rating to 'AA+' from 'AA' on Auburn’s general obligation (GO) bonds. The outlook is stable.
Largo Wales Appointed to National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn City Councilmember Dr. Largo Wales has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Human Development Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity, and immigration reform. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.
City of Auburn Congratulates USG Plant for Voluntary Protection Program Star Achievement

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, and its manufacturing plant in Auburn, Wash. has achieved the prestigious Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star designation from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) and its Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). Officials from L&I presented the award to the Auburn plant’s 49 employees during a ceremony on Jan. 16, with Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus also in attendance.
Bill Peloza Appointed Chair of National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza has been appointed chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, solid and hazardous waste management and climate change or global warming issues.
City of Auburn Realizes over $195,000 in Energy Savings through Conservation Programs

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
Beginning in 2010, the City of Auburn began an aggressive resource conservation management (RCM) program through Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and the latest reports show that the City has earned over $195,000 in incentives and savings from PSE.
Tractor-Trailer Turning Restrictions being implemented at West Main St. & C St. SW in Auburn

Traffic Alerts, Public Notices
In response to public safety concerns at the intersection of West Main St. and C St. NW/SW the City of Auburn will be implementing northbound and southbound right turn restrictions for tractor-trailers.
John H. Holman Appointed to National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering Committee

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
John H. Holman, Auburn Councilmember, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.
Wayne Osborne Appointed to National League of Cities Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee

Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn City Councilmember Wayne Osborne has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports.
City of Auburn set to swear in first female mayor and new city council members

Public Notices, Economic Development
The swearing in of Nancy Backus on Jan. 6, 2014 will move Auburn’s history forward with the entrance of its first female to hold the office. Backus has served Auburn for the last 10 years as a city council member and two years as deputy mayor. In her most recent assignments as a councilmember, she served as Chair of Planning and Community Development, Council Operations and Committee of the Whole, and was Chair of the Finance Committee for nine years.
2014 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Courses Scheduled in Auburn

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office, in conjunction with the Valley Regional Fire Authority, will offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training courses to area residents. There will be four classes offered in 2014:
2014 Christmas Tree Recycling Schedule in Auburn

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Residents who live within the city limits of Auburn and have Waste Management or Republic Services for garbage service can recycle their live Christmas trees and organic wreaths for no additional cost. If you live outside of the Auburn city limits (Auburn in unincorporated King County), contact your garbage and recycling hauler for Christmas tree recycling information.
White River Valley Museum Receives over $377,000 in Grants, Gifts and Sponsorships in 2013

Arts & Entertainment, Awards & Recognition, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
The White River Valley Museum and the Mary Olson Farm have been the recipients of $377,000 in grants, gifts and sponsorships over the past few months. The funds will be applied toward award-winning educational programs, care of treasured artifacts, creation of exhibits and on capital improvements at the Mary Olson Farm which was recently recognized as a a Farm of Merit by the King Conservation District.
FREE Holiday Styrofoam™ Recycling Dec. 30, 2013 - Jan. 6, 2014

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Did you receive a gift this holiday season packed in Styrofoam™? Bring your bulky Styrofoam™ blocks to the City of Auburn’s 2nd FREE Holiday Styrofoam™ Recycling Collection Event from Dec. 30, 2013 to Jan. 6, 2014 at the south parking lot (12th St. SE & J St. SE) of Les Gove Park. Collection carts will be located in the northwest corner of the parking lot near the (free) used cooking oil collection container. Residents can access the collection site during daylight hours.
City of Auburn to Recognize Auburn Parks Department as Tree Steward

Awards & Recognition, Parks, Public Notices
The Auburn Parks Department is being recognized by the City of Auburn Urban Tree Board as a Tree Steward for preserving the Alaskan Cedar tree located at 910 Ninth St. SE. Daryl Faber, Parks Director will be presented with a proclamation and certificate during the City of Auburn Council Meeting on Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm. Additionally, the Alaskan Cedar Tree will be designated as a Heritage Tree in Auburn.
Severe Weather Shelter to stay open in Auburn through Tuesday

Public Notices, Emergency Message
In response to predicted cold weather conditions, the Auburn Food Bank is extending the dates of the severe weather shelter during overnight hours at Veteran's Memorial Park until temperatures moderate during overnight hours. The shelter is located at Veteran's Memorial Park in the William C. Warren Bldg. at 411 E ST NE.
Pre-registration now open for popular Auburn Police Department Citizens Academy

Public Notices, Economic Development, Emergency Message
Registration is now open for Auburn Police Department's Citizens Academy, scheduled to begin March 5, 2014. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Evening sessions will explore the inner workings of the police department and give citizens direct, candid, first-hand information regarding this important city public safety function.
FREE Holiday Light Recycling in Auburn

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Don't throw away those holiday lights - recycle them for FREE! Collection event sponsored by Ilalko Elementary School. All proceeds go to the 5th Grade Auburn Camp Program this year. Holiday lights will be collected from Dec. 2, 2013-Jan. 10, 2014.
Auburn retains Class 5 community rating through the National Flood Insurance Program

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The City of Auburn received notice that the City it had successfully completed the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (CRS) annual recertification process, and that the City’s Class 5 CRS rating remains in good standing for the upcoming year. Auburn, which has maintained its Class 5 rating since 2008, is one of only 77 communities nationwide with a CRS rating of Class 5 or higher.
Auburn City Council votes to authorize joint American-Vietnamese war memorial in Les Gove Park

Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
The Auburn City Council with a vote of 7-0 passed Resolution 5012 at their regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 2. The resolution approves a request for the placement of a Joint American-Vietnamese war memorial to be located in Les Gove Park.
VRFA Firefighters Collecting Toys for Needy Families in Algona, Auburn and Pacific

Public Notices, Emergency Message
Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters and staff are teaming up with the Auburn Food Bank to provide toys for needy children this holiday season. Look for VRFA staff donating time on evenings and weekends to collect toys at various area locations.
Auburn’s Daddy Daughter Date Night Set for Feb. 21 and 22

Event Announcements, Public Notices
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is proud to host its 8th annual Daddy Daughter Date Night event. The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, located at 808 Ninth St. SE.
Former Planning Director returning to Auburn to head reorganized Planning and Public Works Department

Public Notices, Economic Development
Kevin Snyder, former Auburn Planning Director, will be returning to Auburn in January 2014 to assume a similar, but expanded role. Mayor Pete Lewis and Mayor-elect Nancy Backus worked together to combine the Planning and Public Works departments in order create greater efficiencies in the community development and engineering infrastructure.
Solid Waste & Recycling Holiday Collection Schedule

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
There will be no garbage, recycling or yard/food waste collection on Thanksgiving Day. Collections scheduled for that Thursday will occur on Friday, and collections normally scheduled for Friday will occur on Saturday. Service will also be delayed by one day on Christmas Day and New Years Day.
A Busy Holiday Season In Auburn, Highlighted With Santa Parade

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
The City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation announces this year’s holiday line-up with a wide range of activities perfect for the holiday season. The Auburn festivities kick off on Saturday, Dec. 7, with a Snack & Craft activity, The Not-Its! Rockin’ Holiday and the annual Santa Parade, held on Main Street at 4:30 p.m. Community caroling and the annual Tree Lighting follow the parade.
Recycle your used cooking oils and fats this holiday season in Auburn for FREE!

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Planning on deep frying a turkey this holiday season? Auburn residents can participate in a waste-to-energy program that recycles their used fryer and cooking oil into low carbon biodiesel …and its FREE! Last year the City of Auburn partnered with General Biodiesel to provide residents with a safe, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used cooking oil and grease. So far, Auburn residents have recycled over 480-gallons of used cooking oil!
Auburn ranks in top 10 in Center for Digital Government and National League of Cities 2013 Digital Cities Survey

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e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program has announced the top-ranked cities in the 2013 Digital Cities Survey.
Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis Honored with 2013 Outstanding Service to Veterans Award

Arts & Entertainment, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis was honored with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs 2013 Outstanding Service to Veterans award due to his work on issues relating to supporting veterans and their families through access to services and employment opportunities. The award was presented at a special luncheon in Auburn, following the City’s annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Auburn Veterans Day Parade Announces Award Winners

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department has announced the winners of the 48th annual Veterans Day Parade held on Saturday, Nov. 9. The mile-long parade route was lined seven and eight deep with supporters waving American flags, saluting and shouting “Thank you!” to honor our veterans and active military personnel.
Auburn Reminds Parade Goers about Flag Etiquette

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Auburn Post 78 American Legionnaire Roger Olsen, Mayor Pete Lewis and Auburn’s Veterans Day event organizers wish to remind visitors to Auburn’s events on Saturday, Nov. 9 of the importance of observing proper etiquette regarding the United States flag.
Auburn’s Remembrance Ceremony to Honor the Memory of Those Lost in War

Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
Honoring the lasting memory of those who served in war and gave their lives for peace, the annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony and Lighting of the Flame will be held at Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park, specifically at the Veterans Memorial, located at 411 E Street NE, on Saturday Nov. 9 from 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. The ceremony takes place prior to Auburn’s 48th annual Veterans Day parade beginning at 11 a.m.
Auburn’s Veterans Day Observance Continues Proud Tradition

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Flags, families and thousands of veterans will line Main Street in Auburn for the mile-long Veterans Day Parade to be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. It will proceed west on Main from E Street SE to A Street NW near Auburn City Hall over a period of approximately two hours. The City of Auburn is proud to be a Vietnam Warm Commemorative Partner. The 2013 Veterans Day Parade will pay special tribute to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Brent King will serve as the Parade Grand Marshal as well as the guest speaker at the Veterans Day Luncheon following the parade.
Fourth Annual VRFA Scout Night at the Fire Station to be held Nov. 6 at Station 34 on Lea Hill

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The Valley Regional Fire Authority will host the fourth annual Scout Night at the Fire Station on Nov. 6 at the Lea Hill fire station located at 31290 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. Boy and girl scouts from the Algona, Auburn and Pacific area are invited to join the VRFA from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Topics for the event include a tour of the fire station, fire safety practices, basic first aid training, cooking safety, knot tying and information on how to be prepared for a disaster.
Veterans-related programs planned for Auburn Avenue Theater in November

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
The Auburn Avenue Theater will be bustling the week of the 48th annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance, with programs planned almost every evening in addition to a couple matinee performances. All FREE events are open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open one-hour prior to the performance.
Washington State’s Largest Marching Band Competition Participants to Compete in Auburn's Veterans Day Marching Band Competition

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Auburn High School’s 27th annual Veterans’ Day Marching Band Competition is Saturday, Nov. 9 from 1-9:30pm at Auburn Memorial Stadium, across the street from Auburn High School. The Veterans Day competition is hosted by the Auburn High School Band and Choir Parents. This event will feature the best in high school marching band music, precision (marching) and drill (formation) performances.
Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall Exhibit Returns to Auburn

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The Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall Exhibit, a half-scale replica of the Washington, D.C-based Vietnam Memorial Wall, will set down in the leafy shade of Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E Street Northeast, Nov. 8-11, in conjunction with Auburn’s 48th annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance. The Wall features the dramatic replica as well as an information center and traveling museum displaying memorabilia left at The Wall in Washington, D.C. The exhibit is open to the public 24 hours a day and is recommended for all ages or groups.
City of Auburn announces Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal

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Ernie Butler, the Executive Director of the Northwest Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), has named Brent King, Chapter Immediate Past President, as the Grand Marshal of Auburn’s 48th annual Veterans Day parade. The 48th annual event is paying special tribute to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), specifically the Northwest Chapter.
New Sculptures in the Auburn Downtown Sculpture Gallery and People’s Choice Winner Announced

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What does a rabbit, a flower, and a feather have in common? They are three of the six new sculptures that appeared in downtown Auburn last week. Initiated in 2012, this outdoor Downtown Sculpture Gallery invites artists throughout the region to showcase their artwork. The sculptures are selected through a competitive application process, and the artwork is on temporary loan to the City for a year.
Public invited to opening of Lea Hill Park Oct. 30

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The public is invited to attend a special ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of the opening of Lea Hill Park on Wednesday, October 30 at 4:00 p.m. at the new park site, located at the corner of 124th Avenue SE and SE 316th St.
City of Auburn finalizes purchase and sale of two downtown key development parcels in the Station District on S. Division St.

Major Projects, Public Notices, Economic Development
The Auburn City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 7, via Resolution No. 4999 completed their due diligence to clear the path for the purchase and sale of the SE & SW blocks of Division St. in downtown Auburn to Teutsch Partners LLC. The sale price of the two blocks is estimated at $1.75 million.
The City of Auburn Congratulates Orion Industries on Being Named 2013 Aerospace Company of the Year

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Governor Jay Inslee presented Orion Industries’ CEO, John Theisen, with the 2013 Aerospace Futures Alliance Company of the Year award Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the 8th Annual AFA Washington Governor’s Summit. Orion Industries will be opening their 100,000 square foot facility in Auburn near Dick Scobee Field and will bring over 260 jobs to Auburn. The facility is slated to open in the spring 2014.
Health insurance enrollment events in Auburn

Public Notices, Economic Development, Emergency Message
Starting October 1, 2013, King County and partner organizations will host events in Auburn where you can get help enrolling in Washington Healthplanfinder for health insurance coverage beginning on January 1, 2014. Certified customer-service experts will be available at each event to provide individual help as you compare and enroll in health insurance coverage and, if eligible, gain access to tax credits, reduced cost sharing, and public programs such as Medicaid.
Notice Of Public Hearing and of 30-Day Comment Period Proposed 2014 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan

Public Notices
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Auburn City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on November 4, 2013, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 25 West Main Street, in downtown Auburn about the proposed 2014 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects.
October Recycling Tip: Don’t let Your Food Go to Waste

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The average family in King County throws away nine pounds of food every week, adding up to nearly 400 pounds every year. As a result, more than one-third of the County’s garbage is made up of food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard debris—the largest percentage of the waste stream. When you recycle food scraps rather than throwing them in the garbage, they are turned into nutrient-rich compost for local gardens and parks. There are two ways to recycle food: with your garbage hauler in your compostables cart or by composting in your backyard.
Deadline approaching for youth to apply for Auburn Junior City Council

Public Notices, Economic Development
The City of Auburn is creating a nine-person junior city council in order to get advice and ideas from the youth perspective on things like parks, recreation, entertainment, traffic, police, festivals, trails, environmental stewardship and other social issues. Deadline to turn in applications is Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.
Register Now for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course in Auburn

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Division will offer a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area residents. Class begins on Oct. 8. CERT training is a 6-week course that meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m. All classes will be held in downtown Auburn. To date, the City of Auburn has trained over 500 CERT volunteers.
Volunteer to Help Build Auburn’s Newest Playground at Brannan Park Oct. 17 or 19

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The City of Auburn and The Auburn Food Bank are teaming up with KaBOOM! and Delta Air Lines to build a new playground at Auburn’s Brannan Park. The playground was designed by Auburn’s own kids and community members and getting ready for construction (see below). In a unique effort of a true community-lead playground from design to construction, the Auburn community is being asked to come together and help build this playground in conjunction with a team of volunteers from Delta Air Lines on Oct. 17 & 19.
Auburn Officials to Participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Rally Oct. 4

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A regional law enforcement rally for domestic violence awareness month is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4 at 12:15 p.m. at the Maleng Regional Justice Center located at 401 Fourth Avenue North in Kent. The event, sponsored by the Auburn Domestic Violence Task Force, will join law enforcement, domestic violence advocates, treatment providers, survivors and citizens, to rally against domestic violence.
Auburn Councilmember Bill Peloza attends NLC environmental conference

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City of Auburn Councilmember Bill Peloza traveled to South Florida for the autumn meeting of the National League of Cities (NLC) Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) committee. He saw first hand the threat of sea level rise and how salt water intrusion threatens the region’s Florida Everglades drinking water supply. This condition also has implications for community planning for water, transportation infrastructure, housing, and economic development.
September rain storm shows need for flood control construction projects in Auburn

Public Notices, Economic Development, Emergency Message
Auburn, along with many cities, experienced localized urban flooding due to the significant amount of rain during the Sept. 5 storm that saw nearly 2 inches of rain fall during this single event. This storm was classified as a 50 year event (an event that is may occur once every 50 years) and caused flooding on roadways on Auburn Way S., West Valley Hwy. N., 10th St. NE and C St. NE.
Year 2013 Annual Comprehensive Plan Text and Map Amendments

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Auburn Police Department Hosting Community Forum to Help Prevent Theft and Burglary Oct. 1

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The Auburn Police Department will be hosting a free community forum on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Auburn Senior Activity Center located at 808 Ninth St. SE from 6-8 PM. The forum is designed to help educate citizens on the best ways to prevent theft and burglary from their person, homes or vehicles.
Multinational Musical Group Up with People Performing in Auburn Sept. 20 & 21

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
The city of Auburn welcomes the multinational cast of Up with People and their latest production "Voices" which features the energy and talent of a cast and staff of 100 representing 20 countries. The live two-hour performance includes both original and popular music and is a dynamic blend of feature soloists, full cast production numbers, fast-moving choreography and colorful costumes.
Auburn to Host 7th Annual Disaster Fair September 15

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is promoting National Disaster Preparedness month by hosting Auburn's 7th Annual Disaster Fair on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 AM - 3 PM at the Plaza Park in downtown Auburn, at Main Street and Division Street. This is a fun-filled event for the whole family, featuring disaster preparedness information, ideas, demonstrations, and supplies.
City of Auburn and other valley cities launching new non-emergency phone number

Public Notices, Emergency Message
Beginning Sept. 16, 2013, Auburn, Algona and Pacific residents will have a new number to call for non-emergency situations. Citizens are now urged to call 253-288-2121 for circumstances that are non-emergent and do not require immediate assistance from police, fire or medics.
September Recycling Tip: Swapping, sharing, secondhand

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
We all love to save money, have cool stuff, and reduce waste. Now doing all three of those together has never been easier! Here are a few tips for swapping, sharing and buying secondhand:
Green River Community College ranks among top associate degree producers nationally

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Green River Community College was among the nation’s top associate degree and certificate awarding colleges in the 2012-2013 academic year according to a study released by national journal Community College Week. Over the last 10 years, Green River has made the top 100 list seven times.
Auburn's Hops & Crops Brew Festival Saturday, Sept. 14 at Mary Olson Farm

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Enjoy cool tunes and cold brews at the White River Valley Museum's 4th annual Hops & Crops Brew Fest featuring a sampling from regional craft breweries, a live music stage, craft artisans, food vendors, kid zone, hops exhibit, farmer’s market and much more.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Graduates 14 New Members

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is pleased to announce the addition of 14 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 538. The 14 new members graduated from the 30th CERT course that included 24 intensive hours of training over 6 weeks. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake.
Registration for Auburn’s annual Veterans Day Parade is currently underway

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The City of Auburn has begun accepting applications for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Official applications may be picked up at the a Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Office located at 910 Ninth Street SE or downloaded from the City of Auburn’s website at www.auburnwa.gov/events.
Auburn's International Festival set for Sunday, August 11

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The City of Auburn invites all to come downtown for the 2013 International Festival. This fun, community-wide celebration embraces and celebrates the diverse cultures that make up the City of Auburn. The event will be held on Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Downtown Auburn, located on 1st St. SW between A St. SW & South Division St. and is a tie between the Auburn International Farmers Market and Auburn Days.
Auburn mayor attends U.S. Conference of Mayors summer leadership session

Public Notices, Economic Development
Led by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mesa (AZ) Mayor Scott Smith, the nation’s mayors held their Summer Leadership Meeting in Park City, Utah on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3. Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, Chair of the USMC Veterans Task Force, was among the bipartisan delegation of over forty local leaders.
Meet the City of Auburn’s new Planning Director, Nancy Welch Aug. 5

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The City of Auburn will welcome its newest Planning Director, Nancy Welch, on Monday, Aug. 5 at a reception to be held at 7 p.m. at Auburn City Hall.
"Pianos on Parade" returns to downtown Auburn providing temporary art and music

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
Visitors to Downtown Auburn can play anything from Chopsticks to Chopin on five artistically treated pianos featured in the City of Auburn temporary art and music installation titled "Pianos on Parade". This second annual temporary art project, was installed on Aug. 1 and will be on view and available for play until Monday, Aug. 26.
August Recycling Tip: Plastics and glass recycling / Reusing & Reducing

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Recycling feels good! It also helps our City and our planet, so all your recycling efforts are greatly appreciated. Recycling is even more fun when it’s easy, so here are a few reminders and tips:
Auburn residents encouraged to donate school supplies for students in need

Public Notices
Communities in Schools of Auburn (CISA) is requesting donations for its annual school supply drive for Auburn School District students in need. CISA is hosting two events as the new school year approaches. The annual CISA Back to School Supply Drive will be collecting donations through Aug. 22 and seeks donations of backpacks, notebook paper (college or wide rule), pencil boxes, calculators, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, erasers, crayons, glue sticks, markers, notebook dividers, folders and other school supplies.
Another step forward for the Auburn Community Center

Major Projects, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
The City of Auburn will receive $3 million from the state’s new capital budget for a 20,100 square foot Community & Event Center to be constructed in Les Gove Park. Senator Joe Fain, an Auburn resident, requested and advocated for the capital budget appropriation on behalf of the City.
King County honors Auburn schools for 'green' efforts

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The King County Green Schools Program recently recognized four Auburn schools for successful conservation practices. The program has three levels which involve students and staff in learning about and practicing conservation of natural resources.
Family-friendly outdoor entertainment and blockbuster movies coming this summer to Auburn!

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is excited to announce the Summer Sounds & Cinema Series 2013 line-up. The combination of entertainment and movies will ensure these Friday nights in Auburn are blockbuster evenings.
Eastbound SR 18 Near Auburn to be closed July 26-29

Traffic Alerts, Public Notices
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close lanes on eastbound SR 18 between SR 167 and the Green River Bridge to replace pavement on the C Street SW exit approach and the roadway spanning the Green River (Neely Bridge) in Auburn. Both sections will be replaced during the weekend of July 26-29. Lanes will start closing at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26. WSDOT will reopen the lanes by 5 a.m. Monday, July 29.
Notice of Public Hearing and of 15-Day Comment Period on Proposed 2013 Community Development Block Grant Amendment

Public Notices, Economic Development
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Auburn City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on August 5, 2013, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 25 West Main Street, in downtown Auburn about the proposed amendment of the City’s prior Annual Action Plan projects for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
July Recycling Tip: Beyond the Curb

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Recycling rocks, but what about the stuff that you can’t put in your curbside recycling bin? In many cases, recycling solutions are available for those items too! Here are a few examples:
Auburn Emergency Management Volunteers honored for their service

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office recently presented Bronze Level Presidential Volunteer Service Awards to three volunteers for their dedicated service in 2012. Each volunteer donated a minimum of 100 hours of his or her time to Emergency Management activities. The award included a pin, a certificate, and a letter of congratulations signed by President Barack Obama.
Auburn's National Night Out Scheduled for Aug. 6 - America's Night Out Against Crime!

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development, Emergency Message
On Tuesday evening, Aug. 6, residents in neighborhoods throughout Auburn and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police, City of Auburn staff and elected officials. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most US cities and towns will celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, potlucks, safety fairs, and youth events.
Seeking vendors for Auburn's International Festival on Sunday, August 11

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
The City of Auburn’s 2013 International Festival is just around the corner and is seeking vendor participation in this fun, community-wide celebration! The event is scheduled for Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Downtown Auburn and will be held on 1st St. SW between A St. SW & South Division St.
Auburn's Soundbites concert series begins at noon on Thursday, July 11

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
Be part of the lunchtime summer fun in downtown. The City of Auburn is bringing back its outdoor performing art music series, Soundbites. This five-week series will feature a lively and eclectic musical mix certain to quench your ears and appetite. The series is supported by the Auburn Downtown Association.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduates 11 new members

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is pleased to announce the addition of 11 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 524. The 11 new members graduated from the area’s 29th CERT course that included 24 intensive hours of training over 6 weeks. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake.
M St. SE to Re-Open July 22

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The long-awaited opening of Auburn’s M Street SE underpass will take place on Monday, July 22, 2013 after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. The project, which began construction in February 2012, separates M Street SE from the at-grade Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s Stampede Pass rail crossing.
King County Executive's Small Business Awards Call for Nominations - Deadline July 15

Public Notices, Economic Development
Don't miss this opportunity to nominate your organization or others with your community who have not only emerged as solid enterprises, but are agile enough to stay ahead of the curve in your respective industries. Nomination deadline is July 15.
Bank & Banker Relationships 101 Business Workshop in Auburn July 11

Public Notices, Economic Development
A free business workshop sponsored by the Urban Center for Innovative Partnerships (IPZ) #15 Auburn and the City of Auburn Office of Economic Development will be presented by Bankers Capital Management on Thursday, July 11 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Auburn City Council Chambers located at 25 West Main St.
Space Still Available for Free Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Training July 17 in Auburn

Public Notices, Emergency Message
If you have wondered what you would do if faced with a small fire in your home or business, now is your chance to learn. The Valley Regional Fire Authority is offering free hands-on fire extinguisher training on July 17. Training sessions are open to Algona, Auburn and Pacific businesses and residents.
Auburn citizens can help with fireworks enforcement

Public Notices, Emergency Message
"Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if you have a problem with fireworks in your neighborhood." That’s the message Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis is sending to all Auburn citizens.
Farm Snooze Family Campout at Auburn's Mary Olson Farm

Parks, Public Notices
Pitch a tent and campout under the stars at the Mary Olson Farm! Farm Snooze is a night of fun farm activities including scavenger hunts, games, a lantern light farmhouse tour, and a hot dog and marshmallow roast. Farm Snooze is a unique camping experience, perfect for a family's first or 50th camping trip!
Auburn Opens Cooling Center in Response to Excessive Heat Warning

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning that will remain in effect until 11 PM this evening. In response to the warning, the City of Auburn will open the Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 9th St. SE. as a cooling center until 9 PM this evening.
Auburn Officials Remind Residents to Stay Cool and Safe this 4th of July Week

Public Notices, Emergency Message
With the excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service this week, the Auburn Police Department asks residents to secure their home windows and doors to prevent potential burglaries and break-ins
Fireworks Safety Tips from the Valley Regional Fire Authority

Public Notices, Emergency Message
As Independence Day celebrations near, the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) encourages everyone to adopt safe fireworks practices to help prevent fires and injuries.
Auburn's Kids Summerstage just around the corner

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is excited to announce the rockin’ 2013 line-up of the popular Kids Summerstage. The combination of entertainment and park activities is a treat for kids and grown-ups of all ages at these free afternoon concerts.
Community Meeting regarding King County Transfer Station to be held July 11 in Auburn

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
The King County Solid Waste Division is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, July 11 to provide information about the need for a new recycling and transfer station in south King County and the type of environmental impacts being studied.
Auburn to Celebrate 122nd Birthday with Downtown Party

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The Auburn Downtown Association, in cooperation with the City of Auburn, is throwing a party to celebrate Auburn’s 122nd birthday, the first annual celebration. Festivities will run from 4 to 8 PM, on Friday, June 14, 2013 at City Hall Plaza, 25 West Main Street. The celebration will honor Auburn's history with local musicians, food and a beer garden featuring local craft beers. Proceeds from this event will go to the Auburn Food Bank.
China Delegation visits Auburn to establish formal Friendship City Relationship

Public Notices, Economic Development
A VIP delegation from Guanghan, China visited Auburn on June 4, 2013 on the invitation of Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis. Lewis led a similar exchange to Guanghan last year. On March 27, 2013, Lewis sent a letter to Guanghan People's Government Deputy Mayor Li Yubo, inviting him and his official delegation to visit Auburn to formalize the Friendship City Relationship.
June Recyling Tip: Recycling and Climate Change

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Recycling isn’t a remedy for the world’s problems, but recycling can be an investment in the future, and a statement. And if it is just as easy to put something in a recycling bin as put it in a trash can, why not?
Notice of Application and Public Comment Period PLT13-0001 and SEP13-0008

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The public is invited to comment, request a copy of the decision, when available, and be made aware of any appeal rights relating to File No. PLT13-0001 and SEP13-0008. A property located at 6033 S. 300th St., parcel No.: 0221049027 called the Westbridge Subdivision.
Auburn Parks prepares for annual KidsDay Event Friday, June 21

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Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is gearing up for its annual KidsDay event, to be held at Les Gove Park located at 1005 12th St. SE on Friday, June 21.
VRFA Offers Free Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Training

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Emergency Message
If you have wondered what you would do if faced with a small fire in your home or business, now is your chance to learn. The Valley Regional Fire Authority is offering free hands-on fire extinguisher training this summer. Classes are open to Algona, Auburn and Pacific businesses and residents.
Annual Memorial Day Celebration to be held at Auburn Mountain View Cemetery

Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
Memorial Day commemorates all Americans, who have died in military service for the United States. In Auburn, a special Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m. in the flag plaza at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, 2020 Mountain View Drive. The public is invited to attend.
Informal Weekly Networking Opportunities Offered in Auburn

Public Notices, Economic Development
The Urban Center for Innovative Partnerships (IPZ #15 Auburn) is offering a weekly social opportunity called 3 No Networking designed to cultivate interaction and networking opportunities for Auburn businesses and organizations.
Local Businesses Support Inaugural EmD3-on-03

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
The event is still three months away, but sponsorship sales are brisk for the inaugural EmD3-ON-3 on the weekend of August 10 &11. Bob Fraser, Director of Operations at Emerald Downs and the lead organizer for the event, said local businesses and leaders are stepping up in big numbers to support the region’s biggest hoops extravaganza.
Auburn to host Jr. Tanoa Showcase Memorial Day Weekend

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
Some of the best 7th/8th grade football players from Washington, Arizona and California will compete in the Jr. Tanoa Showcase to be held at Auburn Memorial Stadium May 25-26, Memorial Day Weekend.
Auburn gearing up for award-winning Petpalooza festival

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department continues to accept registrations for the Dog Trot Fun Run, to be held Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. The registration fee is $20per person and includes an event T-Shirt. T-Shirts are available on a limited basis for late registrations.
May Recycling Tip: Plastic Recycling

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
If you find plastics recycling confusing, you’re not alone. Because countless types of plastics exist, and not all plastics are collected in the curbside recycling cart, it’s not always clear what goes where. But the good news is that recycling companies are working hard to make plastics recycling easier for the public, by giving clearer guidelines and accepting more items.
Mountain View Cemetery's Marker Clean-up Day is May 11

Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
Mountain View Cemetery's annual Marker Clean-up Day is Saturday, May 11 from 9 am. to 1 p.m. Families are invited to care and clean their markers. Markers are considered private property and normal care and maintenance is the responsibilty of the respective family.
Nominations open for King County Executive's Small Business Awards

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Mayor Pete Lewis is calling out to Auburn small businesses to let them know they can apply for the King County Executive's 2013 Small Business Awards.
Apply Now for King County's Best Workplaces Recycling Awards

Public Notices, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
King County has launched its seventh annual Best Workplaces program, recognizing local businesses with exceptional programs who are leading the way in reducing, reusing and recycling all types of waste. The 2013 application is now available here.
Auburn Manufacturer receives Seattle Magazine’s Manufacturing Innovator of the Year award

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Congratulations to Pete Agtuca and Three Phase Energy Systems, an Auburn-based company located at 3205 C St. NE. Agtuca won Seattle Magazine’s Manufacturing Innovator of the Year award—Small Firms. Agtuca says he began inventing in his Renton garage in 1992. Today he employs 29 workers at his Auburn business, providing parts, components, sub-components and assembly to a global marketplace. His company has nine patents and 12 more pending.
Register Now for Auburn's Clean Sweep

Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
Auburn’s Clean Sweep is just a few weeks away and you’re invited to volunteer for this fun, annual event scheduled for Saturday, May 4.
Confusion Remains When It Comes to Recycling, City of Auburn Study Finds

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Last fall, the City of Auburn did a survey of nearly 300 residential recycling carts, and found more than 70 percent contained items that were not actually recyclable. The City wanted to see what people were actually putting in their carts, so they could help inform residents better about recycling.
Auburn's Petpalooza named Top Event by Washington Parks and Recreation Association

Awards & Recognition, Parks, Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn’s Petpalooza festival received the top “Spotlight Award for Program Excellence” for Events, Fairs and Festivals from the Washington State Parks and Recreation Association (WRPA). The award honors public agencies for outstanding and unique achievements.
City of Auburn Utility Discount & Rebate Program

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn offers reduced utility rates or rebates to citizens meeting certain age and income requirements. This discount is also provided within the same financial limitations for customers who are totally and permanently disabled.
What to do with home repair and remodeling waste

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
It’s the word that strikes fear into a homeowner’s heart: “Remodeling!” Yes, this is the beginning of remodeling season, but no, your project doesn’t have to be a nightmarish experience. Figuring out what to do with the waste can be one of the most annoying aspects of remodeling, so here are a few tips...
Free Natural Yard Care Workshops Scheduled in Auburn

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Natural Yard Care workshops teach you how easy and rewarding natural yard care can be. They’re fun, informative and FREE. Workshops are available to all residents who live within the city limits of Auburn, so bring a neighbor and come learn about healthy, natural yard care.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) graduates 15 new members

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is pleased to announce the addition of 15 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 506. The 15 new members graduated from the area’s 27th CERT course that included 24 intensive hours of training over six weeks. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake
Incentives to build in downtown Auburn just got sweeter

Public Notices, Economic Development
Developers looking to invest and build in South Puget Sound just received another good reason to choose downtown Auburn. Several incentives are in place that make building in Auburn favorable, but the City Council recently sweetened the pot to entice developers even more.
Join the Auburn Community Yard Sale

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Turn your unwanted household goods into cash and provide someone else with a new treasure! Be a part of the fun and have a single-family yard sale at your Auburn home or a multifamily sale with your neighbors June 7-9.
Looking for Auburn's Top Cat and Big Dog photo model

Event Announcements, Public Notices
If you think your cat or dog is cute enough to be the City of Auburn’s pet model of the year, enter the city’s Top Cat & Big Dog Photo Model contest. The free contest is designed to choose an Auburn cat and dog to represent the city in its Animal Services marketing material.
Kickoff for Phase Two of Auburn Veterans Mural Project Begins

Event Announcements, Awards & Recognition, Parks
The City of Auburn is proud to support the Auburn Memorial Mural project at Veterans Memorial Park. This project not only honors our veterans, but also gives Auburn students the opportunity to research and create a visual memorial to the military men and women who have served the United States through many wars.
9-1-1 Center offers one-day citizens academy

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Valley Communications Center is hosting a Citizens Academy on Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This one day program will introduce the public to the exciting world of emergency communications, from the time a 9-1-1 call is received to the moment a police or fire dispatch is made.
Auburn Golf Course gears up for a hot 2013 season

Public Notices, Economic Development
The Auburn Golf Course announces its 2013 program that includes a new Executive Ladies Club and a new Stay and Play program in partnership with two area hotels.
March Recycling Tip: “Bag Your Bags” Program

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
King County’s “Bag your Bags. Bring ‘em Back” campaign brings together recycling, reuse and reduction right in your kitchen and grocery store.
Standard & Poor’s Rating Service assigns ‘AA’ rating to Auburn

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
The Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S & P) assigned its 'AA' long term rating to Auburn, Wash.'s series 2013A and 2013B utility system revenue bonds. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its 'AA' long term rating on the city's series 2010A and 2010B utility system revenue bonds.
Waste Management’s New Public CNG Fueling Station will Service CNG-Equipped Cars, Trucks and Commercial Fleet Vehicles

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn welcomes a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station to the city. Now owners of CNG-equipped vehicles and commercial fleet drivers can fuel up at a new natural gas fueling station at Small & Sons Fueling Station in Auburn. The state’s newest CNG public fueling station is owned and operated by Waste Management and Small & Sons. Representatives from Waste Management, Small & Sons and Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will celebrate the grand opening with the City of Auburn’s Mayor and members of the City Council.
Reception to be held honoring individuals for their contribution to the City of Auburn

Event Announcements, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis and the Auburn City Council will be hosting a reception on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 to recognize and honor the following individuals for their service to the City of Auburn
Peloza elected Vice-Chair of Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWMAC)

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development, Solid Waste & Recycling
City of Auburn Councilmember Bill Peloza was elected as Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWMAC) for 2013. Peloza’s election was announced on February 8, 2013 following the 2013 election of leadership. Chris Eggen, Deputy Mayor of the City of Shoreline was elected Chair.
Half million dollar grant awarded to improve guardrails in Auburn

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The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has awarded a $502,275 grant to the City of Auburn to fund citywide guardrail improvements. The grant from WSDOT’s 2013 Quick Response Safety Program will fund guardrail installation at the following locations:
Red Cross Emergency Shelter Operations Training Offered in Auburn

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The City of Auburn, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is offering emergency shelter operations training. This training is designed to prepare community volunteers to assist with running emergency shelters during disasters. The class will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center at 1 E Main St; Suite 380.
Auburn Recycling Tip: What to do with the big, toxic items

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
There’s a country band called “Big & Rich,” but today we’re going to talk about the “Big and Scary” – How do you dispose of the big, bulky items or toxic stuff you can’t set out on the curb?
Congressman Dave Reichert to open Auburn Office

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) is locating an office at 2 First St. SE in downtown Auburn. Reichert will hold an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The public is invited.
Traffic Advisory: Night Work to Begin on 15th St. SW Jan. 27

Traffic Alerts, Public Notices
Night work will begin Sunday, Jan. 27 from 7:00 PM until 5:00 AM for approximately 3-4 weeks. Lane closures will be utilized using the following traffic controls: Signs, cones, arrow boards, and a police officer during the work in the intersection of 15th and C St. Alternate routes are strongly advised.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course begins in March in Auburn

Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Division will offer a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area residents. The training is a four week course that meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-12:00. The dates of the class are March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, with the final drill & graduation on Thursday, March 28, from 8am-12pm. All classes will be held in downtown Auburn.
Severe weather shelter extended through weekend in Auburn

Public Notices, Emergency Message
In response to predicted cold and wet weather conditions, the Auburn Food Bank will operate a severe weather shelter during overnight hours Jan. 14-20 at the locations listed below.
Registration Now Open for Auburn's Dog Trot Fun Run

Event Announcements, Parks, Public Notices
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is now accepting registrations for the popular Dog Trot Fun Run. The first 100 participants to register will receive a FREE goodie bag valued at over $20. Apply before April 26 and save $5 on the registration fee.The early registration fee is $15 per person and includes an event T-Shirt.
Animal Services comes home to Auburn

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
The City of Auburn and Auburn Valley Humane Society will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Auburn Valley Humane Society (AVHS) shelter on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 11:30 AM to 12 PM. The event, located at 4910 A St. S.E. Auburn, is open to the public.
Auburn’s Winter Preschool Classes Now Accepting Registrations

Parks, Public Notices
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation has a multitude of activities available for you preschool-aged child. Take advantage of one or several of winter offerings. Registration is now open for the following classes:
Register Now for Auburn’s Before and After School Care Program

Parks, Public Notices
Auburn's before and after school care program Around the Bell is currently taking registrations. There are several options to choose from: 5 day or 3 day, before and after, before only, after only or late start only. Please call our office for specific fees.
Pre-registration now open for popular Auburn Citizens Academy

Public Notices, Emergency Message
Registration is open for Auburn Police Department's Citizens Academy, scheduled to begin March 6, 2013. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Evening sessions will explore the inner workings of the police department and give citizens direct, candid, first-hand information regarding this important city public safety function.
United Way of King County opens free tax preparation office in Auburn

Public Notices
United Way of King County will once again open a temporary tax preparation office in the City of Auburn beginning Jan. 15 until April 15, 2013. Free quality tax preparation will be available by IRS-certified volunteers for households making less than $51,000.
Auburn Councilmember John Partridge to serve on National League of Cities committee

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Washington, DC – Auburn Councilmember John Partridge has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Arizona.
Free workshops on hidden hazards in the arts

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Artists and art educators can learn safe storage, disposal and safer chemical at four, free “Hidden Hazards in the Arts” workshops – coming soon to Seattle, and sponsored by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.
Auburn Movie Night: ‘Addicted to Plastic’ January 17

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn’s Solid Waste & Recycling Division will be screening a free movie, “Addicted to Plastic”, Thursday evening, Jan. 17, 2013. The event aims to educate the community about plastics; the effects of plastics on the environment and human health; and the plastics industry.
National League of Cities taps Auburn Councilmember John Holman for key committee assignment

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Washington, DC – Auburn Councilmember John Holman has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Arizona.
Councilmember Largo Wales appointed to NLC Steering Committee on Human Development

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn Councilmember Largo Wales has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Human Development Steering Committee. This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity, and immigration reform. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Arizona.
Cut Down the Amount of Junk Mail You Receive

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Paper junk mail is still a pervasive problem for many of us, not to mention those darn phone books that suddenly appear on our front porch. But don’t despair. King County recently introduced a free online opt-out service that will help residents reduce their junk mail and unwanted phone books.
Auburn Councilmember Bill Peloza lands National League of Cities appointment

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
Bill Peloza, Councilmember, City of Auburn, Wash. has been appointed as Vice Chair of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee (EENR) in 2013. Peloza’s appointment was announced on Dec. 18, 2012 by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor, Avondale, Ariz.
Recycling, donating or disposing of your ‘stuff’ can help with moving stress

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Moving into a new home, closing a loved one’s home or making room for family members at your place can create an overwhelming amount of “stuff” that’s no longer wanted.
Free Styrofoam Recycling in Auburn Dec. 26-Jan. 4

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn is hosting its first Holiday Styrofoam™ Block Recycling Collection Event Dec. 26, 2012 to Jan. 4, 2013 at the City’s gravel parking lot, South Division & 1st Street SW (south of Sunbreak Café). Collection carts will be located in the northeast corner of the parking lot, with resident access available during daylight hours.
City of Auburn Christmas Tree and Wreath Recycling

Event Announcements, Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Residents who live within the city limits of Auburn and have Waste Management or Allied Waste Services for garbage service can recycle their Christmas trees and organic wreaths for no additional cost. If you live outside of the Auburn city limits (unincorporated King County), contact your garbage and recycling hauler for Christmas tree recycling information.
The new A-B Corridor is open

Major Projects, Traffic Alerts, Public Notices
The City of Auburn opened the new A-B Corridor this aftenoon after it received the final okay from the Washington Utilities and Transporation Commission (UTC). The City, BNSF, adjacent property owners and the UTC all recently agreed on safety measures needed to be installed surrounding the small railway spur that crosses the road.
Auburn transportation projects receive $1.5 million

Major Projects, Awards & Recognition, Economic Development
The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) recently awarded over $1.5 million of federal transportation funds to the City of Auburn. The competitive federal grants were among $450 million approved by the PSRC for priority projects that will improve local and regional mobility.
City of Auburn Biennial Budget Passed by City Council

Public Notices, Economic Development
Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis is pleased to announce that the 2013-14 budget has been passed. “After two years of work, five budget review sessions, a public meeting and lots of public notices, the Auburn City Council passed the 2013-2014 Budget on December 3rd,” he said.
Auburn's Shop with a Cop Holiday Tradition to be Held Dec. 8

Event Announcements, Public Notices
The Auburn Police Officers Association (APOA) is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Shop with a Cop Event on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. One child from each of the 22 schools in the Auburn School District was chosen by their school to participate in this year's Shop with a Cop event.
Don’t be down in the dumps - Make recycling work for you

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Are any recyclables falling through the cracks at your house? Could be, because more than half of the garbage going into King County’s landfill is actually recyclable! To make sure you keep as much out of the garbage as possible, follow these tips for making recycling more convenient:
VRFA and Auburn Food Bank Collecting Toys for Kids

Public Notices, Emergency Message
Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters and Auburn Food Bank employees are teaming up to provide toys for needy children this holiday season. Look for VRFA staff donating time on evenings and weekends to collect toys and cash for Auburn-area kids.
Solid Waste Hauler to Change for the Holt/Cobble Creek Area on January 1, 2013

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The City of Auburn’s contracted solid waste hauler, Waste Management will assume collection and disposal of solid waste on January 1, 2013, in Holt/Cobble Creek area that was annexed in 2005 via Ordinance #5516.
New Community Emergency Response Team members complete training

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is pleased to announce the addition of 26 new members to the area's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 491.
Citizen comments sought for Flood Hazard Management Plan Update

Event Announcements, Public Notices
Auburn property owners that could be affected by flooding of the White or Green Rivers can provide comments and suggestions to King County to help update the County's Flood Hazard Management Plan. The Plan, which was first adopted in 2007, addresses flood risks to people and property throughout King County.
New disposal station open for used household cooking oil and fryer grease

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
If you're planning to deep fry your Thanksgiving turkey this season, the City of Auburn has a safe way to dispose of the leftover used cooking oil. The City has partnered with General Biodiesel to provide residents with a safe, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used fryer grease. The free waste-to-energy program recycles it into low carbon biodiesel.
Solid Waste & Recycling Holiday Collection Changes

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
There will be no garbage, recycling or yard/food waste collection on Thanksgiving Day. Collections scheduled for that Thursday will occur on Friday, and collections normally scheduled for Friday will occur on Saturday.
Auburn Sculpture Gallery features seven outdoor art pieces

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices, Economic Development
”Roadrunner” (left) is the current frontrunner in Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery People’s Choice vote. The sculpture, by artist Dan Klennert, stands in front of Harold’s Plumbing on the corner of Main St. & B St. SW.
Auburn City Council considers proposed solid waste rates for 2013

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Increases in solid waste rates have been proposed to the Auburn City Council as part of the city's 2013-14 budget. If approved, rate changes will take effect January 1, 2013.
Auburn Veterans Day Parade Announces Award Winners

Spotlight, Arts & Entertainment, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department has announced the winners of the 47th annual Veterans Day Parade held on Saturday, Nov. 10. The mile-long parade route was lined seven and eight deep with supporters waving American flags, saluting and shouting “Thank you!” to honor our veterans and active military personnel.
Make No Mistake, Ted Vigil as John Denver at the Auburn Ave Nov. 16 and 17

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
John Denver is alive and well with Ted Vigil! See the incredible performance live at the Auburn Ave Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. You’ll be saying “I can’t believe how much he looks just like John Denver!”
Boeing's Supplier of the Year, Orion Industries to open Auburn Facility

Public Notices, Economic Development
Orion Industries will be moving 265 employees to a new 100,000 square foot facility to be built in Auburn. A land acquisition agreement between the City of Auburn and Orion Industries was passed by the Auburn City Council at its Nov. 5 meeting.
Celebrate Veteran’s Day with Sweet Swing: A Tribute to the Andrew’s Sisters on November 10 at the Auburn Ave!

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
Celebrate Veteran’s Day with Sweet Swing, a tribute to the Andrew’s Sisters! Stick around town after the annual Vet’s Day parade for an early 6:30 p.m. show at the Auburn Avenue Theater on Saturday, November 10. It’ll be a flashback to great 1940s music.
Auburn Customers to Receive Service Credit for Disruption of Garbage Collection

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Auburn Waste Management customers will see a service credit on their December bill thanks to a $225,300 settlement recently reached by the City of Auburn and Waste Management. The settlement compensates for Waste Management’s failure to make scheduled solid waste collections from July 25 - Aug. 1, 2012 due to an employee strike.
Region ‘revs up’ powerful partnerships to increase student achievement in Race to the Top application

Major Projects, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
In an unprecedented showing of region-wide collaboration, seven school districts completed a joint grant application for up to $40 million in federal Race to the Top funds and submitted it this week to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.
November Recycling Tips from the City of Auburn: Don't Let Your Food Go to Waste

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The average family in King County throws away 9 pounds of food every week, adding up to 470 pounds every year. As a result, more than one-third of the County’s garbage is made up of food scraps, food-soiled paper and yard debris—the largest percentage of the waste stream.
Auburn’s Veterans Day Observance Continues Proud Tradition

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Flags, families and thousands of veterans will line Main Street in Auburn for the mile-long Veterans Day Parade to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11:00 AM. It will proceed west on Main from E St. SE to A St. NW near Auburn City Hall over a period of approximately two hours. The 2012 Veterans Day Parade will pay special tribute to the American Veterans (AMVETS). John J. Hauff, Sr., will serve as the Parade Grand Marshal as well as the guest speaker at the Veterans Day Luncheon following the parade.
Notice of Public Hearing: Cruze Rezone REZ12-0005

Public Notices
The Hearing Examiner of the City of Auburn, Washington, will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Auburn City Hall located at 25 West Main Street on the rezoning of Parcel Number: 2648000610.
New King County District Court coming to Auburn

Public Notices
The transition from Auburn Municipal Court to King County District Court takes place this Thursday, November 1 – expanding and improving access to justice for the residents of South King County.
Auburn Veterans Observance Adds WWII USS Indianapolis Tribute with Survivor George Horvath

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
The City of Auburn is pleased to announce an addition to the scheduled Veterans Day activities - a World War II USS Indianapolis Tribute, with survivor George Horvath (pictured left) as the guest of honor. This presentation will be held at the Auburn Ave. Theater, 10 Auburn Avenue, on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open at 5:30 PM.
Auburn’s Remembrance Ceremony to Honor the Memory of Those Lost in War

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Honoring the lasting memory of those who served in war and gave their lives for peace, the annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony and Lighting of the Flame will be held at Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park, specifically at the Veterans Memorial, located at 411 E St. NE, on Saturday Nov. 10 from 9:45 – 10:15 AM. The ceremony takes place prior to Auburn’s 47th annual Veterans Day parade beginning at 11:00 AM.
City of Auburn announces Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal John J. Hauff of AMVETS

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
The National Veterans Day Committee and the US Department of Defense have once again selected the City of Auburn as one of the few Regional Sites for Veterans Day Observance in 2012 This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 and will pay special tribute to one of America’s foremost veteran service organizations, AMVETS (American Veterans). The 2012-13 AMVETS State Commander, David Rowland of Sunnyside, Wash. chose John J. Hauff, Sr. of Lakewood, Wash. to represent AMVETS as the Grand Marshal of Auburn’s 47th annual parade.
Washington State’s Largest Marching Band Competition brings 25 bands to march in Auburn’s 47th annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
Auburn High School’s 26th annual Veterans Day Marching Band Competition is Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1:30-9:00 PM at Auburn Memorial Stadium, across the street from Auburn Senior High School. The Veterans Day competition is hosted by the Auburn High School Band and Choir Parents. This event will feature the best in high school marching band music, precision (marching) and drill (formation) performances.
Auburn Reminds Parade Goers about Flag Etiquette

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
Auburn Post 78 American Legionnaire Roger Olsen, Mayor Pete Lewis and Auburn’s Veterans Day event organizers wish to remind visitors to Auburn’s events on Saturday, Nov. 10 of the importance of observing proper etiquette regarding the U.S. flag.
City of Auburn named an All-America City by the National Civic League

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Economic Development
The City of Auburn, Seattle and six South King County cities were named All-America Cities by the National Civic League this summer based on the region’s ambitious plan to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
Office of King County Sheriff and City of Auburn look to fund pre-design of a centralized training facility

Major Projects, Public Notices, Economic Development, Emergency Message
Thanks to a partnership with King County Sheriff Steve Strachan, Auburn is one step closer to building a regional law enforcement firing range and joint police and fire training facility. The Sheriff's Office agreed to help fund a portion of the pre-design phase of the project.
Curbing wire theft in Auburn

Major Projects, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn and Green River Community College have teamed up to fight the growing problem of copper wire theft in the city. "Thieves were stripping our street light junction boxes costing the city thousands of dollars to repair," said Mayor Pete Lewis. "We've looked at several options to help prevent the thefts and came up with an idea that utilizes Green River Community College's commercial welding program."
3 Pigs to outwit wolf at Auburn Ave Nov. 3 for AveKids series

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
The classic tale of the three little pigs gets revamped! AveKids presents StoryBook Theater’s 3 Pigs Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2:00 PM. at the Auburn Avenue Theater. Will these little piggies outwit the hungry wolf?
White River Valley Museum Lecture on Nov. 8: The Stories Old Buildings Tell Us

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
Join us at the White River Valley Museum on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for an open house and special lecture on The Stories Old Buildings Tell Us. In this presentation, historic preservationist Michael Herschensohn examines historic buildings across the state as well as those in our own back yard.
Seahawks fans rejoice, The Craig Terrill Band to rock the house at the Auburn Ave Nov. 3

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
From Seahawks football to all-American rock band, join the Craig Terrill Band at the Auburn Avenue Theater Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 PM. For all the energy and feeling of football on stage, come see the Craig Terrill Band.
See Stand-Out Stand-Up as the Seattle Int’l Comedy Competition takes to the Auburn Ave Nov. 2 & 9

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
The 33nd Annual Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition will once again take over the Auburn Avenue Theater for two nights of the preliminary rounds, Nov. 2 and 9 at 7:30 PM.
Sign Up Now for Art Camp Overnight at the White River Valley Museum

Arts & Entertainment, Event Announcements, Public Notices
Has your child ever wanted to have their own “night at the museum”? Then sign them up for our Art Camp Overnight on Nov. 16 & 17! This overnight is perfect for kids age 7-12 and includes artistically themed activities to pair with the museum’s Small Works Big Presents, the Gift of Art exhibit. Kids will also participate in scavenger hunts, take a flashlight tour and watch a museum themed movie.
White River Valley Museum Awarded Over $37,000 in Grants, Sponsorships and Site Specific Arts Award

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The White River Valley Museum and the Mary Olson Farm have been the recipients of $37,215 through grants and sponsorships and is the benefactor of a $15,000 Site Specific award by 4Culture. The funds will be applied toward award-winning educational programs, exhibits, and a play which was performed at the Mary Olson Farm.
Participate in Free Compost Workshops in Auburn Beginning Oct. 20

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The first of three free composting workshops will be held on Oct. 20 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at The English Home & Garden located at 102 29th St. SE. Participants will learn how to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers; reduce erosion and soil compaction; control diseases and pest infestation; increase plant production; and conserve natural resources.
Auburn's Downtown Sculpture Gallery Nears Completion

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Popping up throughout Auburn’s downtown are pedestals that will soon house works of art for all to enjoy. November 2012 will initiate the City’s first Outdoor Sculpture Gallery which once completed will house seven sculptures by artists Lin Rebolini McJunkin, Nicky Falkenhayn, Kris Vermeer, Kenneth Hall, Dan Klennert, Leo E. Osborn, and Mark Stevenson. The sculptures vary in size, type and medium and were selected by a committee that included Arts Commission members, artists, and downtown business representatives.
Auburn Recreation Coordinator Jamie Werner Awarded 2012 King County Region Special Olympics Coach of the Year

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
Auburn Recreation Coordinator Jamie Werner was honored last month as the 2012 King County Region Special Olympics Coach of the Year. Werner has been with the Auburn Parks Specialized Recreation program for over 20 years, where she began as a volunteer, then a summer intern and has overseen Auburn’s Specialized Recreation programs since 1999. Werner will be honored for her accomplishments at the upcoming City Council meeting on Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Auburn City Hall located at 25 West Main St.
Auburn Councilmember John Holman Earns AWC Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
Auburn City Council member John Holman recently earned his Certificate of Municipal Leadership (CML) from the Association of Washington Cities, completing more than 30 hours of training to earn the distinction.
Auburn Museum Wants to Hear Your Wedding Story

Arts & Entertainment, Public Notices
The White River Valley Museum wants to hear your wedding stories in correlation with a new exhibit, I DO! Traditions of the American White Wedding sponsored by Auburn’s own Nelson’s Jewelry and Gifts. The exhibit uses antique wedding gowns and accessories to explore the histories and myths surrounding the traditions of the American white wedding.
Notice Of Public Hearing and of 30-Day Comment Period on proposed 2013 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan

Public Notices, Economic Development
Notice is hereby given that the Auburn City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 25 West Main St., Auburn about the proposed 2013 Annual Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects.
October Recycling Tips from the City of Auburn: Where Does Your Recycling Go?

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
Recycling involves a lot more than just the collection of materials. Those materials need to be picked up, processed and turned into a new product, and that product needs to be marketed and sold. Only then can recycling be considered a success.
Auburn Councilmember John Holman Appointed by Governor to Serve on Forensic Investigation Council

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
Auburn councilmember John Holman has been appointed by Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire to the Forensic Investigations Council. His 4-year term began on Aug. 24. The Forensic Investigations Council oversees the state toxicology laboratory at the University of Washington; studies and recommends improvements in the death investigation system; and reports the findings to the Legislature.
Rally for domestic violence awareness month Oct. 5 at Regional Justice Center

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A regional law enforcement rally for domestic violence awareness month is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5 at 12:00 p.m. at the Maleng Regional Justice Center located at 401 Fourth Avenue North in Kent. The event, sponsored by the Auburn Domestic Violence Task Force, will join law enforcement, domestic violence advocates, treatment providers, survivors and citizens, to rally against domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony in City Hall Plaza Oct. 1

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Soroptimist International of Auburn will “light up Auburn purple”-the color associated with domestic violence awareness-as they join with the Auburn Domestic Violence Victims Task Force to provide awareness of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A ceremony is planned on Monday, Oct. 1 at Auburn City Hall plaza area at 12 p.m.
Outlaw Days at Auburn's Mary Olson Farm: Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7

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Relive the days of old West outlaws with “Gentleman Desperado” a new interactive theater experience by Seattle playwright Keri Healey, made possible by 4culture site specific projects. “Gentleman Desperado” consists of a series of six short (5-10 minute) scenes and songs detailing the story of Harry Tracy from his prison break, to his run in with the Olson family and ultimately to his demise.
Auburn Community Players season opens with classic Willy Wonka at the Auburn Ave. Oct. 19

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This fall Auburn Community Players unleashes Willy Wonka running at the Auburn Avenue Theater Oct. 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 20, and 28 at 2 p.m. This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Grab your tickets early and support your friends and neighbors!
Auburn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course Scheduled to Begin Oct. 9

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The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office, in conjunction with the White River Valley Citizen Corps Council and the Valley Regional Fire Authority, will offer a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area residents. The training is a six week course that meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 beginning Oct. 9
High School Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course Scheduled to Begin Oct. 1

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The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office, in conjunction with the White River Valley Citizen Corps Council and the Valley Regional Fire Authority, will offer a High School Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area students. The training runs the length of the school year and is held during PLC Mondays from 7:45– 8:40 a.m. at Auburn High School.
City of Auburn Launches Fresh New Design for City Website

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The City of Auburn has launched a redesigned website (www.auburnwa.gov) with some exciting new features and a fresh, user-friendly design. The goal of the redesign was to create a user experience that is more efficient, utilizing the many tools that make doing business with the City of Auburn more convenient.
Almost Live alum, Brooks McBeth, headlining Auburn's Comedy at the Ave's kick off show Sept. 22

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When Comedy at the Ave kicks off its 2012-2013 season on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. you'll be wondering "Seriously, who is that guy?! He looks sooo familiar!” The answer? Renton native Brooks McBeth! The Almost Live alum will be appearing live at the Auburn Avenue Theater fresh off an appearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
AC/DC tribute, Hell's Belles, rocking out at Auburn Ave. Oct. 5

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The butt-kicking women of Hell's Belles, the world famous all-ladies tribute to AC/DC will be in Auburn to rock your world Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Theater. These ladies embody everything the real musicians of AC/DC have to show, so come out and see the next best thing.
Auburn Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Sept. 29

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On Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Auburn Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Take in world fairytales with Malika, Queen of Cats at the Auburn Ave. Sept. 29

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AveKids kicks off its 2012-2013 season with the Tears of Joy Theatre production of Malika, Queen of Cats! Take in this artful rendition of the classic Palestinian fairytale at the Auburn Avenue Theater, Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.
Classic Kid's Movies will have you wishing you were a kid again starting Sept. 22 at the Auburn Avenue Theater

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There’s just something different about seeing the movies you loved as a kid on the big screen. Throughout the 2012-2013 BRAVO Season, enjoy these five kid films at $3 per ticket on select Saturdays at 2 p.m.: Charlotte’s Web (Sept. 22), Flipper (Oct. 6), An American Tail (Jan. 12), Babe (Feb. 2) and Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear! (March 2).
Auburn Purchases 9 Acres for Park with Help of Local Conservation and Community Building Organization Forterra

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On Aug. 17, the City of Auburn, assisted by Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy), acquired 9.2 acres including a 2-acre lake of undeveloped land in the West Hill area of the city.
Waste Management to Become Solid Waste Hauler in SE Portion of Auburn’s Pierce County Annexation Area October 1

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The City of Auburn’s contracted solid waste hauler, Waste Management will assume collection and disposal of solid waste on Oct. 1 in the southeast portion of the Pierce County Annexation Area. This area includes the communities of Portola, Portofino, The Reserve, and Northlake.
Auburn to Host 6th Annual Disaster Fair September 16

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The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is promoting National Disaster Preparedness month by hosting Auburn's 6th Annual Disaster Fair on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 10 AM - 3 PM at the new Plaza Park in downtown Auburn located at Main Street and Division Street. This is a fun-filled event for the whole family, featuring disaster preparedness information, ideas, demonstrations, and supplies.
September Recycling Tips from the City of Auburn

Public Notices, Solid Waste & Recycling
The concept behind recycling is simple: Give new life to a product or packaging, instead of sending it to the landfill. But in practice, recycling gets complicated.
Auburn’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Graduates 24 New Members

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices, Emergency Message
The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is pleased to announce the addition of 24 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 465. The 24 new members graduated from the area’s 25th CERT course that included 24 intensive hours of training over 3 days. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake.
Expanded Auburn Library Opening Celebration to be Held Sept. 15

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To mark the grand opening of the expanded and renovated Auburn Library, a community ribbon-cutting celebration will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:30am at 1102 Auburn Way South. Please join community leaders, library staff, Friends of the Auburn Library, builders and residents in celebrating the landmark occasion.
VRFA to Host Regional Disaster Rescue Training along the Green River Aug. 29

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On Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012, the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) and several local, state and federal public safety agencies will combine resources to test their skills in a disaster rescue response. Auburn residents can expect to see increased aircraft activity from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the “Big Bend” area of the Green River east of 4th Street SE and V St SE and upstream to the Highway 18 Bridge.
Registration for Auburn’s annual Veterans Day Parade now underway

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The City of Auburn has begun accepting applications for the annual Veterans Day Parade. Official applications may be picked up at the a Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Office located at 910 Ninth Street SE or downloaded from the City of Auburn’s website at www.auburnwa.gov/events. The 47th annual event will be held on Saturday, November 10 with the parade beginning promptly at 11 a.m.
Auburn Safeway Beverage Plant and Distribution Center Named One of King County’s Best Work Places for Waste Prevention and Recycling

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King County Executive Dow Constantine today applauded 92 local companies for reducing waste and increasing recycling, naming them as the county’s “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2012.” “From recycling Styrofoam and cell phones to creating new programs for composting, the innovation these organizations have shown proves that sound environmental practices can go hand-in-hand with a successful business,” said Executive Constantine.
Auburn to Begin Removal of Sandbags and Flood Control Barriers

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The City of Auburn has awarded the contract to remove flood control barriers to Henderson Partners LLC, a Gig Harbor-based company. The barriers were installed in 2009 to provide extra flood protection after the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that severe flooding was possible due to a damaged Howard Hanson Dam embankment. The Corps announced last fall that they are once again operating the dam at full capacity. Removal will begin in August with completion expected by the end of the year.
Auburn Launches Mobile App to Help Citizens File Requests Directly to the City

Public Notices, Economic Development
Today, the City of Auburn launched a new free citizen request portal for Apple iOs and Android devices. The new service, made available through Cartegraph's YourGOV, that will allow citizens to submit non-emergency requests directly to the City’s maintenance and operations work order system which is reviewed by management and assigned for resolution through their mobile devices.
“Pianos on Parade” provides temporary art and music downtown Auburn from Aug. 4-20

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Soon you will hear the light tinkling of piano keys floating throughout downtown Auburn. Passersby can play anything from Chopsticks to Chopin on four artistically treated pianos featured in the City of Auburn temporary art and music installation titled “Pianos on Parade." The new art and music installation kicks off during Auburn’s ArtRageous Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in downtown Auburn. The temporary display will be on view and available for play until Monday, Aug. 20.
Auburn Residents Now Top 20 in the Nation for Prescription Drug Savings through NLC Program

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
In 2009, the City of Auburn began participating in the National League of Cities (NLC) Prescription Discount Card Program (via Resolution No. 4464), a collaborative program with CVS Caremark to offer a prescription drug discount card to Auburn’s residents. Since then, this FREE program has saved Auburn residents over $97,000 and now has almost 3,000 users. Auburn is one of the top 20 cities in the nation in savings to residents according the latest NLC report.
Auburn’s Summer Sounds & Cinema Announces Event Line-Up

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Auburn’s ArtRageous Festival will be held on Saturday, August 4, 11- 6 pm in Downtown Auburn and invites you to be part of the fun. Now in it’s fourth year, ArtRageous has become known as a great family festival where you can work alongside professional artists to make your own works of art.
Auburn’s Rocky Kirwin honored for work with senior-aged adults

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Rocky Kirwin, Program Coordinator at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, was honored with the Professional Leadership Award for 2012 by the Washington State Association of Senior Centers.
Auburn Community Players announce auditions for Willy Wonka

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The Auburn Community Players would like to announce auditions for, Willy Wonka to be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Children’s Dance Theater, 122 W Main St., Auburn (entrance in back). No appointment needed.
Auburn’s ArtRageous Festival moves downtown and adds beer/wine garden and main stage performances

Arts & Entertainment, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash.– July 17, 2012 - Auburn’s ArtRageous Festival will be held on Saturday, August 4, 11- 6 pm in Downtown Auburn and invites you to be part of the fun. Now in it’s fourth year, ArtRageous has become known as a great family festival where you can work alongside professional artists to make your own works of art. The festival will be moving from Les Gove Park to downtown Auburn, and with this move will be adding entertainment for all ages.
Auburn Takes Bold Step in Assisting Residents to Respond to Abandoned Properties and Seeks Help to Encourage Mortgage Holders to Clean and Maintain

Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – July 13, 2012 - The City of Auburn has a new addition to its web site in an effort to help citizens with unkempt abandoned properties in their neighborhoods. Officially known as Mortgage Holder Owned Abandoned Properties, this web page functions as a “Wall of Shame” to highlight the owners of abandoned properties in the city with contact information for the mortgage holders so that citizens can make phone calls, write a letter or send an e-mail to encourage the mortgage holders to clean up the properties and keep them maintained.
Auburn Welcomes Coastal Farm and Ranch to its Array of Businesses

Public Notices, Economic Development
AUBURN, Wash. – June 11, 2012 – Auburn officials joined representatives of Coastal Farm and Ranch at the grand opening of its new Auburn retail store last week at the store's 124,000 square foot building located at 1425 SuperMall Way. Coastal Farm and Ranch is a Northwest owned and operated company that operates 11 stores in Washington and Oregon. The company has been in business since 1963 and employs over 400 people.
Auburn Named as Part of 2012 South King County All-America Cities

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DENVER–Auburn and seven South King County cities were named All-America Cities by the National Civic League on Monday based on the region’s ambitious plan to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
Auburn's National Night Out Scheduled for Aug. 7 - America's Night Out Against Crime!

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AUBURN, Wash. – July 6, 2012 – On Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, residents in neighborhoods throughout of Auburn and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Along with the traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most US cities and towns will celebrate National Night Out with a variety of special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Graduates Second Class of High School Trainees

Public Notices, Emergency Message
AUBURN, Wash. – June 25, 2012 - The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is pleased to announce the addition of 9 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 424. The 9 new members graduated from the area’s 24th CERT course which included 24 intensive hours of training over 8 days. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake. Class 23 represents the second year of High School CERT training, drawing on students from 3 Auburn high schools: Auburn, Auburn Mountain View, and Auburn Riverside High Schools.
Auburn’s Kids SummerStage Announces Exciting Series Line-Up

Arts & Entertainment, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – June 25, 2012 - The Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is excited to announce the rockin’ Kids Summerstage 2012 line-up. The combination of entertainment and available park activities will ensure these noon concerts are a real treat for all attendees. The series is held at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth Street SE on Wednesdays at noon, beginning on July 11 and ending on Aug. 15.
Soundbites Energizes Downtown Auburn during Lunchtime on Fridays in July

Arts & Entertainment, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – June 19, 2012 – The City of Auburn and Auburn Regional Medical Center have partnered to offer an exciting new concert series, Soundbites. This new series will be offered on Fridays in July, from noon – 1:30pm at the City Hall Plaza.
Auburn Deputy Mayor Nancy Backus Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – June 19, 2012 – Auburn Deputy Mayor Nancy Backus was honored with the 2012 Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound’s Distinguished Alumni Award. The Dena Laurent Sorenson Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus who exemplifies the spirit of leadership and the goals of the Institute.
Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis Earns Spot on National Stage Regarding Veterans Services

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – June 18, 2012 - Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis was asked to participate as part of a panel discussion at the 80th annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors last week on the topic of serving America’s veterans. The panel discussion, held in Orlando, Fla. on June 16, consisted of mayors from around the country and key federal administration members and included Mayor Scott Smith (Mesa, Ariz.), Mayor Joy F. Cooper (Hallendale Beach, Fla.), Mayor Joseph T. McElveen (Sumter, S.C.), John M. Garcia, Deputy Assistant Secretary United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and Ismael “Junior” Ortiz, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Veteran’s Employment and Training Service United States Department of Labor.
Auburn Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Graduates 17 New Members

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AUBURN, Wash. - June 14, 2012 - The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new members to the area’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), bringing the total number of graduates in the local program to 441. The 17 new members graduated from the area’s 24th CERT course which included 24 intensive hours of training over 8 days. The training culminated in a hands-on practical exercise simulating an earthquake.
Ty Barnett headlines the final Comedy at the Ave of the Season on June 16 at the Auburn Ave!

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AUBURN, Wash. - June 11, 2012 - Start your summer with some laughs at the June 16 Comedy at the Ave! Ty Barnett headlines the Saturday show which opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. and help us close out another great season of comedy in Auburn.
Auburn To Celebrate 4th of July at Les Gove Park with Special Guest Marion Jones

Event Announcements, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – June 11, 2012 – Auburn’s 4th of July Festival is an old-fashioned, hometown celebration featuring a Kids’ Bike Parade, a variety of arts & craft vendors, food concessions and activities for all ages. Two live entertainment stages will feature a variety of top-level bands and cultural performers. This year, the event will bring former Olympian Marion Jones.
Auburn Congratulates Parametrix, Inc. on Being Named as One of the Top 5 Engineering Firms in Puget Sound

Public Notices, Economic Development
AUBURN, Wash. – June 11, 2012 – The Puget Sound Business Journal this month ranked Auburn-based business Parametrix, Inc. as one of the Top 5 engineering firms in the Puget Sound by revenue. Parametrix is a multidisciplinary professional consulting firm and revenues of $47.5 million and employed 311 people in 2011.
Auburn Parks Preparing For Annual KidsDay Event, To Be Held On Friday, June 22

Event Announcements, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – May 31, 2012 - Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation is gearing up for their annual KidsDay event, to be held at Les Gove Park, 1005 12th Street SE on Friday, June 22. In Auburn, summer doesn't start until the kids say it does, so celebrate Auburn's official start to summer with our city's youngsters at the free, family-friendly event!
Auburn Offering Free Workshop on Emergency Preparedness on a Limited Budget June 12

Public Notices, Emergency Message
AUBURN, Wash. – May 31, 2012 – The City of Auburn Emergency Preparedness division will be offering a free class on Tuesday, June 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Auburn City Hall located at 25 West Main St. on building a disaster kit on a limited budget. Participants will learn how to build a basic kit for $20 or less and also receive a free item to start a kit.
King County pharmacies now offering low-cost whooping cough vaccine for uninsured

Public Notices
KING COUNTY - May 31, 2012 - People without health insurance or who can’t afford to pay for whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine are now able to get it for low-cost at two local pharmacy chains, made available with help from the AmeriCares patient assistance program. Whooping cough continues at high levels in King County and vaccine is the best protection against the disease.
Glimcher Realty Trust Announces SuperMall Expansion and Rebranding

Public Notices, Economic Development
AUBURN, Wash. - May 30, 2012 – The City of Auburn is celebrating the recently announced decision by Glimcher Realty Trust, owner of the Supermall of the Great Northwest, to invest up to $35 million to renovate and rebrand the approximately 2 million square foot regional mall. At the May 29, 2012 meeting of the City Council’s Planning and Community Development Committee, Greg Fleser, General Manager for the Supermall, briefed the Committee on Glimcher’s plans. Fleser announced that the week before Glimcher unveiled The Outlet Collection brand at the International Council of Shopping Center’s Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas.
Officials express dismay at FEMA denial of reimbursement for cost of Green River Valley flood protection

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KING COUNTY - May 29, 2012 - King County Executive Dow Constantine and King County Flood Control District Chair Julia Patterson today expressed disappointment at a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to deny reimbursement for work done to protect the people of the Green River Valley from the flood threat posed by the federal Howard Hanson Dam. FEMA’s denial was the second and final stop in the federal appeal process.
City of Auburn Encourages Year Round Building Safety During Building Safety Month

Public Notices, Economic Development
AUBURN, Wash. – May 23, 2012 – This month is Building Safety Month. This year’s theme is “An International Celebration of Safe and Sensible Structures” that highlights four areas including fire safety and awareness, backyard safety, disaster safety and mitigation and energy and green building. City of Auburn officials urge all citizens to practice building and outdoor safety throughout the year.
Auburn’s Mountain View Cemetery to host special Memorial Day Celebration May 28 at 10 a.m.

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AUBURN, Wash. - May 23, 2012 - The public is cordially invited to attend a special Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m. in the flag plaza at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, 2020 Mountain View Drive. The Memorial Day Ceremony will include comments by Auburn Mayor Peter Lewis, invocation by Chaplain Michael Hursh, a color guard presentation by Boy Scout Troops 398 and 401, comments by Commander Bill Peloza from Auburn’s VFW Post 1741, and a rifle salute and taps by the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society. The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by the Auburn Mountainview High School A capella Trio.
City of Auburn Scores High on Building Code Effectiveness

Awards & Recognition, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – May 23, 2012 – The City of Auburn has received a high rating from the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau regarding the overall effectiveness of its building codes for residential, commercial and industrial properties. Based on a rating classification of 1 to 10 with 1 being the highest, the City received effectiveness scores of 2 for its adopted building codes and its efforts to implement them.
Apply Now for King County 2012 Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention & Recycling Program

Public Notices
KING COUNTY - May 23, 2012 - King County has launched its sixth annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention & Recycling Program, recognizing local businesses with exceptional programs for waste prevention and recycling. Businesses can apply online. The deadline to apply is June 29, 2012.
Cut Footloose with Auburn Community Players June 1-9 at the Auburn Ave.

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AUBURN, Wash. - May 20, 2012 - Springtime means another show with the Auburn Community Players! This go around features the musical stylings of Footloose, favorite of stage and screen. Show dates are June 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and June 3 and 9 at 2 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Theater. Grab your tickets early and support your friends and neighbors!
Marker Clean-Up Day scheduled at Auburn’s Mountain View Cemetery

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AUBURN, Wash. – May 9, 2011 - Mountain View Cemetery has scheduled a weekend marker clean-up opportunity on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to assist families in the care and cleanup of their markers at the cemetery in preparation for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony.
Auburn's Mary Olson Farm Seeking Summer Volunteers

Arts & Entertainment, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. - May 9, 2012 - Are you a history buff, a naturalist or perhaps an animal lover? Or maybe you enjoy spending a summer afternoon strolling lush and scenic landscapes? The Mary Olson Farm may be looking for you!
Super Summer Camps at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn

Arts & Entertainment, Public Notices
AUBURN, Wash. – May 7, 2012 - The White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm is proud to announce it is hosting two camps for kids ages 7 – 12 this summer. At just $80 per child, these half day, weeklong camps are an affordable and educational alternative to traditional summer camps.
Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis Welcomes MultiCare to Downtown

Public Notices, Economic Development
AUBURN, Wash. – May 4, 2012 – Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis is welcoming MultiCare Health Systems to its downtown with their announcement yesterday that the non-profit health care provider will purchase hospital and clinics of Auburn Regional Medical Center that is now owned by Universal Health Services, Inc. Auburn Regional Medical Center is the first hospital for MultiCare in King County.
Auburn Named to Playful City USA List for fourth consecutive year; One of 213 cities Nationwide

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AUBURN, Wash. – May 4, 2012 – Auburn has been named to the 2012 KaBOOM! Playful City USA list; a list comprised of 231 cities in 41 states being honored for their efforts offer play in their communities. Only five other Washington cities maintain the honor. Playful City USA communities make a commitment to play and physical activity by developing unique local action plans to increase the quantity and quality of play in their community.
City of Auburn receives designation as a State of Washington Innovation Partnership Zone

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AUBURN, Wash. – May 2, 2012 - The City of Auburn received notification that the city has received an Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) designation from the Washington State Department of Commerce. Auburn is one of 15 approved IPZs in the state of Washington and one of only 4 cities in the state to receive the designation. Designations carry for four years.
With dam concerns resolved, state ends program to help Green River Valley businesses find flood insurance

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – May 2, 2012 - A temporary state program set up to help Green River Valley business owners find flood insurance coverage has ended, now that insurance is once more available.
The Month of May Declared Puget Sound Starts Here Month in Washington

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Communities across Western Washington will celebrate Puget Sound with family-friendly activities and educational programs during Puget Sound Starts Here Month in May. “Puget Sound is a treasure that belongs to every one of us,” said Puget Sound Partnership Director, Gerry O’Keefe, “This is our home, and it’s up to each of us to take care of our home for our kids, for our grandkids, and for our future. It’s the responsible thing to do.”
Auburn's Petpalooza and Dog Trot Fun Run Coming May 19

Event Announcements, Parks
The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for Auburn’s Dog Trot Fun Run, to be held Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. Register prior to May 1 to save $5!! Late registration and event day registration is $20 per entry (No registrations accepted on May 17 and 18). A T-Shirt is included with your registration on an available basis.Dog Trot is a family-oriented fun run/walk event that takes place in conjunction with Petpalooza at Auburn’s Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE.