Register Now for the Annual Citizens Academy (Free)
Learn How Your Government Works!
The Annual Snoqualmie Citizens Academy is filling up quickly. This free seven-week course is held Wednesday evenings starting September 7 (includes one Saturday morning session on October 1. Sessions are led by Snoqualmie city leaders, officials and department heads. Classes are informal, interactive and a lot of fun. Some will include a tour of the facilities. Click here to see the full curriculum. More information and registration: Jodi Warren, email@example.com
Fire Chief Correira Recognized as Chief Fire Officer
The Center for Public Safety Excellence awarded Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer.” He is one of only 1,175 with that designation worldwide. To maintain the designation, individuals need to show they have continued to develop as a Chief Fire Officer in the areas of Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Active Association Membership, and Community Involvement. Read the full news release.
Voters to Decide Whether to Maintain Public Safety Service Levels
The City of Snoqualmie City Council voted unanimously at the City Council meeting on July 25, 2016 to place a measure on the November election ballot for an operations levy “lid lift” to maintain current service levels for police, fire, and emergency medical services. Under state law, the city may increase the total amount of its property tax levy by no more than 1% each year, unless voters decide to “lift” the 1% cap or “lid” by approving a ballot measure. These funds would allow the hiring of an estimated two additional police officers and one additional fire fighter. Read more about what these funds will cover and how the levy lid lift would affect your property tax.
Use Serious Caution When Enjoying the Snoqualmie River
Review River Safety Tips with Children and Teens
The City of Snoqualmie Fire Department is urging extreme caution for the Snoqualmie River. Swimming in the river is a big temptation during hot weather, but there is a strong undertow in many areas. There are also rocks and logs that are not visible, causing a danger of tripping and becoming trapped. Even in the heat, Washington lakes and rivers are cold enough to cause hypothermia. Read more about water safety.
Read the current issue of the City of Snoqualmie newsletter: City Awards and Recognition, Save-the-Dates for City Classes, The Bears are Back;,Let Dogs Run Wild at Three Forks Off-Leach Dog Park, Send Your Student Abroad, Household Recycle and Hazardous Waste Events. Subscribe for City E-News at firstname.lastname@example.org.