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Posted on: March 4, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: State of the City, Resilience Month, Habitat for Humanity and More

Weekly Recap3.4.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the new edition of the Weekly Recap. Enjoy the read and remember to click linked headlines to read full news releases.  

Mayor McFarland’s State of the City Address and March 1st Council Meeting Recording

Mayor Rob McFarland delivered his annual State of the City Address at the March 1st City Council meeting, observing that 2021 “was another unprecedented year – but one highlighted by progress and positive outcomes for our citizens. These accomplishments reflect months, and sometimes years, of collaborative efforts by staff working with businesses, residents and elected officials to ensure our unique mountain town remains one of the most highly livable places in the state.” Gain insight on City topics such as fiscal stability, infrastructure, transportation, parks, public safety, businesses and more in the following ways:

  • Watch the State of the City and the March 1st Council Meeting recording HERE. The State of the City Address begins at 15:01 minutes.
  • Listen to an audio version of the State of the City and the March 1st Council Meeting HERE. The State of the City Address begins at 15:01 minutes.
  • Read Mayor Rob’s State of the City Address HERE.

Mayor McFarland Proclaims March Resilience Month 

The City recognizes the importance of promoting community engagement around the topic of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the effect of ACEs and toxic stress on the developing brain, and how resilience building strategies buffer these predicted negative impacts. Read Mayor Rob's full Resilience Month Proclamation HERE. 

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation Needs Drivers!

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) is looking for six people who are ready to drive a bus and make a positive impact on local transportation. Interested? Complete an application form and drop it off at the SVT office, located at 1308 Boalch Ave. N.W., or email

Habitat for Humanity’s Taylor Town Provides Volunteering Opportunities

Located at 250 E 2nd Street, Habitat for Humanity is inviting volunteers to join in the community work of building Taylor Town, an affordable housing community in North Bend. Habitat for Humanity welcomes individuals and organizations with all skill levels and interest to join in on the build. Volunteers aged 16 and over are invited. Tools, safety gear and training is provided onsite. To apply, create a volunteer account at Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer portal. Visit the website HERE

When It Rains, It Pours. City Serves as Year-Round Sandbag Center

Early this week, heavy rain throughout the Valley pushed the Snoqualmie River to flood phase 3, resulting in some road closures and standing water in multiple locations in town. 

During all flood events, the City of North Bend is here to help. The City collaborates with King County’s Flood Control District, and as a member, it serves as a Sandbag Center year-round. For more information about this agreement, visit King County’s Sandbag Distribution website. Residents who are concerned about potential localized street flooding impacting homes and businesses during any flooding events are City encouraged to utilize this service.

North Bend Covid-19 Activity

During the past seven days, according to King County Public Health, 4 new COVID-19 cases were reported – a 71% decrease from the previous week. One new hospitalization was reported this past week. Vaccinations, boosters, masking and physical distancing are all encouraged by Public Health officials to slow the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant and reduce stress on the healthcare system. 

Keep up with the City on Social Media

One of the easiest ways to keep up with City happenings and breaking news is to follow us on social media. We are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stop by and become a City of North Bend follower today. You can also find the City on NextDoor HERE

Picture of the Week

Spring is coming! We captured a rainbow peeking over Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Fire Station 87 on Thursday. It appears this rainbow was in the process of working its way up Mt. Si…

Rainbow, Fire Station, 3.3.22

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