Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.
Upcoming Public Hearing – Amendments to the Parks Element of the Comprehensive Plan: The Public Hearing will be on February 15, at 6:30 p.m. Amendments include updates to the population forecasts, inventory of park and trail facilities, park facility level of service standards, park policies, and the Parks Capital Improvement Program. In addition to in-person, the meeting and hearing will be available online via Zoom. Written comments may be accepted until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, or in person at the hearing. Email written comments to Principal Planner, Mike McCarty.
Your input is needed! Housing Action Plan Survey and Open House: Do you live or work in North Bend? Do you want to live or work here, but have encountered obstacles? The City invites you to share your experiences by participating in a short North Bend Housing Action Plan Survey. Following the survey, the City will host a Housing Action Plan Open House, on Wednesday, March 1, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the North Bend City Hall. Please join us!
City welcomes new commissioner to Planning Commission: Mayor McFarland introduced a new commissioner to the North Bend Planning Commission at the February 7th City Council meeting. Welcome, Errol Tremolada! Want to learn more about getting involved in city government by joining a commission? Check out: https://northbendwa.gov/8/Boards-Commissions
Calling all business owners! North Bend Business Outreach Meeting: Do you own a business in North Bend? Want to connect with fellow business owners and local government (while enjoying coffee and donuts)? Consider attending the North Bend Business Outreach meeting bright and early - at 7:30 a.m. - on Thursday, February 16. No pre-registration needed. Meet up at the North Bend City Hall, located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way.
This month, enjoy Kiwanis hearts throughout downtown North Bend: February is here, and the Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis' hearts are shining throughout downtown North Bend, sharing local messages of hope and positivity. Learn about the Kiwanis and how they support children and families in the Valley HERE.
North Bend’s Citizens Academy will likely become an annual series: Mayor McFarland, City Administrator David Miller, and Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum Historian Cristy Lake opened the inaugural North Bend Citizens Academy this week, on February 7! Topics included an operations overview, mayoral, council, and city administrator duties, local history, and ample discussion. While the 2023 Academy is full, we hope to bring this seven-course series back on an annual basis. Learn more HERE.
Happy 100, Burt Mann! North Bend resident, Burt Mann, turned 100 on February 7. Be sure to give him a wave when you see him on his daily walk through town! As a World War II veteran, 2018 North Bend Citizen of the Year, a longtime resident and active community member, Burt continues to lead by example. Click HERE to check out his beautifully deck-out bench, as community members celebrated another milestone in Burt’s life.
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: This week on Instagram, the Northwest Railway Museum (@trainmuseum) shared a photo of the Great Northern Railway Caboose X-101, housed in the Train Shed Exhibit Hall. “The X-101 was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1892 in St. Cloud, MN. Two wreck-related rebuildings, in 1897 and 1909, resulted in changes to the visual and structural characteristics of the car. GN retired the car in 1935,” they write. Explore the X-101 at the Train Shed Exhibit Hall, open Friday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.