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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Mayor Hearing Delivers Final State of the City Address During Chamber Luncheon

2019 Mayor State of the City for Chamber

Mayor Ken Hearing delivered his 16th and final State of the City Address at the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber luncheon held on Wednesday, April 24th at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. 

Before delivering the State of the City presentations, Mayor Hearing and Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson jointly proclaimed Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to be SnoValley Chamber of Commerce Day in recognition of the increasing emphasis to strengthen commerce in the upper valley’s five business communities. The Cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend invited all citizens and businesses to celebrate in the Chamber’s rebranding effort. 

During his State of the City Address, Mayor Hearing highlighted City accomplishments over the past year and provided a summary of upcoming projects and events. Some of the topics included single-family and multi-family housing developments, upcoming construction projects, new businesses opening and expanding, an update on the new City Hall and the adoption of brand implementation guidelines to inform council and staff decisions with the overarching goal of preserving and enhancing the natural beauty and small-town lifestyle of North Bend. 

Mayor Hearing concluded the presentation by announcing he will be retiring from office at the end of 2019. 

“There has been much accomplished and still much to do. It has been my deepest pleasure and privilege to serve this community as your Mayor for nearly 16 years.  As many of you know, this will be my last year serving you.  It has been a wild ride with many ups and downs (mostly ups) and I look forward to passing the torch to the next lucky person who accepts this responsibility,” he said. 

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