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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
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.