City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
January 2017
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Mayor: Allan Ekberg

Dennis Robertson (Council President)
Joe Duffie
Verna Seal
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De'Sean Quinn
Kate Kruller
Thomas McLeod 

The TIB Community Workshop
You're invited! February 23-25, 2017

How should we make the community's goals for Tukwila International Boulevard a reality? The dream for the area is to have a complete neighborhood and community that is thriving, multi-cultural, residential and business, and is a vibrant place to live, work, shop and play. The neighborhood is safe, walkable and a destination with an authentic main street. There is also an emphasis on attracting self-sustaining, living wage employment opportunities. 

Bring your ideas to the TIB Community Workshop. We'll be making choices on where to put stores, housing, and offices; how high to allow buildings; how much parking should be provided and where it should be located. We'll also look at the need for new private or public parks, streets or walkways, or other public facilities. 
  • Location: Church by the Side of the Road - Community Room 1 - 3455 South 148th Street (corner of TIB/S 148th Street) 
  • Public Sessions:
    Thursday, February 23 - 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Saturday, February 25 - 6:30pm-8:00pm 

Attend both public sessions. The first session is the opportunity to talk about your ideas. At the second session, you'll be able to respond to the working group's draft proposal based upon your comments, the comments from the rest of the community, and the information from stakeholder groups. You are also welcome to drop by and observe throughout the day on Friday, February 24, between 10:30am-7:00pm. 

A team of consultants will advise and discuss with you the choices and the trade-offs, and how to transition from existing conditions to a new neighborhood. Visit the City's web page at and read about the team that will be assisting the community in making YOUR neighborhood goals a reality. 
The Tukwila Community Center turns 20!   

Help us celebrate 20 years of building community through people,  parks, and programs throughout the month of February!

February 1 
TCC Open House & FREE Spaghetti Dinner - 5pm-7pm

Celebrate the Tukwila Community and the people, programs, and patrons that have contributed to the facility's success.  From 5:00pm - 7:00pm, all fitness classes and the fitness room will be free. Staff will be on hand to share information about youth, teen, senior, and volunteer programs. Several partners, such as Human Services, Global to Local and Forterra will also be on hand to share opportunities for Tukwila residents.  A FREE community style spaghetti dinner will be offered throughout the evening as well.  Finally, there will also be fun give-a-ways, membership specials, and more.

February 8
Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social - 5pm-7pm
Free Throw Competition - 5pm-8pm

We love our Tukwila Volunteers! An annual volunteer appreciation event and ice cream social for those that volunteer in the City - past, present and future volunteers welcome. 

Support 20 years of basketball by supporting the HERO Scholarship Fund!  $5 suggested donation per shooter - all are welcome.  Donation sheets will be handed out to all youth basketball participants and will be available at the front desk at the Community Center. Please call 206-768-2822 for more information.

February 14 
I Love Tukwila Week - All Week

Show your love for Tukwila Parks and Recreation by participating in a photo selfie contest, pick up a LOVE Tukwila sticker and contribute to spontaneous art projects at the Tukwila Community Center throughout the week.

February 25 
HERO Gala - 5pm-7pm

An evening social to celebrate the people that have contributed to making the Tukwila Community Center a successful facility for our community.  There will be music, stories, small bites and cheer.  A limited number of tickets are available ($20 per person), attendees must be 21 years or older.   All proceeds, after costs, will benefit the HERO scholarship fund.

Tax help is available in your neighborhood and in your language from IRS-certified volunteers. Now through April 20, 2017, United Way of King County is providing free tax preparation and access to the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits. The best news: No appointment needed and no fees to pay. 

Free tax experts will help qualifying households that make less than $64,000 maximize refunds to keep more of their hard-earned money and avoid paying unnecessary fees for commercial tax preparation and "rapid refund" loans. 

Tukwila Community Center 
12424 - 42nd Avenue S, Tukwila
Tues & Thurs: 5:00-8:00pm 
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm 

What to bring - required: 

* Social Security card/ITIN letters for everyone on the return 
* Photo ID 
* All tax statements (W-2 form, 1099 form, SSA-1099 form, etc.) 
* Health insurance forms 1095-A, 1095-B, or 1095-C 


* Bank account number and routing number 
* A copy of last year's tax return 

If you don't need in-person tax help, visit where you can quickly and easily file your taxes online for free. 

For more information about tax help, please visit the United Way of King County website