City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
June 2019
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Mayor: Allan Ekberg

Kathy Hougardy (Council President)
Dennis Robertson 
Verna Seal
De'Sean Quinn
Kate Kruller
Thomas McLeod 
Zak Idan

There will be no fireworks display at Fort Dent Park this year. If you're looking for a new place to view fireworks, please check out this website.  

In alignment with the City's priority-based budgeting, the Parks & Recreation Department determined that neighborhood parks and the residents that visit them are their priority for this community. Therefore, they've  decided to end Family Fourth at the Fort (an event largely attended by non-residents)  and instead provide twice as many See You in the Park events for your summertime entertainment.  Learn more about this summer's See You in the Park events on the Community Events page of the City website .

Don't Forget, Fireworks are illegal in the City of Tukwila

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Sign-up by July 26 for the Annual
Tukwila Community Garage Sale! 
The 26th Annual Tukwila Community Garage Sale takes place one day only this year on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Sign up to hold a yard/garage sale at your Tukwila home at the same time as your neighbors across the city! Declutter and earn money, while reducing the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.

Your sale will get FREE publicity! The City will publish a list of all the sale addresses in local papers and online. You'll also receive a Tukwila Garage Sale kit with a "Tukwila Community Garage Sale" sign, tips for having a great sale, and a list of re-use agencies that take donations.

Sign-up now at:
Tukwila Village Wins 2019 Governor's Award

Tukwila Village has been awarded the Governor's 2019 Smart Communities - Smart Partnership Award in recognition of the partnership between the City of Tukwila, Tukwila Village Development Associates, King County Library System, and Tukwila Village Community Development Association. The award seeks to recognize smart planning throughout Washington State. Tukwila Village was chosen for this award because it achieves our community's vision for the area while pursuing an innovative and successful partnership that can be a model for other cities.

Twenty years ago, the community had a vision to transform Tukwila International Boulevard district into a vibrant urban place. After two decades of planning, effort, and partnership, Tukwila Village is now a multicultural and multigenerational community and neighborhood at the corner of S 144th and Tukwila International Boulevard. The development includes critical new affordable senior housing, a new library, "complete street" improvements to S 144th St, a new public plaza, and the Sullivan Community Center, which houses a community meeting room, job-training non-profit Kona Kai Coffee, and a community kitchen. Buildings soon to be completed include over 200 additional housing units, commercial space, and a food hall, where space will be rented to local food service entrepreneurs.

The design of Tukwila Village, and the newly created Tukwila Village Community Development Association, whose mission is to improve the welfare of the local community, fosters that continued partnership and entails ongoing cooperation. For more information contact Moira Bradshaw at or Derek Speck at