City of Tukwila E-Hazelnut Newsletter
March  2018
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Tukwila Elected Officials
Mayor: Allan Ekberg

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

The City recently studied the green truss bridge over the Duwamish River on 42nd Ave. S.  The analysis showed that freight vehicles speeds need to be reduced to ensure it remains open for public use and travel.  In order to maximize the life of the bridge, the following changes will be made:
  • Speeds of freight vehicles crossing the bridge will be reduced from 25mph to 15mph
  • Reduced weight loads for double truck and trailer type vehicles will be enforced 
You will notice new signs on the bridge in the coming days with these new restrictions posted.  Please note, this speed reduction is only for semi-trucks and freight hauling vehicles. It will not affect cars, pickups, and SUV's owned by the general public.

Volunteers needed to fill vacant positions  

The City is assisted in its operations in several areas by nine boards and commissions. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Residents of the City serve an important function by volunteering their time and expertise as members. 

There are currently several openings. The Tukwila Arts Commission will be seeking to fill their vacancy immediately as they are in the midst of planning the 22nd Annual Fine Arts Show in conjunction with the Backyard Wildlife Festival. All board and commission vacancies are listed below.

Arts Commission: Position #2 - Resident 

Civil Service  Commission: Position #2 - Resident 

Community-Oriented Policing Citizens Advisory Board: Position #5 - Resident, and Student Representative 

Human Services Advisory Board: Position #4 - Resident, and Position #6 - Business Representative 

Library Advisory Board: Position #7 - Resident, and Student Representative 

Park Commission: Positions #2 and #4 - Residents, and Student Representative. 

Visit the Boards and Commissions page for more information or call Cheryl at 206-433-1850.
Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on April 24, 2018 

When disaster calls - how will you respond?

The City of Tukwila Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management are offering the FEMA-sponsored Community Emergency Response Team training at no charge starting April 24, 2018!

Following a large scale emergency, professional responders may not be immediately available as they are tasked with multiple priorities. Through CERT training, individuals and organizations learn life-saving response skills to help each other until professionals arrive.

CERT includes 21 hours of training, plus a simulated disaster drill. Topics include the following:
  • Hazard Identification & Disaster Preparedness
  • Response Team Organization and Communication
  • Fire Safety and Suppression
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Disaster Psychology and Emotional Impacts
  • Comprehensive Final Drill
Classes run each Tuesday, 6:00pm to 9:00pm for seven weeks, beginning April 24th. The Final drill and graduation are held on Saturday, June 9, from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Participants must attend all classes and the drill in order to receive a certificate of completion.

To register, call 206-971-8742, e-mail, or  fill out a Training Application Form.