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Aug 06

Mayor's Message for August 2018

Posted on August 6, 2018 at 8:43 AM by Jan Molinaro

August Message

Mark your calendars now for January 27, 2063. Yes 2063. That is the day and year when Enumclaw will celebrate its 150th anniversary being incorporated as a city in the State of Washington. To help commemorate this event a time capsule is being planned. It will be open to all citizens in the City of Enumclaw as well as students in K – 12. The theme of this time capsule is ‘What is it like to live in 2018.’ Any citizen may submit an item to be placed into the time capsule. It will be judged for its relevancy by members of the Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society (final participation by its members is still to be determined). Please keep in mind that the space of the time capsule is limited and large objects may not be able to fit into the capsule.

As for the students it is hoped that they will write on a postcard what it is like to be a student in 2018 and address it to themselves. We hope every student will have an interest to submit a postcard so in 45 years they can come back to the opening of the time capsule to re-read what they have written in 2018.

The expected timeline of events for this time capsule is the following;

  1. September 1, 2018 – formal announcement to the community is made and items will begin to be accepted.
  2. November 30, 2018 - Deadline to submit items.
  3. December 31, 2018 – Final decision on all items to be included is made and make sure it all fits into the time capsule.
  4. January 27, 2019 – Dedication of the Time Capsule to take place.

Items to be considered for the time capsule can be dropped off at the Enumclaw Museum starting on September 1st. the museum is located at 1837 Marion Street, Enumclaw, WA. It is open on Thursday and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM. Items can also be dropped off at City Hall in the Administration offices. Address is 1339 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw, WA. City Hall is open Monday – Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.

Keep in mind that items being dropped off for consideration into the time capsule may not be returned to the owner. So please consider this when submitting items.

This can be a rewarding and a great learning event to have children of all ages participate. After all they will be in attendance when this time capsule is opened. So begin now to think of what you or your organization may wish to submit. Before we know it, January 27, 2019 will be here and the time capsule will be sealed for 44 years.

Jul 02

Mayor's Message for July 2018

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 9:01 AM by Jan Molinaro

 The summer calendar for the City of Enumclaw begins with our annual tradition the Fourth of July parade. Starting at noon it will once again be along Cole Street. Citizens are welcomed to bring their lawn chairs and begin to enjoy the day prior to the start of the parade. This event is a great way to have family enjoyment as well as a lead in to the rest of the Holiday. Fireworks will not be in Enumclaw this year.


Following this National Holiday will be the first of eight ‘Sundays on Cole’. Beginning on July 8th at 10 AM and lasting until 6 PM, ‘Sundays on Cole’ will have live music, local arts and craft vendors and other various items each Sunday. For eight Sundays in July and through August bring the kids and other family members and stroll Cole Street to enjoy your Downtown in a festive environment. Tickets are still available for the July 8th BBQ which can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office, 1421 Cole St.


A Summer Lunch Backpack Program is available through the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation during July and running through August 30th. Every Tuesday and Thursday between 11 AM – 1 PM food bags can be picked up. For more information either stop by the Foundation at 1675 Cole St. or call 360-802-3206.

Jun 08

Mayor's Message for June 2018

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 12:06 PM by Jan Molinaro

An Enumclaw Summer 

Ah summer. The season we all wait for and anticipate. This congers up thoughts of family picnics and backyard barbeques. It also provides for other activities in and around Enumclaw: biking on country roads bordering Enumclaw or on the Foothills Trail, hiking in Federation Forest or three State Parks within 15 minutes of Enumclaw. For the more adventurous backpacking and camping in Mount Rainier National Park using our community as a base. All these amenities are here in Enumclaw’s backyard. 

When you’ve worked up a hunger come to Downtown Enumclaw which offers an array of restaurants with a wide range of food selections. Retail has many boutique shops to satisfy local shoppers and visitors that come to our city. Spend time just walking around our early to mid-century downtown and absorb why families move to our community. 

 Not sure what to do with the children once school ends? Check out the many activities our city Parks and Rec Department is serving up this summer. There is a Summer Activity Guide available detailing the many activities in our city. When those hot summer days are upon us take advantage of our community’s Aquatic Center for a cool change of pace. The city website ( ) will provide details, dates and locations on all the offerings from our Park and Rec as well as the pool.

 Mark your calendars now for the King County Fair from July 19th - 22nd held at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Can you believe it is now in its 156th year! The Expo Center also has a slew of exciting events scheduled throughout summer, such as the International Dog Show, Scottish Highland Games and the NW Western Swing Festival just to name a few. These and more are listed on their website so you can make plans with family and friends. 

The Stars and Stripes 4th of July Parade is once again being hosted by the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce. Attending this parade tradition is a great way to begin the July 4th celebration before you head out to the lakes or barbeque gatherings. Again, further information on this and many more events can be found on the Chamber’s website calendar of events as well as the Live Local 98022 web site. 

Don’t sit back and relax, that’s what the rainy season is all about. Get out and about as Enumclaw can keep your summer schedule full for all ages, while creating new memories.