Sep 13

Mayor's Message for September 2021

Posted on September 13, 2021 at 9:42 AM by Jan Molinaro

September Message


Back to School

The start of September begins the back-to-school process for many Enumclaw families. Kids will be back in school and hopefully be getting back into the routine of classes and studying. I wish to emphasize to all drivers to PLEASE be mindful of students walking to schools. It is imperative that we slowdown in school zones, keep to the speed limits and be watchful of the possibility of kids darting out into the street unexpectedly. Allow a few extra minutes this school year when leaving for work so as not to rush when driving. Patience is the one word that comes to mind so our community can avoid any mishaps or worse.



2022 Budget

The City of Enumclaw Council will begin Budget Workshops on October 4, with subsequent Workshops to be held on October 11, 18 and 25. Preceding two of these workshop meetings will be the City Council regular meetings on October 11 and the 25. The budget is officially released on October 4 to the public.


Every year city staff begins the process of formulating their department’s financial needs at the beginning of July and completing the process by the middle of September. After which city administration reviews and adjusts the budget to its proposed appearance that is published on October 4.  Much thought and calculation is done to make sure that the citizens receive the services needed at the most efficient cost. Not every dollar asked is provided, though increases to a department are warranted.


Plan to attend one or all of the scheduled Budget Workshops and listen to how 2022 is shaping up to be in terms of your city.

Aug 04

Mayor’s Message for August 2021

Posted on August 4, 2021 at 11:55 AM by Jan Molinaro

This month is the usual end of summer and with that in mind there is still time to participate in many activities around your community. To begin the Enumclaw Aquatic Center has many items to take advantage. Swim lessons for the younger age group, exercise classes or just come on out and enjoy the water with the family. There are the many parks around town to enjoy an outing for a picnic and play time with the children. Check out the city web site for specific information. 

Sundays on Cole will continue through the month of August with many food and retail vendors as well as live music. Check on the Enumclaw Parks Facebook page for the band to be playing.

 The Enumclaw Senior Center is slowly and gradually reopening. It is best to contact the Center for the latest updates and what plans they currently have. One area that they have started is for Seniors to stay fit through exercise. The Center hosts plenty of opportunities to stay active with the new Evergreen Club. Contact the Senior Center for more information and opportunities to sign up at this number, 360-825-4741. 

This is just a few ideas to utilize in the last month before school starts up in September. Other areas to explore are the many State Parks that are an easy drive from Enumclaw. Hurry the sunshine will be around for a few more weeks.

Jun 30

Mayor’s Message for July 2021

Posted on June 30, 2021 at 6:05 PM by Jan Molinaro

July 2021 is shaping up to be a normal, post-COVID month. Several activities are already on the calendar that had been paused for the last 18 months. Starting with our Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce 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.

Following this National Holiday will be the first of eight ‘Sundays on Cole’. Beginning on Sunday, July 11th, ‘Sundays on Cole’ will have live music, food vendors, 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.

The King County Fair is returning with a full schedule of items to enjoy. Things kick off on Thursday, July 15 opening the gates at 10 AM closing to 10 PM Thursday through Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, July 18.

Rotary Club of Enumclaw will restart the Street Fair on Friday and Saturday, July 23rd & 24th which is held along Cole Street. There are a variety of vendors that will be participating in the event so check in a few weeks for a complete list of schedule at the Rotary website.

Summer is here, so come out with family and friends and get active.