PHOTOS: Scenes From Ribbon-Cutting At Burien’s “North City Hall”
On Tuesday morning (May 11) around 10am, dozens of city employees, police, residents and dignitaries attended a ribbon-cutting grand opening ceremony for Burien’s new “North City Hall” in the Boulevard Park neighborhood.
Between the overwhelming roar of third runway jet landings, City Manager Mike Martin spoke, Mayor Joan McGilton read a proclamation from King County Councilmember Jan Drago, along with Police Chief Scott Kimerer.
The new office, which is shared with the King County Sheriff’s Department, is dedicated to the memory of Barb Peters, a tireless advocate for the North Highline area who passed away last October (read our story here). Barb’s daughter Natalie Wolff spoke about her Mom, and what a “fighter” she was for both the neighborhood as well as the city’s annexation of it.
Also on hand was Joan Cox, the Mother of the late Deputy Steve Cox, an officer with the King County Sheriff’s Department who was killed in the line of duty in nearby White Center in 2006. A photo of Deputy Cox hangs on the wall inside the office.
Scott Schaefer was there, and he took these photos:
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