VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon


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The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event.

On hand at this annual event were representatives from five local cities:

  • Burien Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta
  • Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias
  • Normandy Park Mayor Jonathan Chicquette
  • SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes
  • Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg

This luncheon also included a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Scott Schaefer of South King Media, where viewers and attendees texted in questions to Chamber President/CEO Andrea Reay.

Here’s an edited (for time) video of the event (total running time 47:57):

SHORTER VERSIONS FOR EACH CITY REP
Below are the speeches from each city representative:

CITY OF BURIEN DEPUTY MAYOR NANCY TOSTA:

DES MOINES CITY MANAGER MICHAEL MATTHIAS:

NORMANDY PARK MAYOR JONATHAN CHICQUETTE:

SEATAC MAYOR MICHAEL SIEFKES:

TUKWILA MAYOR ALLAN EKBERG:

PHOTOS
Click images to see larger versions/slideshow, courtesy Andrew Crain Photography:

More info at http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com

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2 Responses to “VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon”
  1. Pam Fernald says:

    This was a lively luncheon at the Cedar Brook Lodge and the food was excellent. Thank you Chamber for arranging this yearly event!

    It is advertised as the Mayor’s Luncheon, but there is only one official elected (strong) Mayor in the group and that is from the city of Tukwila.

    Personally, I would appreciate having the city managers on the panel to speak on behalf of he cities who do not have elected mayors, since they are the ones that run the city, rather than council members (who in a council/city manager form of government may take turns acting as the ceremonial mayor.)

    I know from my campaigning experience that citizens in general often don’t understand the difference between an actual elected mayor and a ceremonial mayor–depending on the form of government a city has. This is just my opinion, and I have been saying it for years already. 🙂 To most people, they think that if you are called Mayor, you run the city. However, if you have a council/city manager form of government, the City Manager runs the city.

    In the mayor/council form of government, the mayor runs the city with the assistance of a city administrator.

    Maybe it could be called ‘state of the cities’ luncheon instead. (You might wonder why I have nothing better to do on a beautiful sunny day than to sit at a computer and comment on a blog. I’m wondering the same thing. lol lol ) 🙂

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  2. Lakeview Too says:

    Love seeing the diversity represented in the photos!

    I’m still confused, I thought we elected our mayor in Burien? I found some basic info explaining to folks like me the different forms of city government:

    http://www.nlc.org/forms-of-municipal-government

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