joan mcgilton Section

Fundraiser has started for Joan McGilton Rock Memorial Project at Seahurst

Fundraiser has started for Joan McGilton Rock Memorial Project at Seahurst

A group of friends and fellow community leaders have come together to honor longtime former Burien Councilmember and Mayor Joan McGilton’s legacy at Seahurst Park with a memorial rock and plaque…

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Former Burien Mayor & Councilmember Joan McGilton has passed away

Photo of then-Mayor McGilton at the grand opening of Burien Town Square/City Hall/Library in June, 2009 by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com. Sadly, former Burien Mayor and longtime Councilmember Joan McGilton... [Read more]

Former Mayor & longtime councilmember Joan McGilton honored Mon. night

Former Mayor & longtime councilmember Joan McGilton honored Mon. night

At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, former Mayor and longtime councilmember Joan McGilton was honored with a Proclamation: Then-Mayor Joan McGilton at the opening of Burien’s new... [Read more]

City to honor outgoing councilmembers at reception on Monday, Dec. 16

City to honor outgoing councilmembers at reception on Monday, Dec. 16

A reception honoring outgoing Burien City Councilmembers Joan McGilton, Rose Clark, Jack Block Jr., and Brian Bennett will be held on Monday, Dec. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m., prior to the regular council... [Read more]

LETTER: Andrea Reay endorses Joan McGilton for re-election to City Council

LETTER: Andrea Reay endorses Joan McGilton for re-election to City Council

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To the Editor, I think back on the months... [Read more]

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night Oct. 8

REMINDER: Our next City Council Candidate Forum is Tuesday night Oct. 8

REMINDER: Next Tuesday, Oct. 8 will be our second-to-last 2013 Candidate Forum for those running for Burien City Council, and all are invited! The free and open event will run from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at... [Read more]

Burien City finances reported as ‘Good’ through Mid-2013

Burien City finances reported as ‘Good’ through Mid-2013

by Ralph Nichols Two quarters into the 2013-14 Burien budget cycle the city is where it needs to be, council members have been informed. In a recent quarterly update, Financial Director Kim Krause said... [Read more]

ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5

ELECTION UPDATE: No changes; here’s who you’ll choose from Nov. 5

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election were released Wednesday afternoon, and it looks like it’s settling into solid leads for Lauren Berkowitz and Jack Block Jr. for Position... [Read more]

ELECTION UPDATE: 2 new candidates file for Burien City Council seats

ELECTION UPDATE: 2 new candidates file for Burien City Council seats

It’s the second day of the filing season for the 2013 election (the deadline is this Friday, May 17), and two new candidates have appeared on the radar for seats on the Burien City Council: Position... [Read more]

Joan McGilton Defends New Burien Budget: ‘City Is Not Going Broke’

Joan McGilton Defends New Burien Budget: ‘City Is Not Going Broke’

by Ralph Nichols The Burien City Council adopted its 2013-14 budget on a 4-3 vote last Monday night (Nov. 5). 

 Mayor Brian Bennett, Deputy Mayor Rose Clark, and Council members Joan McGilton and... [Read more]

BREAKING: Brian Bennett Selected As Burien’s New Mayor

BREAKING: Brian Bennett Selected As Burien’s New Mayor

After being selected as Mayor, Brian Bennett and former Mayor Joan McGilton traded places... ...and Bennett ran the meeting. Photos by Scott Schaefer. by Ralph Nichols Brian Bennett is Burien’s new mayor,... [Read more]

Is Burien Trying To ‘Fast-Track’ The Annexation Of North Highline?

Is Burien Trying To ‘Fast-Track’ The Annexation Of North Highline?

by Scott Schaefer A reliable, well-placed source tipped us off Friday morning (June 3rd), to speculation that the City of Burien may be trying to ‘fast-track’ the annexation of the remaining... [Read more]

Burien Officials Confront Seattle Times Columnist Over White Center Annexation

Burien Officials Confront Seattle Times Columnist Over White Center Annexation

On Monday (Mar. 1st), Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large published a followup article that is basically a reaction to him being confronted by Burien Mayor Joan McGilton, Councilmember Kathy Keene and... [Read more]

Joan McGilton Elected To Third Term As Burien Mayor

Joan McGilton Elected To Third Term As Burien Mayor

by Ralph Nichols City councilwoman Joan McGilton was elected to a third consecutive two-year term as mayor of Burien at the council’s first meeting of the year Monday night, Jan. 4. Councilwoman... [Read more]

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Nickels Suffers Injury In Burien

BREAKING NEWS: Mayor Nickels Suffers Injury In Burien

BREAKING NEWS: Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was slightly injured Wednesday morning around 10:15am during a courtesy visit to Burien. Mayor Nickels was observing improvements to the 1st Ave. South corridor... [Read more]

Burien Mayor Responds To Seattle Councilmember Conlin

Burien Mayor Responds To Seattle Councilmember Conlin

We just got an exclusive response from Burien Mayor Joan McGilton on this entire annexation withdrawal issue, and here’s the latest: First, a snippet from Seattle Councilmember Richard Conlin as... [Read more]

Mayor Joan’s Op-Ed Appears In Seattle P-I

Mayor Joan’s Op-Ed Appears In Seattle P-I

Joan McGilton, the Mayor of Burien, recently wrote an Op-Ed piece for the Seattle P-I, defending Washington’s congressional delegation and how it’s helped B-Town. Since a lot of our readers... [Read more]