6200 Southcenter Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: 206 433-1850
Term Began: January 1, 2016
Term Expires: December 31, 2019
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To provide superior services
that support a safe, inviting,
and healthy environment for our
residents, businesses, and guests.
Tukwila is a non-charter optional code city operating under a Mayor/Council form of government. The Mayor is elected at-large to a four-year term of office and serves as the City’s chief administrative officer. The Mayor is responsible for seeing that the laws and ordinances are enforced. The Mayor attends and presides over City Council meetings, but does not vote except in the case of a tie. The Mayor may veto ordinances, but a majority plus one of the entire Council membership can override the Mayor’s veto. The Mayor is assisted in all of his duties by the City Administrator.
MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR
Looking ahead in 2017
I’m excited about the new year and the great things to come. 2017 will prove to be another busy, productive year in Tukwila. Here are some of the things you can look forward to seeing over the next twelve months.
Infrastructure Improvements – Public Works is working hard to provide top quality infrastructure for our community. Some things you’ll see this year:
- Pedestrian Bridge over the Green River, enabling people to walk from Southcenter to the commuter rail station, opening in late 2017
- Speed humps installed on South 160th, to see how effective they are in slowing vehicle speed
- Replacing four-way stop with a full traffic light and crosswalk indicators at 144th and 42nd
- Significant residential street improvements on 53rd Ave S. (S. 144th to S. 137th), and 42nd Ave S. (Southcenter Boulevard/S. 154th to S. 160th)
Public Safety Plan – Thanks to Tukwila voters, we’ve begun implementing the City’s Public Safety Plan. Look for more information on this page, but I personally want to encourage everyone to get involved as we work collaboratively to make decisions on siting these important community facilities.
Tukwila International Boulevard Ongoing Improvement – Great things are in store for this important neighborhood in our community! Tukwila received a grant from the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) to help our community plan for development on Tukwila International Boulevard. CNU will be here February 23–25 facilitating a community planning workshop. See the adjoining article for more information. I encourage your involvement!
Parks and Recreation – In February the City will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tukwila’s Community Center, along with 20 years of programs, events and people who have contributed to our award-winning Parks and Recreation Department. I look forward to participating in the celebration! In addition, many of our long-standing events will continue in 2017 such as Backyard Wildlife Fair, Healthy Earth, Healthy You, See you in the Park, and July 4th. These are just some examples – be sure to check out the Activities Guide online or stop by the Community Center to pick up a hard copy.
Economic Development – Exciting projects are happening in 2017. At Tukwila Village, the new King County Library will open this spring and the Community Meeting Room and Plaza opens later this year. The projected completion of Washington Place, the 19-story building on Andover Park East that will be the tallest building between Seattle and Tacoma.
Tukwila Works – Remember that you can report things like pot holes, graffiti, speeding, garbage, broken sidewalks, etc., by downloading the Tukwila Works app on your Android or iPhone. If you don’t have a smart phone, you can report issues on the Tukwila Works page.
I look forward to working together with you over the coming year on behalf of our community.
Mayor Allan Ekberg