Government

First Kenmore City Hall

Kenmore City Hall occupies the former Wells Fargo Bank building at 6700 NE 181st Street after beginning city business in an empty Kenmore Village storefront. Photo by Dick Taylor
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March 25, 2019
Government

Steve Anderson 1998

Kenmore's first city council selected Steve Anderson as interim city manager in May 1998, and affirmed his full appointment as city manager in December 1998. Photo courtesy of the City of Kenmore
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March 25, 2019
Government

The First City Council

The first city council, elected in the spring of 1998 to guide the new government, became official when the city incorporated in August 1998. Members, left to right, are Tika Esler, deputy mayor Dick Taylor, Deborah Chase, mayor Jack Crawford, Chip Davidson, Steve Colwell, and Elodie Morse. Photo courtesy of…
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March 25, 2019
Government

First City Staff 1998

Kenmore assembled its first city staff in the summer of 1998. Left to right are Bob Nowak, finance director; Greg Dohrn, planning director; Ruth Muller, city clerk; Steve Anderson, city manager; Al Locke, assistant city manager; Wayne Tanaka, city attorney; and Carter Hawley, contracts officer. Photo courtesy of the City…
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March 25, 2019
Government

Good Ol’ Days Festival

Citizens of Kenmore celebrate the incorporation of their city in August 1998 with a parade along NE 181st Street as part of the Good Ol' Days Festival. Kenmore youths dressed in kilts carry a message from one of the community's namesakes: Kenmore, Scotland. Photo by John Phelps
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March 25, 2019
Government

Painting Kenmore Signs

Dick Taylor (left) and Jack Crawford painted the Kenmore signs along Bothell Way in September 1998 after Kenmore was incorporated the previous month. Crawford, the city's first mayor, and Taylor, the second mayor, volunteered their services only to discover later that the signs belonged to the merchants, not to the…
SuzanneG
March 25, 2019