Office of the City Manager
City Manager Amy Arrington
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training begins September 8th
When disasters strike, first responders come in many forms. Often, first responders are our family, friends, coworkers, and even strangers. That is why the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program was created. This program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
Are you interested in becoming a member of CERT? If so, free classes will be held on Thursdays starting at 6:00 p.m. on September 8th through October 13th at the Burien Community Center.
Join this six-week program that will give you the knowledge and skills to help yourself and your community following a disaster. You’ll learn several skills from fire safety, search and rescue, basic first aid and medical operations, general preparedness, and more! Following your training, you will practice all the skills you learned at our final exercise. The Final Exercise takes place on Saturday, October 15th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the South King Fire Disaster Training Site in Federal Way. All classes and the final exercise must be attended to complete the course successfully. If interested, click here to register.
City Council Vacancy
The City of Normandy Park is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy of City Council Position #1. This temporary appointment will expire upon certification of the November 2023 General Election. Interested residents must apply by noon, September 16th. To obtain an application, visit City Hall or click here. Applicant interviews are planned for September 27th. For additional information, please reach out to City Clerk Brooks Wall.
Earlier this year, we shared the first set of results from the Census’ Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) on population counts. The Census recently released more PES results, this time on housing unit counts. Click here to read more about why the PES is important and find out if Washington State’s housing unit counts were overcounted, undercounted, or neither during the decennial census.
Last Summer Concert on Sunday
On Sunday, August 28th, Bayou Envie will perform smokin’ zydeco to close out the summer concert series. Bring your favorite blanket and chair and head to the park from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm for summer evening entertainment with the family. We’ll see you there!
If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great week!
“Last Summer Concert on Sunday“
Amy Arrington, City Manager
City of Normandy Park
801 SW 174th Street
Normandy Park, WA 98166
(206) 248-8246 (Direct Phone)
As the temperature starts to cool and the leaves change color, we know the fall season is upon us. For local government, that also means budget season. Cities, counties, and certain special purpose districts in Washington State must adopt budgets on an annual or, in some cases, biennial (two-year) basis. The City of Normandy Park uses a biennial budget to strengthen our financial planning, and this document must be adopted by December 31 of every even-number year.
Did you know that National Voter Registration Day was celebrated this past week? September 20th was the kick-off date for a nationwide effort to get citizens to register to vote and/or update their voter registration. Since voting is one of the most important rights we have, I wanted to take some time to give you some additional information about the last election.
On Tuesday, September 13th, the City Council had its regular monthly meeting. Here are the meeting highlights. Two proclamations were approved. We recognized Childhood Cancer Awareness and National Recovery Month. The City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that will amend the Normandy Park Municipal Code to clarify the rules on dangerous dogs. Our new code will better conform to current State law and provide a straightforward procedure for appeals making our process more defensible. The second reading is scheduled for the October meeting.
The City Council approved an ordinance to align the city’s code with amended State law so the city can enforce order violations, including protection and no contact orders.