Serving my fifth term on the Maple Valley City Council (through 12-31-2023) I am continually honored and grateful for your support and confidence in me. I take pride in working with my fellow councilors and city staff to ensure Maple Valley has plans in place to improve our overburdened roads, continues to be financially sound, provides recreational opportunities, and is positioned to support economic growth and development.
The City Council is working hard to bring living wage jobs to Maple Valley and is focusing on training and technology jobs. As such we are supporting the Tahoma School District’s Future Ready program which includes education beyond the usual high school curriculum. The City Council is supportive of these endeavors and is working to help facilitate this vision.
Summit Park off 271st adjacent to the new High School, was opened in 2019 and is a welcome addition to our city providing much needed inclusive playground equipment for all our young people. We have an aggressive six-year Transportation Improvement Plan and hope to secure grants to help defray the costs of this work as we continue to improve the road infrastructure in Maple Valley. Work on Highway 169 between Witte Road and 240th is nearing completion and will be a welcome improvement to our infrastructure. Continued improvements to Witte Road from 249th to 256th will begin this year and we continue improvements to our Signature Street. The need for additional parking at Lake Wilderness Park has been addressed and this year we will have over 100 new parking spaces available to event participants. The Farmer’s Market will be moving across the street to the Legacy Site this June to begin the first steps of development of the site. Council is working hard on future development plans for the rest of the site. Look forward to a Farmer’s Market among the trees. Council continues to address the needs of the Golf Course. We are working with a contractor to select the best and most cost-efficient approach to improving the needs of our club house. New on the horizon is our Branding study. We are evaluating our current city logo to determine if it is time to update it with something that is more appropriate for our city as we grow beyond 25,000 citizens. These are some of the challenges ahead of us and I look forward to working with my fellow Council members to provide oversight, vision, and policy-setting guidance for Maple Valley. Join me at Vintage Wine and Espresso (by Fred Meyer) on the first Saturday of each month (9:30-11:00) to share your thoughts on issues facing our city and to get updates from council members on these issues.
Council Committee Appointments
- City Manager Evaluation Committee
- Council Retreat Committee
- King County Flood District Advisory Committee (Alternate)
- King County Landmarks Commission
- South County Area Transportation Board
- Tahoma School District Community Relations Committee (Alternate)