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Cut out image of City of Burien Communications Officer Emily Inlow-Hood with photos depicting Burien's community centers in the background..
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Editor’s Note: Spring 2022

For almost two years, we have had to keep our distance to protect ourselves and our loved ones from a deadly virus. Now that we’ve cautiously begun to emerge from the lonely isolation imposed by the pandemic, finding welcoming spaces to gather with community has never felt more urgent or necessary.
Cut out photo of former City of Burien city manager Brian Wilson in front of an image of Burien City Hall.
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Message from former City Manager Brian J. Wilson

I want to thank the City Council and the community for giving me the opportunity to serve the citizens of Burien over the last four and a half years. It has been an honor and a privilege to return to my hometown, lead an outstanding staff, and implement policy on behalf of the City Council.
Cutout portraits of Burien City Councilmembers imposed on blue background with pattern from City of Burien logo.
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New City Council, New Direction

Burien faces the same challenges and opportunities that all Puget Sound communities face. Our policymaking reflects the need to ensure public safety, increase Burien’s supply of affordable housing, provide an environment that allows economic development to flourish, and building a community that is resilient to climate change.
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Welcome New Councilmembers

Hugo Garcia, Sarah Moore, and Stephanie Mora were elected in 2021 to the Burien City Council. Jimmy Matta was re-elected for another four-year term. Their first council meeting was January 10, 2022.
Illustration of two people wearing masks and bumping elbows in a greeting.
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Burien Forward Together

For the past two years, the City of Burien has leveraged federal stimulus funding through the CARES Act and partnered with local nonprofits, community leaders, and government agencies to deliver direct relief to our community, helping Burien move forward together through the COVID-19 pandemic.