Community Voices to Guide Civic Process
The Burien Community Connectors program works with trusted leaders from Burien’s diverse communities to connect more people to civic planning processes.
April 26, 2023
Burien turns 30!
In March 1992, inspired by a call for a more powerful voice in the governing of their local community, residents of what is today known as Burien voted overwhelmingly in favor of incorporating as a city.
April 12, 2023
Tony Hayes Offers Hospitality and Hope through His Restaurant
He has created an atmosphere in his restaurant where hospitality and high-quality customer service have made many local community members view his restaurant as a beloved “third place” gathering space.
Rose Clark’s Lifetime of Service Honored
Rose Clark has spent a lifetime devoted to public service in Burien and the Highline area. She moved to Burien with her husband from Montana in 1966, before Burien was even a city.
Nancy Salguero McKay Creates Museum for All
Nancy Salguero McKay has been helping preserve the Highline area’s history for almost 18 years. Starting as a volunteer, she became a paid employee, working part-time with a cohort of volunteers to collect artifacts and oral histories, and document the histories of Burien, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines, and White Center.
Citizen of the Year 2022
Every year, the Burien City Council honors community members who make outstanding contributions to our community by presenting them with the Citizen of the Year award.
A Once-in-a-Decade Look at Who Calls Burien Home
The decennial census asked ten questions to gather basic demographic information and provide the official population count.
New Community Centers Fill Need After Pandemic Isolation
After two years of isolation imposed by the pandemic, we are feeling hopeful as our community is building new welcoming spaces for people to gather. In this issue we highlight several new community centers that have either opened in the past year or will be opening very soon.
Beautiful Building Provides Special Moments for Burien Community
It’s been a challenging two years. Public health guidelines intended to keep people safe from a deadly disease meant community centers, like the Burien Community Center, had to close their doors to the public.
From Full Classes to Empty Bowls, Moshier Art Center Continues Creating Art Opportunities in Burien
A beloved and long-standing institution, the Moshier Art Center has provided affordable studio spaces and classes to the Highline community for decades.