Editor’s Note (Fall 2023)

In this issue, you will meet several people making Burien a more vibrant and safe community.

In this issue, you will meet several people making Burien a more vibrant and safe community.

This includes new members of your public safety team. Burien now boasts three co-response teams, and we share a little bit about how they are helping community members in crisis by bringing the most appropriate skill set to the scene. You will meet your new police captain, Tom Calabrese, who has served Burien for more than two decades. You will also meet Eric Torres, our new emergency management project manager, who is strengthening our local government and community’s ability to respond to disasters. And you’ll read about our afterschool programs, including a new one coming to Hazel Valley Elementary in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

We also honor Vicky Hartley, a resident of the Boulevard Park neighborhood who was awarded the 2022 Citizen of the Year award.

Over the last year and a half, we’ve been working with you, our community, to plan for the next 20 years of Burien’s future. In this issue, you’ll read about several city planning processes, including the Shape Your City initiative, the strategic plan, and a new plan to boost economic development in Burien.

You can also check out highlights of the latest Recreation Guide featuring classes and programs offered at the Burien Community Center and Moshier Art Center.

Emily Inlow-Hood
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