Covington mayor re-elected to association board and more community news

Covington mayor re-elected to association board

Covington Mayor Jeff Wagner was reelected to the Board of Directors of the Sound Cities Association.

The association represents 38 King County cities, providing a regional voice for their residents, according to a media release.

Registration now open for academy

Applications are now being accepted for the Community Police Academy.

The King County Sheriff’s Office along with the city of Maple Valley and Covington work together to help the community gain a better understanding of police operations.

The classes will be held every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning March 28 until May 30.

The academy includes classroom based instruction along with hands on learning about law enforcement. A few of the courses include Patrol Procedures, De-Escalation, Firearms, Narcotics, K-9, Major Crime Investigations and Personal Safety, according to a media release.

Applications will be accepted until all spaces are filled. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and are subject to a background check.

Applications can be downloaded at

For more information contact Robin Larsen at 425-413-5158 or Micki Christensen at 206-477-6428.

Covington gala coming soon

The Covington Rotary is hosting a Zombie Gala and Auction Saturday, April 13.

The gala will be held at Green River College and festivities begin at 5 p.m.

Zombie make up appointments begin at 2 p.m.

Register before March 1 to receive a discount on your table.

All proceeds go directly back into the community.

To sign up, visit

Nominations now being accepted

The Greater Maple Valley Community Center is now accepting nominations for the seventh annual Community First Awards.

The awards honor individuals and organizations/businesses who demonstrate community service, public service or charitable contributions that benefit the community.

The awards will be presented at the Community Center’s Annual Benefit Breakfast Thursday, March 21.

Reservations for the breakfast can be emailed to or by calling 425-432-1272.

Nomination forms can be downloaded at or picked up at the community center. Nominations forms are due back to the center or to by March 4.

Second annual fundraiser next month

The Maple Valley Food Bank will be hosting its second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. March 1.

Tickets are $20 and includes a meal made by an area restaurant and a bowl handcrafted by a local artist.

For more information visit

BECU adds Covington location

BECU announced Feb. 5 it will be adding a new location in Covington later this year.

The location will be located on Southeast 272nd Street.

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