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

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.

Got news?

Send community news and notes entries to editor Sarah Brenden at to be considered in an upcoming edition of the Reporter.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

This screenshot from Auburn Police Department bodycam footage shows an officer about to fire his weapon and kill dog on May 13, 2022.
Auburn police shoot dog, and owner claims it wasn’t justified

See videos of attack as well as bodycam footage of officer firing at dog.

File photo.
King County Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce amid rash of dispensary robberies

The multi-agency task force will cooperate to find ways to improve safety in the cash-only industry.

U.S. Department of Justice logo.
Renton man sentenced for killing of woman in Olympic National Forest

Authorities say the he brutally beat to death the California woman who he was having an affair with.

Screenshot from ORCA website
New ORCA system launches for regional transit across the Puget Sound

Overhaul includes new website, mobile application and digital business account manager.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
JUDGED BY XII (Episode 4): Foster mom wants accountability in Auburn cop’s upcoming murder trial

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen. Photos courtesy of FBI
FBI arrests Auburn couple after 11-day manhunt

The couple was previously convicted for fraud and skipped sentencing on April 29.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Dozens of King County Sheriff’s Office employees left jobs instead of getting vaccinated

This added on to the existing number of vacancies in the department.

Environmental microbiologist Dr. Natalie Prystajecky with some of her staff members at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Photo: Submitted
Wastewater testing for COVID-19 coming to Interior Health

Testing can tell whether cases are rising or falling in a community

King County logo
King County audit finds backlog of property tax exemption applications for seniors, people with disabilities, and disabled veterans

The auditors found that program expansions lead to three-times the amount of applications.

Most Read