Letter from the Mayor

The month of May brings sunshine and plants begin showing off their beautiful blooms

Letter from the Mayor

The month of May brings sunshine and plants begin showing off their beautiful blooms. May is also a time we remember and honor those brave men and women who have lost their lives while serving in our country’s armed forces.

A group of dedicated members of the Maple Valley community formed the Greater Maple Valley Veterans Memorial Foundation (GMVVMF) in 2012. Their goals include raising funds to build a world class veterans memorial, act as caretakers of the memorial, and provide outreach to local disabled veterans.

This devoted group has diligently reached out to our community with a variety of opportunities to partner in funding the memorial. King County Councilman Regan Dunn recently obtained $2,500 in funding from King County and state representatives Jay Rodne and Paul Graves are showing a keen interest in seeking State funding to support the GMVVMF.

To learn more about the project or opportunities to partner in its funding, visit www.maplevalleyvets.org.

On behalf of City Council, I wish to thank the GMVVMF members for launching this project and the many selfless hours devoted to this honorable cause; Storm McNeil, Brett Habenicht, Jim Flynn, Dan Neilsen, Dr. Cary Collings, Kellie Hand, Scott Beusch, John Baban, and Larry Powalisz.

Sean P. Kelly, Mayor

City of Maple Valley




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