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A United Thanksgiving

A United Thanksgiving

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council In October 1863, the United States wasn’t united at all. The Battle of Gettysburg was just three months prior. Sherman’s March was a year away. Whatever anyone thought the outcome of the war would be, the state of the union must have seemed bleak. In those days, most states …

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 9:30 am Human Services Committee Connie Ladenburg, Chair Marty Campbell, Vice Chair Douglas G. Richardson Dave Morell Derek Young Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Prototype System …

2019 Council Leadership and Committee Appointments

2019 Council Leadership and Committee Appointments

At the first Council meeting of the year, we have our organizing votes electing leadership and making committee appointment. The Rules Committee is responsible for scheduling and administrative functions of the Council. It will be led by: Chair — Douglas Richardson Vice-Chair — Connie Ladenburg Executive Pro Tempore — Dave Morrell I will serve as Chair of the Community Development Committee …

This page quiet until November

This page quiet until November

County ethics rules prohibit the use of County communication resources on behalf of a candidate for office after April 30th. As a result, this blog will be going quiet until November. I will continue providing regular updates on my own blog, campaign site, and social media. You will also notice that I won’t be appearing on …

2018 Committee and External Board Appointments

2018 Committee and External Board Appointments

At this afternoon’s Council meeting we passed two resolutions making appointments to our standing committees as well as external boards and commissions. I’ll be a busy boy serving on all three standing committees and some of the most active of the external boards. Standing Committees Community Development Committee Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee Public Safety, Human …

Zoolights

Zoolights

  A dazzling display of Christmas lights that illuminates the Zoo and highlights South Sound landmarks is a go to holiday tradition with my nieces. Whether it is ogling the Narrows Bridge display or wondering how many lights they really use, it is an event that should never be missed. Zoo Lights Date: Nov. 24 …

Santa on the Firetruck

Santa on the Firetruck

Santa visiting on the fire truck is my all-time favorite holiday tradition. As a kid growing up in Gig Harbor, I remember the sirens and loudspeaker announcing that Santa was in our neighborhood. Even today, I get a kick out of seeing kids in the neighborhood run out to the meet him. To find out …

Point Ruston

Point Ruston

This holiday season Point Ruston will be hosting the Frozen Fountain Ice Skating Rink where you can strap on your ice skates and show off your moves. After twirling around on ice, head over to any of the fantastic restaurants where you can enjoy a great meal. If you’re a last minute shopper like me, …

Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade

Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade

The Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade, sponsored by the Gig Harbor Yacht Club, has been going on since I was a kid and is one of my favorite seasonal activities. There aren’t many more uniquely Harbor traditions than watching the holiday decorated boats cruise around the bay. This special District 7 tradition, and something I …

Christmas by the Bay Concert

Christmas by the Bay Concert

Have a great time listening to my favorite local band, Steve Stefanovich & Too Many Cooks, while also giving back to the Chapel on Echo Bay! One hundred percent of ticket proceeds for this concert will be put towards replacing the aging hardwood floors and carpeting. The Chapel is a Fox Island treasure and I …