Northwest NEWS

March 19, 2001


Dedication ceremony and open tours set for March 31

   WOODINVILLE - Ever since the city incorporated as the 270th Washington city, it has celebrated its incorporation with a "cityhood celebration" as part of "Celebrate Woodinville."
   This year is especially commemorative for the city of Woodinville for two reasons: it is the exact date of the city's 1993 incorporation and city officials will be dedicating the new 24,000 square foot, 2-story city Hall. The Dedication Ceremony begins at 1 p.m. with welcoming comments by the City Council. The Woodinville Rotary will dedicate the flagpole the club donated to the city. Mayor Randy Ransom and Campbell Gunnell, 5-year-old son of Rotarian Dennis Gunnell, will raise an American flag once flown over the United States Capital and the Washington State flag.
   The City Council will unveil the dedication plaque and then cut a ribbon at the west entry of the building.
   "The dedication of this new community building is a remarkable cornerstone for the city's future," comments Mayor Ransom. "The council appreciates the community input we received during the planning and designing phases of the project. We encourage the community to visit the building and learn about its architectural features and amenities."
   In keeping with its eight-year tradition, the City Council will be serving a "birthday" cake to its citizens. Attendees will enjoy musical performances by the Woodinville Community Band and are invited to tour the building and view informational displays from the various city departments from 1:30 to 4 p.m.