Normandy Park City Manager’s report for the week ending August 26

City Manager’s Report for the week ending August 26, 2022

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training begins September 8
In the event of a disaster, first responders come in many forms. Often the first responders are our family, friends, co-workers and even strangers. This is why the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program was created. This program educates volunteers on disaster preparedness for hazards that may affect their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. CERT provides a consistent, national approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Want to become a CERT member? If so, free classes will be held on Thursdays starting at 6:00 p.m. from September 8 to October 13 at the Burien Community Center.

Join this six-week program which will give you the knowledge and skills to help you and your community in the aftermath of a disaster. You will learn several skills in fire safety, search and rescue, basic first aid and medical operations, general preparedness, and more! Following your training, you will put into practice all the skills acquired during our last exercise. The final exercise will take place on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the South King Fire Disaster Training Site in Federal Way. All lessons and the final exercise must be completed to pass the course. If interested, Click here to join.

City council vacancy
The City of Normandy Park is looking for candidates to fill the vacant position of City Council position #1. This temporary appointment will expire upon certification of the November 2023 general election. Interested residents should apply by noon, September 16. To obtain a request, go to the town hall or Click here. Interviews with candidates are scheduled for September 27. For more information, please contact City Clerk Brooks Wall.

2020 census
Earlier this year, we shared the first set of results from the Census Post-Census Survey (PCS) of population counts. The Census recently released other results from the EPS, this time on the number of housing units. Click here to learn more about the importance of EPS and whether Washington State’s housing unit counts were overstated, understated, or neither in the decennial census.

Last summer concert on Sunday
On Sunday August 28, Bayou Envie will present smokin’ zydeco to close the summer concert series. Bring your favorite blanket and chair and head to the park from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for some summer evenings with the family. We’ll see you there!

If you have any questions, please contact me at aarrington@normandyparkwa.gov.

Have a good week!