City to host annual town hall meeting

October 9, 2011

By Staff

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The city of Newcastle will host its annual town hall meeting from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Residents will be able to provide feedback to city staff and City Council members on issues facing the city for the next year, including the city’s budget.

The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more by contacting the city at 649-4444.

Candidate forum to be held at golf club

The Golf Club at Newcastle, the Municipal League of King County and the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce will present this year’s Eastside Candidate Forum from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 in the St. Andrew’s Ballroom at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

The candidates who have confirmed attendance to the forum are Congressman Jay Inslee, Attorney General Rob McKenna, King County Councilman Reagan Dunn and King County Councilman Bob Ferguson.

Inslee and McKenna are running for governor, while Dunn and Ferguson are running for attorney general.

The candidates will appear one at a time and will be given 15 minutes to speak. The event is not a debate. It is free and open to the public.


Foundation appoints new director

The Danna K. Johnston Foundation has appointed Howard J. McAuliffe to serve as its executive director.

McAuliffe has more than 10 years of experience in leadership roles in the nonprofit and private sectors. He most recently served as executive director of North Grand Neighborhood Services, a nonprofit organization in St. Louis, Mo.

McAuliffe earned a master’s degree with honors in urban planning and real estate management from Saint Louis University. He has a background in the nonprofit arena including success in grant writing and community outreach efforts.

The foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves inner-city youths in the greater Seattle area. It aims to empower youths from different socio-economic backgrounds to be successful in high school and college. The foundation helps students graduate from high school on time and prepare for college.

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