City launches first in series of Town Halls March 11

Public safety, police behavior, business recruitment, fixing bumpy roads, emergency preparation.

The city of Auburn is keen to hear what its residents would like it to focus on.

This is why the city is launching the first in a monthly series of Town Halls in 2021 at 6 p.m. March 11.

The city already has a survey open for residents to submit questions and offer comments before the event at

The first event will be about an hour long and will begin with introductions from each department director, who will bring residents up to date on what their teams have been working on in the past year, and what they are focusing on in the year ahead.

Following the department introductions, Mayor Nancy Backus and a panel of staff will answer the questions that residents have submitted in a roundtable discussion.

“This one is a general overview of the city to kick us off, but the following months will focus on particular topics,” said Kalyn Brady, communications manager for the city of Auburn. “We are working on a calendar, and then, using feedback from questions from this first Town Hall, we will finalize the topics for each month and share out to the public.”

All the town halls begin at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month.

Join the Town Hall via Zoom or by phone: 253-215-8782 or 877-853-5257 (toll free).

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

The King County Courthouse. File photo
Sexual assault leads to calls for closing King County Courthouse

Crime is rising in the ’dangerous environment that has surrounded our seat of government.’

Janis Campbell-Aikens Puget Sound Educational Service District employee of the year. Photo courtesy of Puget Sound Educational Service District.
Auburn schools nutrition director named employee of the year

Janis Campbell-Aikens, director of child nutrition at Auburn Public Schools, was recently… Continue reading

File photo.
Father threatens daughter with samurai sword | Auburn police blotter

The following incidents are from Auburn’s police blotter from July 22-27. All… Continue reading

Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Health
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are rising in Washington

Data suggests the vaccine is effective in preventing hospitalization for COVID-19

File photo
King County Council OKs millions for courts overwhelmed by pandemic backlog

Some lawyers testified that the backlog has created an “access to justice” problem.

Legislators target local community building projects

Money will go toward affordable housing, youth services and more in Federal Way area.

Photo courtesy of King County
King County announces purchase agreement of Federal Way hotel

Hotel and two additional Seattle properties to become part of county’s Health Through Housing homelessness program.

File photo
Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

File photo.
Six shots fired near Auburn police officers

The incident occurred yesterday

Most Read