HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4668, by Representatives Edmonds and Kagi


     WHEREAS, The year 2001 marks the fortieth birthday of the incorporation of the city of Lake Forest Park; and

     WHEREAS, Lake Forest Park was conceived as a residential community in 1909; and

     WHEREAS, Forty years ago, based on the county's decision to build a shopping center in a wetland, the community of Lake Forest Park incorporated on June 20, 1961; and

     WHEREAS, The community expanded slowly between 1961 and 1990; and

     WHEREAS, In the last decade Lake Forest Park has grown to a population of 13,160 primarily through annexations; and

     WHEREAS, Citizen involvement has and continues to be a keystone of the city; and

     WHEREAS, There are dynamic citizen commissions and active park volunteers; and

     WHEREAS, The city has a treasured commitment to the environment and to the tall trees that are an important part of the community; and

     WHEREAS, The city of Lake Forest Park purchased a site in the northeast corner of the Towne Centre Mall at the intersection of Ballinger & Bothell Way for a new city hall, scheduled to open in November 2001;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the 40th Birthday of the incorporation of Lake Forest Park and the Picnic in the Park Celebration on July 28, 2001; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the Lake Forest Park City Hall.



   I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

   Resolution 4668 adopted by the House of Representatives

                       July 21, 2001.



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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk