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City seeks ideas for Lake Sammamish State Park | Citizen police academy offered

City seeks ideas for State Park

Ideas for opportunities to improve exposure to Lake Sammamish State Park, and ways to bring revenue to the park will be explored Aug. 7, from 2-4 p.m. in the Pickering Conference Room at City Hall NW, 1775 12th Avenue NW, in Issaquah.

Representatives from the city and State Parks will be able to answer questions about proposal requirements and clarify expectations.

The due date for request for concept proposals is Sept. 7, and must be received by the city of Issaquah permit center no later than 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions you would like answered in advance of the Sept. 7 meeting contact Keith Niven, the city’s economic development director at 425-837-3430 or or Nikki Fields, parks design and land use planner/trails coordinator at 360-902-8658 or nikki.fields@PARKS.WA.GOV.

Citizen police academy offered

The Issaquah Police department is planning a citizen’s academy, starting Sept. 4, which will be be held from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 6 at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

Get to know those who serve and protect you every day by riding along with a police officer and becoming an informed citizen.

The academy is free for adults 21 and older who either live or work in Issaquah. Each course will be taught by trained Issaquah police officers. Along with hands-on demonstrations, these interactive courses will cover the art of an investigation, how investigators handle crime scenes, and more.

All applicants must have no prior felony convictions, and pass a criminal background check. Apply now online at