Briefly: court appointment, Block Party returns

A round-up of local news briefs from Jan. 9 to 13.

Snoqualmie Mayor Pro Tem: The Snoqualmie City Council has named Councilmember Bryan Holloway as its Mayor Pro Tem for the 2023-2024 biennium. Holloway, who previously served as Mayor Pro Tem between 2018 and 2019, takes over for James Mayhew. Holloway was nominated in a 4-3 vote, with three council members supporting Rob Wotton. The Mayor Pro Tem is responsible for committee and liaison assignments of the councilmembers. They also handle mayoral duties in the mayor’s absence.

Block Party: North Bend’s Downtown Block Party has announced it will return on July 15, 2023. The annual event, put on by the North Bend Downtown Foundation, includes live music, a vendor’s row and kids activities. Vendor applications are now open and more information can be found online at:

Outstanding Educator: The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is now accepting nominations for its 2022-23 Educator of the Year Award. The program recognizes one elementary, middle and high school teacher, and one classified staff member, who make a positive difference in students’ lives. Nominations are due by Monday, Feb. 6. They can be made here:

King County Superior Court: Coreen Wilson, a North Bend resident, has been appointed to the King County Superior Court by Gov. Jay Inslee. She received the appointment last month. Wilson had been a member of North Bend’s planning commission prior to her appointment. She also previously served on the city’s Economic Development Commission and has been a volunteer at Reclaim since 2016. Wilson is a civil trial lawyer and graduate of Seattle University’s law school.