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Public Forum & Workshop On Proposed Sign Regulation Changes

LACEY, WA, May 20, 2014: The City of Lacey will be holding a public forum and workshop on proposed changes to the city’s sign regulations on Thursday, May 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street SE. The purpose of the forum is for the public to hear preliminary concepts and recommended changes to the signage regulations as well as provide feedback on the proposals.

Based on changes in economic conditions, new technologies, and neighborhood planning over the past fifteen years, Lacey City Council has identified the update of the sign ordinance as a priority to reflect the needs of the community. The purpose of the proposed sign regulation changes is to enhance business identification, community character, and aesthetics in the community — particularly along highly traveled streets and commercial shopping areas. Makers Architecture will assist in the development of updated signage regulations.

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Call for Artists – Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery

Shelton, WA-- Professional or amateur artists working in two and three dimensional media are invited to apply for gallery exhibitions at the Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery. The gallery, sponsored by the Shelton Arts Commission, is very visible to the general public and all visitors that enter the Civic Center on a daily basis. Professional or amateur artists living Washington State working in two or three dimensional media are eligible to apply. All two dimensional work must be mounted or framed and ready to hang. Three dimensional work must meet size specifications. All work must be original and created solely by the artist. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday June 13, 2014. Exhibits are scheduled for a 12 week period starting July 1, 2014. For an application or additional information please contact Mark Ziegler, Shelton Parks and Recreation, at 432-5194 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MCFD#16 Commissioner Meeting Changes

MCFD#16 commissioner meetings are switching days to 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month (Tuesdays) time will stay at 7 P.M. corner of Shelton-Matlock and Dayton Airport road - First meeting will be held June 4th.

Olympia Celebrates Historic Preservation Month

City of Olympia Marks Historic Preservation Month with Two Events. In honor of this national effort to preserve the historic places that make our communities special, the City of Olympia and its Heritage Commission kick off with a celebration of Olympia’s maritime heritage. The event will highlight the historic waterfront places and industries that have shaped our city with a temporary exhibit of historical photographs along Percival Landing on Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th. Stop by the information booth under the main shelter on Percival Landing between 10:00am and 4:00pm to learn more about our important maritime history and historic preservation in Olympia.

Next, local artist Ira Coyne will be presented with the 2014 Preservation Award at the City Council’s May 27th meeting. The Olympia Heritage Commission selected Ira for this year’s award for his significant contributions to the historical craft of sign making and the art of mural painting in our City. His commitment to hand-crafting signs throughout the city, including business signs for Olympia Supply and West Olympia Food Coop, carries on an important local heritage trade, which in many places has been lost. His evocative murals like “Paddle to Squaxin” and “Rebecca Howard: Pacific Hotel & Restaurant” capture the cultural and historical significance of our community. The award presentation will include the reading of a proclamation naming May 2014 National Historic Preservation Month. The City Council meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on May 27, 2014 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 601 Fourth Avenue E.

May 16, 2014