King County Council Recognizes SeaTac’s 20th Birthday
On Monday (March 1st), the King County Council recognized the City of SeaTac’s 20th birthday by presenting Mayor Terry Anderson with a commemoration from Councilmember Julia Patterson, a long-time resident of SeaTac and one of the leaders in the City’s incorporation efforts.
“In the early days of SeaTac city government, the city council built a new community center, increased police presence in our neighborhoods, created a highly-successful parks and recreation department, and developed world-class programs for our senior citizens,” said Patterson. “With all of the growth, opportunity and diversity that SeaTac now has to offer its residents, I am so proud to have been a part of the foundation that got the City of to a great start.”
According to the county council’s press release:
Known by many as the portal to the Puget Sound, the City of SeaTac is home to more than 25,000 residents who know their home as much more than a hospitality city. It has grown into a vibrant community, rich with culture and a people-oriented atmosphere.
Today, the City of SeaTac is one of the most diverse cities in King County. Approximately 42 percent of the City’s population are non-Caucasian, and represent more than 80 nationalities and 70 different languages. SeaTac is also known as a transportation-centric community, and an economic hub for the region. It is home to over 900 licensed businesses – 80 of which have been named Fortune 1000 companies. In addition, last December, SeaTac welcomed the newest extension of Sound Transit’s Link light rail to the City with the SeaTac/Airport Station.