Yelm Community Center
Photo credit: Yelm Chamber of Commerce
Yelm Business Assn. (YBA) President Cynthia Schmier presented a summary of the officially submitted YBA Board letter to name the Community Center for the Wolf Family. Schmier said the YBA had not received any response to their June 2015 proposal nor follow-up letter request to name the facility for former Mayor Kathy Wolf. The YBA letter said htis in-part:
“With a new mayor and 5 new councilors seated, the YBA Board of Directors is again presenting this suggestion to you for consideration.
In the meantime Yelm Community Schools Superintendent Andy Wolf has left Yelm to take a position in Olympia plus Mayor Wolf’s husband Bob and their son Robert Wolf, Jr. both passed in the last year, a little more than two weeks apart.
Additionally, along with Bob’s brother Hal, the entire Wolf Family have dedicated their lives to Yelm for over 8 decades.
Therefore, we recommend an update to our original proposal to name this facility the Wolf Family Community Center, and that our suggestion be considered. We welcome any questions or comments and look forward to hearing from the council on your decision.”
After Schmier fielded some questions, Councilor Joe DePinto committed this would be placed on the council’s agenda to discuss at a Study Session, and that the city would get back to the YBA with an answer this time.
Click here for the YBA proposal dated October 25, 2016.
Click here for the YBA proposal dated June 9, 2015.
– “Yelm Business Association Would Like Dialogue With City Leaders”
“Editor’s Note: The following letter was submitted to the Yelm City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 25.”
By Nisqually Valley News, October 27, 2016.