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Kirkland News Room

Kirkland joins with other Eastside cities to celebrate Welcoming Week

Media Contact:
Kellie Stickney
Communications Program Manager
(425) 979-6562

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Mayor Penny Sweet, along with the mayors of Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and Sammamish issued a joint proclamation Tuesday supporting Welcoming Week across the Eastside from September 13 through 22, 2019. 

The City of Kirkland joins hundreds of other jurisdictions across the nation celebrating the contributions of all residents to the health, vitality and prosperity of our local communities.

Over 30 events are planned throughout the Eastside bringing all segments of the community together. From potlucks, to discussion groups, to arts and crafts, local governments and community groups are planning multiple ways for community members to meet their neighbors and make connections. The Juanita Neighborhoods Association will be hosting Welcome to Juanita, an event celebrating diversity and inclusion in Kirkland, on Saturday, September 14 from 12 to 3 p.m. in Edith Moulton Park. The Welcome to Juanita event will feature free food from local restaurants, free games and prizes, entertainment and community and business information and resources.  A full list of all events on the Eastside is available at

“The City of Kirkland is committed to being a safe, welcoming and inclusive community. We are proud to join with other Eastside cities to celebrate Welcoming Week, and we’d like to encourage all Kirkland community members to take any action this week that lets others know that they belong here,” said Mayor Penny Sweet. 

For more information on Kirkland’s inclusion efforts visit