The Yelm City Council heard a suggestion on behalf of the Yelm Business Association (YBA) read by Executive Director Dan Crowe, with the entire YBA Board present, to name the soon-to-be-completed Yelm Community Center for former Mayor Kathy Wolf. The proposal has the approval of the Wolf Family and the formal written letter was also presented to Mayor Harding and the Yelm City Council.
The YBA listed several accomplishments by this beloved figure including, yet not limited to:
* appointed to the Yelm City Council in 1984,
* elected Mayor of Yelm in 1993,
* instrumental in Yelm becoming one of the first WA cities to reclaim/re-use 100% of the city’s waste-water.
Wolf also served on the Board of Directors for the Thurston County Fair, Nisqually River Council, Capital Medical Center, Thurston County Economic Development Council, Briggs YMCA, and the South Puget Sound College Foundation.
While Mayor Wolf died in 2007, her legacy is still alive in Yelm today. She and her husband Bob instilled their inspiration of public service throughout the entire community, yet nowhere is that proud achievement more demonstrated than in their son Andy’s desire to give back to his hometown as Yelm Schools Superintendent. Our schools’ students have achieved national recognition on many fronts under Andy’s fine leadership, including a recent visit by Gov. Jay inslee.
Yelm Blogger Steve Klein is a Yelm Business Assn. founding Board member.