Sequim totem ready to travel

Join the Sequim City Council and city staff as they dedicate the new Civic Center, at 152 W. Cedar St., to the citizens of Sequim and the Sequim community at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

Join the Sequim City Council and city staff as they dedicate the new Civic Center, at 152 W. Cedar St., to the citizens of Sequim and the Sequim community at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13.

The Civic Center houses the police station, City Hall and Community Plaza. The ceremony will take place on the Community Plaza at the front of the facility.

The ceremony will include the dedication of a 30-foot totem pole donated by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe that depicts the story of “Why the Sun Always Shines in Sequim.”

Also included will be the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial that features a 843-pound piece of sheet metal from the fallen World Trade Center in New York City, which was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. The artifact was retrieved in 2011 by Police Chief Bill Dickinson, Sgt. Darrell Nelson and Officer Randy Kellas and was stored by the police department for four years in anticipation of incorporation into the new facility.

Tours of the Civic Center will be conducted following the ceremony until 4:30 p.m.

Contact communications and marketing director Barbara Hanna at 681-3422 or bhanna@sequimwa.gov with questions.