The Future of Totem Lake: Kirkland Officials Host Totem Lake Conversations

Businesses, stakeholders invited to share thoughts about future of area


Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride and City Council Member Amy Walen invite Totem Lake Business District companies, interested stakeholders, and citizens to talk about the future of a vital urban center. In 2010, the City hosted a Totem Lake Symposium where financial, development, and design professionals collaborated with local property and business owners on how to revitalize the Totem Lake Business District. Participants expressed their current and future vision of the area which were integrated into the Totem Lake Action Plan, adopted by the City Council in late December 2010. The conversation about Totem Lake continues with Mayor McBride and Council Member Walen over lunch at Café Veloce on May 21, June 25, and July 23 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call the City Manager’s Office at 425-587-3001. Attendees are responsible for the cost of lunch. For more information about the City’s efforts to revitalize the Totem Lake Business District, visit or contact Ellen Miller-Wolfe, Economic Development Manager, City of Kirkland at 425-587-3014 or