A multi-media scrapbook comprised of interviews with people who’ve made a lasting impression on local government in Washington state; Lasting Impressions highlights contributions to the community, the state and/or the profession in an effort to:

  • Enhance our understanding of key people, places and events in Washington history.
  • Verify a commonly-held interpretation or provide an alternate interpretation of key people, places and events in Washington history.
  • Capture valuable perspectives and knowledge to pass along to future generations and local government officials.
  • Increase public appreciation for local government by telling positive stories about cities and local government elected officials in WA.

Tom Trulove – Episode 001

Tom Truelove, Mayor of Cheney now and in the 1970s-80s shares his experience as a city leader when Mount St. Helens erupted. He recalls the event as his first test on his ability to lead the community through an emergency.

Additional resources:
Cheney, WA – thumbnail history
Eastern Washington University history

Bob Roegner – Episode 002

Getting things done by consistently and creatively working together is the theme of this video installment from Bob Roegner, former Mayor of Auburn. Hear how a can-do and collegial approach helped overcome obstacles to major projects across multiple jurisdictions.

Additional resources:
Auburn, WA – thumbnail history