Molinaro elected vice president of Sound Cities Association

The Enumclaw mayor said he’ll be helping the organization focus on issues surrounding homelessness, housing, and crime.

Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro was recently elected vice president of the Sound Cities Association (SCA).

The SCA represents 38 King County cities and aims to help those cities advocate together regionally.

“I have enjoyed serving on the board with Jan because he brings such a valuable and unique voice to our conversations,” Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince, who serves as immediate past president of SCA, said in a Jan. 24 press release. “I am excited for his continued leadership as Vice President of SCA.”

2022 SCA President Mayor Angela Birney of Redmond said Molinaro “brings the much needed perspective of our smaller cities to the Vice President role.”

“I very much appreciate having this opportunity to serve with an exceptionally talented group of board members in 2022,” Molinaro said in the press release.

In an email interview, Molinaro said his duties as vice president include supporting the President Birney in setting her goals for the organization, and preside over meetings when she in unavailable.

Focuses this year include “homelessness, crime, [and] housing,” he continued. “These are the regional issues as well and hopefully SCA can provide guidance as we discuss and work with partners throughout the county.”

In addition to serving as vice president of SCA, Molinaro will continue to bat for Enumclaw specifically as the South Valley Caucus Cities representative, which also includes the cities of Algona, Black Diamond, Milton, and Pacific. He will also represent SCA and Enumclaw on the Executive Board of the Puget Sound Regional Council in 2022.

Molinaro is serving his second term as mayor of Enumclaw; he was first elected in 2017. He has also served on the Enumclaw City Council and the city’s Civil Service commission. He and his family have lived in Enumclaw for 26 years, and his children graduated from the Enumclaw School District.