Category Archives: Steve Vermillion

Steve Vermillion Nominated for DUSTOFF Hall of Fame

City Council member Steve Vermillion has been nominated to the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame website states “Our Hall of Fame wall stands in proud testimony to those DUSTOFFers who contributed to our legacy in notable fashion.”

You can read about the nominations here.

There is also a great write-up about Steve which you can read here.

If you are on Facebook, you may know that people are writing something each day of November about what they are thankful for.  Puyallup citizens should be thankful we have Steve Vermillion representing us on the city council.  The honesty and integrity he brings was much needed.  Here’s to hoping he is selected for the Hall of Fame.

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Dude Look Like a Lady

On Friday, five council members participated in the “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event in Tacoma to help raise money for abused women.

The picture below was taken on the “red carpet”. John Knutsen, Steve Vermillion, Rick Hansen, and John Hopkins walked the carpet. Shortly after Tom Swanson joined the effort.

While there might not be any women currently on the council, these men did their best to “look like a lady” and support a good cause.

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Link to Tribune Article

Here’s a link to today’s News Tribune article.

[Edit: Here is a Letter to the Editor we missed earlier.  Very well written Mr. Bennett!]

We’re not sure if there is anymore comment to be made to this article, other than it probably wasn’t necessary to write. However, the article is well written and presents a fair view to both sides.

The fact is, a couple of constant complainers who cannot be happy no matter what happens (look for a future video of one of these people), went to the newspaper.  They interviewed the involved councilmembers, researched the rules, and formed this article.  They found nothing wrong with this practice.

We believe that these councilmembers should continue to avoid these situations because, while not illegal may not look good to the public.  However, if you read the current comments on the article, people feel this is not an issue, they were elected for a reason, and they know the rules, so let them handle this duties as they best see fit.  If this is a major issue for people, they will elect others when the time comes.  If the current council does a good job, they will be reelected no matter who they choose to have a beer with.

Social pals swear off Puyallup city business [Tacoma News Tribune]

Filed under John Hopkins, John Knutsen, Rick Hansen, Steve Vermillion