b'CITY NEWSListening and Learning Through the SilenceMy expectations were wildlySchool District joined with ourof emotion around the exceeded, said Normandy ParkPolice Chief, Dan Yourkoski,cause said Councilmember resident, organizer Haley Ballast,Mayor Hohimer and fellowMichelle Sipes-Marvin who, of the more that 450 residents,Councilmembers to marchalong with Councilmember neighbors and friends, thatin silence with hundredsErnest Thompson, our Police quietly gathered with signs andof Normandy Park familiesDepartment and our local QFC, wore black for a silent march onand friends to honor, grievesaw to it that the crowd had Friday, June 12, at The Cove inand remember the lives ofaccess to bottled water as the response to King Countys callBlack individuals victimizedmarchers silently reached the for a statewide day of actionby brutality and injusticeuphill destination of City Hall. in support of all Black lives inthroughout the country.Though there were no specific Washington state. The silence of the crowdspeeches given, Ballast King County Councilmember,enhanced the strengthencouraged those moved by the Dave Upthegrove, Board Viceof the moment, allowingsilence of the shared moment President, Bernie Dorsey andpeople an opportunity toto now loudly live as active other Normandy Park residentsreflect and better absorbparticipants in bringing about an in leadership at the Highlinethe significance and deptheven more just society.PROFESSIONAL SERVICESINTERIOR RENOVATIONSHARDSCAPES & CONCRETECRAFT WOODWORKINGCUSTOM METAL FABRICATIONEXCAVATIONSOIL AND PLANTSLIGHTING & IRRIGATIONSTRUCTURAL ENGINEERINGCIVIL ENGINEERING206-444-5088info@terrainseattle.comANNIVERSARYWWW.TERRAINSEATTLE.COMNORMANDY PARK CITY SCENE|SUMMER 2020 9'