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Posted on: March 27, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City of Sequim is Accepting Donations for the Community Plaza at the New Civic Center

Residents of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley have the opportunity to be a part of Sequim history by purchasing a part of the Community Plaza at the new Civic Center on the corner of North Sequim Avenue and West Cedar Street. There are many ways to participate:

Commemorative Brick Pavers $100
The engraved brick pavers will be incorporated into the floor of the plaza and highly visible to all pedestrians on the plaza. The commemorative pavers are intended to recognize families, businesses, community organizations, clubs and churches. Each paver is 7.5” X 7.5” and can be engraved with up to 13 characters on each of three lines. Bricks that are sponsored after the completion of the plaza will be installed into the plaza on a quarterly basis.

Benches $1,500
There will be six metal benches on the plaza. Bench sponsors will be recognized with a plaque on the bench. There is only one bench still available for sponsorship. Five of the benches have been sponsored.

Tree – includes root barrier and grate $2,000
Trees will front the plaza along West Cedar Street. The sponsor of a tree will be recognized with a plaque on the tree grate.

9/11 Memorial Display Donations Accepted
In 2011, Police Chief Bill Dickinson, Sergeant Darrell Nelson, and Officer Randy Kellas, visited the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City to retrieve an 843 pound sheet metal that was a piece of the fallen World Trade Center. The artifact
has been stored by the Sequim Police Department in anticipation of being incorporated into the new Civic Center containing the Police Station, City Hall, and a Community Plaza. Donations are being accepted for the development of a memorial on the Community Plaza featuring the World Trade Center artifact.

Public Art TBD
The City Arts Advisory Commission is determining locations and opportunities to incorporate art into the Civic Center including the Community Plaza.

All donations to the City of Sequim Community Plaza will be listed on the City’s website.

Tax Deductible
A gift to a city, county, or other political subdivision is tax deductible if it is made "for public purposes." The IRS Code, 26 U.S.C.170(c)(1), defines a "charitable contribution" (which is tax deductible) to include "a contribution or gift to or for the use of ": A State, a possession of the United States, or any political subdivision of any of the foregoing, or the United States or the District of Columbia, but only if the contribution or gift is made for exclusively public purposes. It will, of course, depend upon the circumstances of a particular gift as to whether it was made for public purposes.

To make a donation, contact Assistant to the City Manager Joe Irvin at (360) 582-2457 or, City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at (360) 681-3428 or, or Communications and Marketing Director Barbara Hanna at (360) 681-3422 or

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