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New Art Piece Unveiled at City Hall

A new, permanent art piece was unveiled at Sammamish City Hall on March 14, 2023 at a gathering to recognize the generosity of the Snoqualmie Tribe. The art piece, a blanket titled "Connections," was gifted to the City of Sammamish to symbolize the collaborative effort to establish a mass vaccination site at Lake Sammamish State Park. 

In early 2021, the cities of Sammamish and Issaquah along with Eastside Fire & Rescue began working together to open a COVID-19 vaccination site for East King County residents but lacked vaccine doses. The Snoqualmie Tribe provided the vaccines necessary to make the mass vaccination site at Lake Sammamish State Park a reality. The site was named the Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership and opened in April 2021.

Over 15,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered through this partnership. By fall of 2021, three of the four zip codes that make up Sammamish and Issaquah saw vaccination rates over 90%. The Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership was named the winner of the 11th annual King County Executive’s Award for Community Resilience.

The "Connections" blanket was made by Eighth Generation and was designed by two Snoqualmie Tribal members. Blankets such as this are usually gifted to honor the recipient for their contributions. The blanket now hangs in City Hall to serve as a reminder of the lifesaving efforts of our city, the City of Issaquah, Eastside Fire and Rescue, and the Snoqualmie Tribe to make our community a safer and more resilient place.  Visit City Hall to see the Connections blanket for yourself!

Interested in exploring more public art throughout Sammamish? Learn more on the public art page.