Submitted by City of Tenino
While the parking lot is currently used by the city and library as needed, this donation will allow the city to own the property and use and maintain it as they wish.
“It is our hope that this donation will draw more visitors to Tenino and encourage access to the surrounding businesses and amenities,” said Brian Marlow, KeyBank president for the South Puget Sound. “We are always looking for any way we can help the community, as philanthropy is part of KeyBank’s DNA. While this is certainly a non-traditional donation opportunity, we applaud the efforts of the City of Tenino to have its downtown flourish and were pleased we could support in this way,” Marlow said.
“This solution was the brainchild of my mother, Cheryl Fournier, who has been a KeyBank employee for many years here in our community,” said Tenino Mayor, Wayne Fournier. “I was thrilled to hear she had suggested it to KeyBank management, who readily agreed. It’s just one more example of what can be accomplished when our community comes together.”
“With this donation, the city and Timberland Regional Library can rest assured there will always be ample parking for library patrons,” said the Public Works Director, Troy Cannon.
“Additionally, the Tenino Farmer’s Market will have more flexibility on days it operates, and best of all, the city can finally install a full-sized bus stop shelter along Olympia Street without fear of encroaching on property that’s not ours.”