Snoqualmie Railroad Days Parade, Aug. 18, 11 am, Downtown Snoqualmie
City of Snoqualmie City Clerk Jodi Warren will lead this year’s Railroad Days celebration parade as the grand marshal. Warren was selected for this role by the Northwest Railway Museum, which hosts the annual Snoqualmie Railroad Days celebration.
“It’s an incredible honor to be selected and an honor to lead the parade,” Warren said. “I take great pride in serving citizens and helping make a difference in their lives, and in a community I’ve watched grow over the years.”
Warren is the longest serving city clerk in Snoqualmie history, having been in this role for 22 years. Prior to her work for the city, she worked in the public sector for an additional 12 years. A certified paralegal, she earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and is a Certified Public Records official.
Warren was instrumental in developing the City of Snoqualmie Citizens Academy, a popular, free course offering citizens a close-up look at city government. She has also served as volunteer coordinator for more than 10 years, managing an annual volunteer recognition dinner.
In addition to serving the community, family is a big motivation for Warren. Her three children and their spouses will attend the parade, along with her six grandchildren, who will join her on the parade route.
Snoqualmie Railroad Days, an annual festival in Snoqualmie celebrating Trains, Timber, and Tradition, was originally organized by volunteer firefighters in 1939. Today, the Northwest Railway Museum hosts thousands of visitors for the annual event.