Scholarship fund named for former City Clerk Linda Ruehle

July 27, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10 a.m. July 27, 2010

Legendary City Clerk Linda Ruehle — already immortalized with a statue near City Hall — has been honored again.

Ruehle, the Issaquah city clerk for 27 years, died in 2005. During her tenure as a city employee, Ruehle earned admiration for her skill and her voluminous knowledge of city ordinances.

To honor Ruehle, the King County Municipal Clerks Association recently agreed in 25-0 decision to name a scholarship fund after her. The city announced the fund July 21.

Details will be defined in the months ahead, but the Linda Ruehle Washington Municipal Clerks Association Fall Academy Scholarship Fund will consist of two scholarships per year.

Before she retired in June 2001, Ruehle served as a leader in the Washington Municipal Clerks Association.

Not long after she retired, the city honored her with the cast aluminum bench across East Sunset Way from City Hall. The bench — supported by aluminum facsimiles of ordinance books — features a life-sized representation of the former city clerk.

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3 Responses to “Scholarship fund named for former City Clerk Linda Ruehle”

  1. Gil Drynan on July 27th, 2010 1:38 pm

    Well deserved and well earned. She was a great contributer to our community.

  2. Marilyn Boyden on July 27th, 2010 4:25 pm

    She would be honored and humbled at the creation of this scholarship fund. I miss her terribly…

  3. Tori Gaines on July 30th, 2010 9:05 pm

    Even with her passing, Linda continues to influence the lives of those that knew her and now gives opportunity to those that will meet the strength of her spirit through this scholarship.

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