Scholarship fund named for former city clerk

July 27, 2010

By Staff

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, she earned admiration for her skill and her voluminous knowledge of city ordinances.

To honor Ruehle, the King County Municipal Clerks Association recently agreed in a 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 of the 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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