Dow Constantine honors our publisher Jerry Robinson with a proclamation

April 6 declared as Jerry Robinson and Robinson Newspapers Day

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced this week that in honor of our publisher Jerry Robinson's birthday (April 6) that he has declared April 6 as Jerry Robinson and Robinson Newspapers Day in King County. Robinson purchased the White Center News in 1952 and later came to acquire a chain of weekly newspapers from Ballard to Burien. The newspapers have won numerous awards and have been the training ground for many journalists around the region.

Robinson, now 93 years old remains a vital part of the company and regularly writes for the publications.

The text of the proclamation reads:

King County
PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Jerry Robinson will celebrate his 93rd birthday on April, 6, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Jerry has published an award-winning group of community newspapers, including
the Ballard News-Tribune, West Seattle Herald/White Center News, and Highline
Times/ SeaTac News/ Des Moines News for decades; and
WHEREAS, he remains a vital and a contributing community journalist; and
WHEREAS, Jerry has made countless contributions of time, money, and publicity to
community organizations and causes; and
WHEREAS, he is an irreplaceable community asset; and
WHEREAS, Jerry sets an example for us all on how to remain a contributing and connected
member of the community well into our senior years.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dow Constantine, Executive ofKing County, do hereby proclaim

April, 6, 2013 to be

Jerry Robinson & Robinson Newspapers Day

in King County.

I encourage all residents to join me in celebration of this day and to express our
gratitude for all that Jerry Robinson and Robinson Newspapers have done to benefit the
communities they serve.

Dow Constantine
King County Executive

If you'd like to offer your congratulations or wish Jerry a Happy Birthday please do so in the comments
or via email to our Managing Editor Ken Robinson at Kenr@robinsonnews.com .

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