Federal Way is inviting the public to say goodbye and share a piece of cake next week with two City Council members and former mayors who have a combined 28 years in their elected offices.
The reception for departing councilmen Jack Dovey and Mike Park is set for Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., at Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S.
Both men are small business owners, and both were originally appointed to fill vacancies on the council in 1995 before going on to win election to their seats. Dovey held the appointed mayor position in 2008 and 2009. Park held the mayor’s gavel in 2000, and again in 2006 and 2007. (Federal Way switched to an elected strong-mayor form of government last year.)
Dovey ran for reelection this year but lost in the general election to challenger Bob Celski. Park decided not to run for another term.