Former Issaquah Mayor Keith M. Hansen died on May 28 at age 94. Hansen served as Mayor from 1970-1974. He lived in Issaquah most of his life, spending the last two years with family in Bellevue.
Mayor Hansen was quoted in a 2018 article about his service as Mayor that working on ordinances that beautified the town and set standards for landscaping was his greatest achievement. He looked at landscaping ordinances from other cities, broke them down and built them back up in a way that fit the city.
City flags will be at half mast through Wednesday June 7 in his honor.