KeyBank in Tenino has donated its parking lot adjacent to the Tenino Timberland Library to the city, the City of Tenino and KeyBank announced Monday.
The parking lot is often used by visitors to the city’s offices and the library, but the donation transfers ownership to the city to allow it to maintain the property as they wish, according to a joint news release from KeyBank and the city.
“It is our hope that this donation will draw more visitors to Tenino and encourage access to the surrounding businesses and amenities,” said Brian Marlow, KeyBank president for the South Puget Sound. “We are always looking for any way we can help the community, as philanthropy is part of KeyBank’s DNA. While this is certainly a non-traditional donation opportunity, we applaud the efforts of the City of Tenino to have its downtown flourish and were pleased we could support in this way.”
The move was suggested by Mayor Wayne Fournier’s mother, Cheryl, a longtime KeyBank employee.
“I was thrilled to hear she had suggested it to KeyBank management, who readily agreed. It’s just one more example of what can be accomplished when our community comes together,” Wayne Fournier said.
The donation assures ample parking for a number of uses, according to the.
“With this donation, the city and Timberland Regional Library can rest assured there will always be ample parking for library patrons,” said Public Works Director, Troy Cannon.
“Additionally, the Tenino Farmer’s Market will have more flexibility on days it operates, and best of all, the city can finally install a full-sized bus stop shelter along Olympia Street without fear of encroaching on property that’s not ours.”