Leadership

Queen City Is Preparing Royal Welcome for IAFC

Issue 3 and Volume 123.

Queen City Is Preparing Royal Welcome for IAFC “Go west young man, go west!” Horace Greenly’s sage advice of years ago was never more sound than this year when the West’s most exciting metropolitan city—Seattle—hosts the 97th Annual Conference of the International Association of Fire Chiefs August 9-13. Seattle—the “City by the Sound,” the “Swingin’ Gateway,” the “Queen City”—promises to be the most spectacular conference city in the IAFC’s history. And with the lavish Seattle Center as the site of all conference activities, the Monorail, the ride of tomorrow for transportation from the downtown area to the center, and Seattle’s natural beauty and scenic wonders, it is evident Seattle’s promise will be fulfilled. Seattle’s host chief, Gordon F. Vickery, and the city’s young energetic mayor, Wes Uhlman, have much to offer. The Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World’s Fair, is a handsomely landscaped 74-acre site that serves as the…

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