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Jan 19, 2022
Beginning today, FEMA and the Washington State Military Department of Emergency Management Division will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the old Sedro-Woolley Library (802 Ball Street, Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284).
Jan 13, 2022
Dear Sedro-Woolley Residents:  During the recent snow events, the public works department spread approximately 150 tons of salt treated sand on city streets to help melt the packed snow and ice and help traffic with traction.

We now have the task of sweeping up the sand that was laid down...
Jan 11, 2022
The Winter 2022 Edition of Sedro-Woolley CityScene Magazine is now available online.
Jan 07, 2022

  • Wear face covering so it comes all the way up close to the bridge of your nose.
  • Make sure it covers all the way down your chin.
  • Do your best to tighten the loops or ties so it’s snug around our face, without gaps.
Jan 06, 2022
Governor Inslee released a statement today regarding the Biden Administration’s approval for a Major Disaster Declaration and individual federal assistance to help those impacted by November’s historic floods.
Jan 03, 2022
Due to the weather the past week, we are running extra residential recycling for the week of January 4th thru the 7th 2022. We will use this week to catch up. Then we will be back on normal recycling routes and schedule January 11-14, 2022.
Dec 29, 2021
The City is receiving calls regarding City snow and ice response. The recent heavy snowfall, with accumulation in many areas up to 12 inches, combined with low temperatures have called for extraordinary efforts by our Public Works Operations staff.
Dec 29, 2021
Given the weather situation, we will close our offices early again today, at 3:45, so that everyone can get home safely before dark.

Given all the snow, ice and a bit of slush out there, and the expected poor driving conditions, the Mayor has made the decision to close our offices tomorrow as well.
Dec 28, 2021
City offices will be closing at 3:45 PM today due to inclement weather.
Dec 28, 2021
Our garbage trucks are out running today and this week, but we have very limited abilities because of the weather conditions. Thank you for your patience.

Leo Jacobs
Solid Waste Supervisor
City of Sedro-Woolley
Dec 27, 2021

Given the inclement weather, we are going to close our offices early today at 3:30 PM so everyone has the opportunity to get home prior to sunset.

Dec 20, 2021
The Say Yes! COVID Test At-Home Testing Challenge provides households with access to free, rapid COVID-19 test kits that they can self-administer and is now available in Skagit County. This encourages residents to use the tests to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community healthy.
Dec 20, 2021
City crews have completed cleanup and repairs to many areas and some are now open to the public.

We thank you for your patience and understanding while city staff works through the process to make the necessary repairs and restore the rest of the park to safe and usable condition.
Dec 17, 2021
City offices will be closed beginning at noon on December 22nd and all day on December 23rd and 24th for the Christmas holiday. Offices will also be closed all day on December 31st for the New Year's Day holiday.
Dec 13, 2021
Gathering feedback from community stakeholders will be an essential part of developing a HOME-ARP Allocation Plan. To support this process, Skagit County will be hosting information sessions about the program in December 2021 and January 2022.
Dec 08, 2021
Although Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and other celebrations are sure to look a little different again this year, things aren’t looking nearly as ominous as they were in 2020! On Friday, October 15th, the CDC updated its guidance for safe Holiday Celebrations.
Dec 01, 2021
The City of Sedro-Woolley is seeking an Accounting Intern. The successful candidate shall be pursuing a career in the accounting field via high school classes, technical schooling or college courses. Recent graduates of accounting programs are also encouraged to apply.
Nov 19, 2021
“Our staff and community deserve tremendous credit for this positive outcome,” said Mayor Julia Johnson.  “We never know what misfortune we may experience, but we can always count on the spirit of our community and the dedication of our staff to carry us through the day,”
Nov 19, 2021


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021, 9:00AM to 11:00AM

Metcalf Street, from Ferry Street to State Street
Woodworth Street, from Post Office Alley to Murdock Street.   

Nov 19, 2021

UPDATE:  November 19, 2021, 11:00AM

SEDRO-WOOLLEY - W. State Street Pump Station 

Residents may return to their normal water usage.

Temporary repairs have been completed.

Nov 18, 2021
Recording damages—Individual assistance. Given widespread flooding throughout the state, and Governor Inslee’s disaster declaration, it’s possible that federal disaster assistance could be made available through FEMA.
Nov 18, 2021
Riverfront Park, including the Sedro-Woolley Bark park will be closed to the public indefinitely while city crews assess damage from the recent flooding events.
Nov 16, 2021
The City of Sedro-Woolley is offering free drop-off of storm related yard waste for our rate payers (a city utility bill will be requested as verification). This is to help with the storm debris cleanup effort throughout the City.
Nov 12, 2021
Flooding is in the forecast for the Skagit River.

The City of Sedro-Woolley will have sandbags and sand available.
Bring your shovel.

Location:  315 Sterling Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA
Nov 09, 2021
The speed limit is changing in Sedro-Woolley.

Who: Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has notified the City of this change.
When:  Friday, November 12, 2021
Where: West side of our city limits on State Route 20 starting at mile post 63.73
Nov 05, 2021
There will be a meeting of the Sedro-Woolley Lodging Tax Advisory Committee on November 16th from 3pm to 4pm via Zoom.
Oct 28, 2021
REMINDER: Requests for funding applications are due Monday, November 1st at 4pm for non-profit agencies engaged in the promotion and enhancement of tourism in the City of Sedro-Woolley during the 2022 calendar year.
Oct 26, 2021
A big thank you to John Worline & Tamara Blunt for their dedication for 30 years!

CAPTION: Mayor Johnson presents Tamara Blunt with 30-Year Dedication Award
Oct 20, 2021
Access to the City of Sedro-Woolley's website was disrupted for much of Tuesday, October 19th, due to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on the Revize platform that hosts our site. Full Service has been restored as of noon on October 20th.
Oct 19, 2021
This newsletter includes topics such as Community & Professional Education, Healthy Eating, Engaged Youth & Communities, Thriving Children & Families and Active Living.
Oct 18, 2021
Do you have a storm drain near your home? Maintaining them is important, as they are part of our overall drainage system that helps get extra water off the road as quickly as possible. When autumn in the Pacific Northwest begins, that means rain will be more prevalent, and storm drains get clogged.
Oct 15, 2021
Could you go a week or a day without driving? Take the new October 22 – 29 Week Without Driving Challenge or try it for a day. Approximately a quarter of all Washingtonians cannot drive due to ability, age, or other reasons such as lack of a license or no access to a vehicle.
Oct 11, 2021
The League of Women Voters of Skagit County will be presenting a Candidates' Forum for Voter Education. This forum will be held virtually via Zoom from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, October 11, 2021.
Sep 30, 2021

Temporary Closure of Jameson Street for Emergency Tree Removal

When:  Today, September 30, 2021, 9AM – 11AM

Where:  Jameson Street, Sedro-Woolley High School (Near the Tennis Courts)

We appreciate your patience during this process.

Sep 28, 2021
The City of Sedro-Woolley is accepting Request for Funding (Requests) from non-profit agencies and groups actively engaged in the promotion and enhancement of tourism in the City of Sedro-Woolley during the calendar year 2022.
Sep 24, 2021
There will be temporary traffic and parking impacts for this project for paving on Wicker Rd between Township St and City limits and Eastern Ave between State and Ferry St. Due to weather concerns, the paving date has been changed to Friday, September 24th for both Wicker Rd and Eastern Ave.
Sep 15, 2021
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. "Latinx" is now preferred to "Hispanic" because it includes Brazil and not Spain.
Aug 30, 2021

Monday, August 30th, 2021, 7:00AM to 7:00PM

F & S Grade Road State Route 20 and Edward R Murrow Street.

Orth Way North Township to End.

Weather permitting, both Orth Way and a portion of F&S Grade Rd are scheduled to receive a slurry seal coat on Monday, August 30th

Aug 28, 2021
The honor of your presence is requested at the Library's Grand Opening on Saturday, August 28! The City of Sedro-Woolley and the Central Skagit Library District have partnered to create a wonderful resource for our area, so let's celebrate together.
Aug 14, 2021
You're invited to the grand opening event!

Saturday, August 14:

2:30 - 3 P.M. Social
3 P.M. Dedication Ceremony
3:30 P.M. Official Opening (Kids Run Wild)
4 - 6 P.M. Band (Midlife Crisis) Plays

Janicki Playfields, Cook Road
Aug 10, 2021

Tuesday, August,10, 2021, 7:00AM to 4:30PM

F & S Grade Road between W. Jones Road and Edward R Murrow Street.
Cedar Lane from Collins Rd to End.

Jul 23, 2021
The Washington Department of Ecology has once again awarded the Sedro-Woolley Wastewater Treatment Plant with the 2020 "Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance" award. Of approximately 300 plants statewide, ours is one of 125 that achieved full compliance.
Jul 19, 2021
When:  Monday, July 19, 2021, 7:00AM to 4:30PM

Where:  F & S Grade Road between W. Jones Road and Edward R Murrow Street.

F & S Grade Road will be closed to through traffic on Monday July 19th while the city performs asphalt repairs.  Detours will be in place.
Jul 15, 2021
Sedro-Woolley (July 15, 2021) – Sedro-Woolley’s youth now has a new place to play youth sports and recreate.

Winnie Houser Park & Playfields Renovation Project is complete, and the public is invited to a ribbon cutting and open house at 11 a.m. August. 25 at 1400 Rhodes Rd in Sedro-Woolley.
Jul 15, 2021
Jul 13, 2021
Hosted by Skagit Conservation District, Skagit County, and Cities of Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley
Jul 06, 2021
The Sedro-Woolley Senior Center will re-open on July 6th beginning with lunch only from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Jun 30, 2021
It has been a very long 16 months but come June 30th our State will once again be open. At long last, we are now able to open City Hall, the Community Center and the Park Shelters to the public.

Municipal buildings will reopen on July 6th; our park shelters will be available for rent on June 30th.
Jun 27, 2021
This weekend will be dangerously hot!

Central Skagit Library will be open as a cooling center Sunday & Monday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Water bottle filling station is available; water fountains are not
  • Check-out services will not be provided
  • Masks are required for unvaccinated visitors
Jun 18, 2021
A local Eagle Scout group gave the train at Harry Osborne Park (Hwy 20 and Ferry Street) a fresh coat of paint, and repaired the decking.

Thank you scouts!
Jun 02, 2021
Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality.
Jun 01, 2021

Tuesday, June 1st thru Friday, June 4th, 2021

Weather Permitting - Sedro-Woolley Public Works and its contractor, Central Paving LLC of Ellensburg, WA will be performing asphalt crack sealing on various city streets.

Jun 01, 2021
Every June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month alongside thousands of organizations and workers nationwide. The NSC focuses on a different topic each week. Let us look at this year's themes and apply them to the jobsite.
May 25, 2021
On Monday, June 14, Skagit Transit will add back all Fixed-Route bus service that was reduced in response to decreased ridership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 22, 2021
Local filmmaker Nic Nakis will host a public screening of his new documentary “REACH FOR THE
RINGS” at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mt Vernon WA on May 22, starting at 5:00 PM.
May 21, 2021
Tesarik Park (which includes the Skate Park, Basketball, Volleyball and Baseball Field) near City Hall and the Public Safety Building, will be temporarily closed this upcoming Friday May 21st from 11am-3pm for the Fire Department's 100th Year Anniversary.
May 21, 2021
Join SW Fire Association and SWFD in celebrating our 100 year anniversary! And while we are at it, help us celebrate Fire Chief Dean Klinger's retirement after 40+ years with SWFD!

Friday, May 21, 11am - 3pm at SWFD Station 1

CITY OFFICES CLOSED 1:45pm - 3:15pm for event
May 15, 2021
May 9-15, 2021 is National Police Week. Please join me and the SWPD in remembering Marshal Strom, along with other Law Enforcement Officers and their families from Skagit County, who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
May 10, 2021



Work will begin the week of May 10, 2021 between the hours of 7:00AM to 6:00PM and will take approximately 30 days.


BNSF Railway grade near Sapp Road and Jones Road.

May 06, 2021
In the spirit of Skagit Water Weeks, submit a picture(s) of your favorite cute pooch out enjoying our beautiful community and/or take the “We Scoop Pledge.” All pledge entries will receive a FREE pet waste bag dispenser.
May 04, 2021
Today is International Firefighters’ Day (IFFD), and is observed annually on May 4th to honor the service, commitment, and dedication all firefighters provide for their communities.
May 03, 2021



Monday, May 3, 2021, 7:00AM to 4:00PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 7:00AM to 4:00PM


F & S Grade Road between W. Jones Road and Garden of Eden Road.

Apr 27, 2021



Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 8:00AM to 12:00PM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 8:00AM to 12:00PM


State Street from 8th to Township Street
Township Street from State to Warner Street

Apr 20, 2021
Sedro-Woolley RISE - We will be joined by a special guest, the brilliant and highly engaging Dr. Jason Kilmer who will share a short presentation on what every teen and parent should know about teen alcohol use and mental health.

When: April 20th from 6:00 - 7:00PM
Where: Zoom and Facebook Live

Apr 15, 2021
Local governments cite a number of concerns when considering whether to restrict or ban consumer fireworks, including the noise, smells, or trash generated by use of them; the potential for damage to personal or public property; the potential for injuries and/or death; and, of course, fire danger.
Apr 08, 2021
We welcome Sarah Diamond as our new Ward 3 Council Member. Sarah has been active in our city for several years and sees being on City Council as a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community.
Apr 06, 2021
Please join Mayor Johnson, City staff and the entire community in welcoming Frank Wagner to his new position as Sedro-Woolley's Fire Chief. Congratulations Frank!
Apr 05, 2021
Everyone 16 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to receive one in Washington state starting April 15. The state’s phased eligibility approach has helped ensure those most vulnerable were the first to be vaccinated.
Apr 01, 2021
Trek for Treasure is a unique hiking adventure for people of all ages. Complete the hikes, analyze clues, solve mysteries, and win prizes!

2021’s theme, The Quest: A Treasure Hunt, offers 6 exciting hikes released every 2 weeks beginning June 4th. The final challenge will take place August 28th!
Apr 01, 2021
"On behalf of the citizens of Sedro-Woolley, I extend our gratitude and appreciation for your dedication, expertise, attention to detail and commitment to excellence... You have served the citizens of Sedro-Woolley above and beyond your duties, making it a safer place to live."

Julia Johnson, Mayor
Mar 31, 2021
All of Phase 1A and 1B eligible community members can be scheduled for vaccine appointments as of March 31.
Mar 31, 2021
Exciting News! For the month of April, Saturdays and Mondays only, Sedro-Woolley residents can drop off their yard waste for free.
Mar 23, 2021
Are you 65 or older? You are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine! To schedule an appointment with Skagit County Public Health, please call the Vaccine Hotline at 360-416-1500, Monday-Saturday from 8am to 5pm.
Mar 22, 2021
The Great Skagit Scavenger Hunt will be held Friday, April 16 - Sunday, April 18. Now that spring is here, The Great Skagit Scavenger Hunt offers friends and families some fun activities to do together that are COVID-friendly yet also raise funds for scholarships!
Mar 18, 2021
Skagit Transit is introducing a new features to make riding the bus more convenient. Riders now get real time bus arrival information on all of Skagit Transit’s bus routes. No longer do bus riders need to wonder when their bus will arrive.
Mar 17, 2021
Today, Skagit Public Health hit an immense milestone in the fight against COVID-19: administering Public Health’s 10,000th total dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Mar 17, 2021
Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) released an updated series of resources guides to help families, small businesses, and communities navigate benefits provided by the American Rescue Plan, a historic $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.
Mar 11, 2021
It is with regret that the Wildcat Steelhead Club Easter Egg Hunt at Riverfront Park has been canceled for this year.
Mar 04, 2021
The City’s Draft ADA Transition Plan is now available for public review and comment. The comment period is open from March 4 through March 18, 2021.
Feb 27, 2021
Presenting the Stuff the Bus food drive Saturday, Feb 27 from 12:00 n – 2:00p.m. at Cascade Mall in Burlington, located at 201 Cascade Mall Drive, Burlington, WA 98221. Be a part of contributing non-perishable food items for those in need.
Feb 17, 2021
Are you interested in serving your community and helping to represent your neighbors on City Council? The City of Sedro-Woolley is looking for applicants to fill the remaining term for Ward No. 3.
Feb 05, 2021
The risk of transmitting the virus that causes COVID-19 depends on multiple factors including: 1) Number of people in a location, 2) Type of location, 3) Distance between people, 4) Length of time at location, 5) Level of protective equipment used. In general, small groups are safer than large ones.
Feb 02, 2021
The City of Sedro-Woolley is conducting a periodic review of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) under RCW 90.58.080(4). Proposed updates to the SMP include minor changes to keep the SMP current with changes in state law.
Jan 25, 2021
The Skagit County Drive Through Testing Site will be moving to new hours and days of operation to complement vaccination clinics being provided at the Fairgrounds. The test site will be closed on Monday, January 25 to facilitate logistical changes and staff training at the site.
Jan 12, 2021
Make a resolution to pick up after your dog this year.  When dog waste is left on the ground, rain can wash it (and the bacteria and harmful nutrients in it) down storm drains were the water runs directly into our creeks, rivers, lakes and marine waters.
Jan 06, 2021
Kevin Loy was selected by the City Council and Mayor to finish out the term for the At-Large Councilmember seat vacated by Jared Couch. His term will expire on December 31, 2021.
Dec 15, 2020
Cheryl Brue has officially retired from the City of Sedro-Woolley after over 23 years in the Finance Department. Thank you Cheryl for your many years of service!
Dec 04, 2020
This year is obviously turning out different than anyone had planned, but it doesn't have to be a bad thing. The Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce had a Virtual Tree Lighting tonight, and it looks as beautiful as ever!
Dec 01, 2020
Beginning December 1st, all City of Sedro-Woolley residents and businesses can pay their utility bills 24/7 with our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. The IVR system provides you with a complete bill payment system over the phone. You can pay anytime, anywhere. All you need is a phone.
Nov 15, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a four-week statewide set of restrictions in response to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in Washington and across the country. The new restrictions come as Washington sees consistent increasing daily case counts, with over 2,000 cases per day.
Nov 14, 2020
Today, Skagit County Unified Command announced that they will be moving the test site to Skagit County Fairgrounds beginning on Wednesday, November 18. The test site at Skagit Valley College will be closed on Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17 to facilitate the move.
Nov 11, 2020
If you decide to gather, there’s always a risk of spreading COVID-19 infection. Help lessen this risk through pre-planning, conversations and some trade-offs.
Oct 24, 2020
This Saturday, October 24, is National Drug Take Back Day. As part of Take Back Day, prescription drug collection locations will be operating on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at multiple Skagit County locations.
Mar 16, 2020
Mayor Julia Johnson has signed an Emergency Declaration in response to the health impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This emergency declaration supports measures to be taken to protect public health, safety and welfare within the City.
Nov 13, 2019
Proclamation of the City of Sedro-Woolley, declaring Sedro-Woolley a City of Inclusion

WHEREAS, the people of the City of Sedro-Woolley value the diversity of the community; and

WHEREAS, equality, inclusion, and safety for all persons are core values of the City of Sedro-Woolley; and