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Sep 18, 2020
Would you be interested in joining the City’s ADA Advisory Group?

The City intends to form an ADA Advisory Group including local citizens who are members of the disability community or who work closely with persons with disabilities to advise City staff throughout the ADA Transition Plan process.
Sep 10, 2020
Remember: during Fire Weather Watch or Red Flag Warnings no outdoor fires are allowed.
The ban on all outdoor fires remains until the watch or warning has been lifted. This ban includes all recreational fires, but excludes propane fire pits or propane barbeque grills.
Sep 09, 2020

Burning prohibited until further notice

The Northwest Clean Air Agency is calling a Stage2 air quality burn ban for Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties because high levels of harmful wildfire smoke continue to impair local air quality.

The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Sep 01, 2020
In 2020, the City of Sedro-Woolley is seeking public input to identify barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities in our community.

We want your feedback on barriers you experience in the City's:

  • Public Right of Way
  • Parks
  • Buildings
  • Services, Programs, and Activities
Aug 31, 2020

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Julia Johnson, for the City of Sedro-Woolley, do hereby proclaim
August 31, 2020 as International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 27, 2020
In the August 26 Council Meeting, JoEllen Kesti was unanimously appointed to serve the remaining term of the Ward Two Councilmember seat vacated by Germaine Kornegay.

Congratulations Councilmember Kesti!
Aug 12, 2020
  • 5th Street from Nelson St to Alexander St
  • Sapp Road from Jones Rd to North Township St
  • Waldron Street from Puget St to Central St
  • Munro Street from Central Street to Haines Street
Aug 03, 2020
As a commitment to the health of our small businesses, the City will allow approved temporary outdoor dining areas in rights of ways during COVID-19 restrictions. This will allow use of public sidewalks and/or parking spaces as private outdoor dining areas. We are excited to see your creativity!
Jul 28, 2020
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. 2.
Jul 22, 2020
The Riverfront R.V. Park at 1001 River Rd will close early for the season on July 31st so that crews can perform deferred maintenance and upgrades on the utilities serving the site that cannot be completed while the park is occupied.
Jul 22, 2020
The City of Sedro-Woolley is currently accepting applications for a Resident Park Caretaker at Memorial Park. Park caretakers receive a stipend of $100.00 per month and are provided a residence and utilities in exchange for their duties as caretakers.
Jul 09, 2020
Join us for this FREE informative on-line workshop to assist Skagit County neighborhood associations, business owners, and property owners who are responsible for maintaining a stormwater detention pond or other stormwater drainage system in their neighborhood.
Jul 07, 2020
SEDRO-WOOLLEY – The deadline to apply for the City of Sedro-Woolley and EDASC CARES ACT Grant Program has been extended to 5 p.m. July 17, giving businesses an extra week to submit applications.
Jul 04, 2020
Jul 04, 2020
Since Loggerodeo, and therefore the parade were canceled due to the pandemic, the Sedro-Woolley Lions took on the project of putting on a  "Virtual Parade" on YouTube this year. The parade can be viewed at:
Jul 01, 2020
"I have heard from many of you regarding the Freedom Protest on July 4th.

Just to clarify, the protest is NOT sponsored, endorsed or sanctioned by the City."
Jun 26, 2020
Matthew Desvoigne has won the Sedro-Woolley "Stay at Home Shuffle" music/dance video competition, featuring a Lorenzo's family meal at the Riverfront Park Shelter! See his winning video here.
Jun 25, 2020
Washington State law enforcement agencies continue to focus on education and engagement regarding state orders related to the coronavirus crisis. However, any egregious behavior that forces us to deal with this issue may lead to someone being referred to the Prosecutor for potential charges.
Jun 24, 2020
SEDRO-WOOLLEY – EDASC on behalf of the City of Sedro-Woolley is now accepting grant applications worth $5,000 each supporting small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Jun 24, 2020
A virtual benefit concert for COVID-19 relief will air on Wednesday, June 24, at 7pm featuring Pearl Jam, Macklemore, Brandi Carlile and Dave Matthews, among many others.
Jun 23, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman today announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26.

The order comes after a Saturday announcement of a mandatory mask proclamation for Yakima County starting this week, and increasing cases statewide.
Jun 18, 2020
The Department of Ecology invites you to comment on an agreed order and public participation plan for the Chevron 97502 cleanup site, located at the corner of Ferry and Metcalf Streets. Chevron operated a service station there from 1950 until 1991. It is now the City-owned Hammer Heritage Park.
Jun 11, 2020
Our nation's birthday is just around the corner and even though the Loggerodeo is cancelled this year, we are asking families, businesses, churches and organizations to decorate the city better than ever! Let's all join together to spread some hope and cheer as we get through this time.
Jun 05, 2020
June 5, 2020

OLYMPIA - Today Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman approved 14 counties to move into the next phase of Governor Jay Inslee's Safe Start plan.  Skagit County was approved to move on to Phase 2.
Jun 05, 2020
Governor Inslee has issued COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers as part of the "Safe Start" plan, a phased approach to re-open Washington's economy.
May 27, 2020
The City of Sedro-Woolley and the Chamber of Commerce are hosting our first Stay at Home Shuffle video competition. Record your best dance moves to your favorite song and post it to this event for a chance to win a Lorenzo’s catered family meal!
May 26, 2020
Wednesday May 27th & Thursday May 28th, 2020

Weather Permitting - Sedro-Woolley Public Works and its contractor, Doolittle Construction LLC of Bellevue WA, will be performing asphalt crack sealing on various city streets.
May 08, 2020
The City of Sedro-Woolley Yard Waste site at 315 Sterling will reopen for drop off on a reduced schedule beginning Monday May 11, 2020. We will be open Monday thru Thursday 7 am – 2 pm.

We are offering free drop off of brush and grass from May 11 - 22, 2020.
May 08, 2020
Construction has resumed at the new library, as evidenced by the plethora of contractor vehicles in the photo! We are working to accomplish our goal of opening in the Fall of the year, even though COVID-19 had us shut down for several weeks.
May 07, 2020
After the incident at Riverfront Park today, I am moved to share with you my thoughts and concerns. We all understand these are unprecedented and challenging times, and together we are preserving to maintain safety and health as we deal with a virus we still do not fully understand.
Apr 28, 2020
Drive-through testing is available in the east parking lot of Skagit Valley College for any healthcare workers or first responders, any people who have been recommended for testing by their doctor, and any members of public showing mild symptoms of Coronavirus. Pre-registration is required.
Apr 28, 2020
Yesterday afternoon Governor Inslee shared that parks may now be open, but with certain restrictions. So please be advised that our parks are now open, however, shelters, play equipment and bathrooms will remain closed to help maintain the continued mandate by Governor Inslee to social distance.
Apr 24, 2020
There have been reports a few of our local businesses are secretly remaining open. We would like to remind everyone, that by Order of Governor Jay Inslee, businesses not deemed ‘essential’ must remain closed during the ‘Stay Home-Stay Safe’ mandate.
Apr 20, 2020
The City Recycling Site will reopen Monday April 20th and operating hours will be 7am to 2pm, Monday through Thursday. Staff will not be available to answer questions in person but you may call 360-855-1884. The Yard Waste Site will remain closed until further notice.
Apr 15, 2020
As a provider of an essential service to their customers, PSE is working to ensure they are there for their customers, the community and their employees as the coronavirus impacts our region.

Apr 13, 2020
The federal government is sending out direct stimulus payments to citizens to blunt the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. If you are fortunate enough to be one of those recipients who doesn’t need the money, here are some ideas that may help you to help others who are less fortunate...
Apr 08, 2020
"The community can expect to see the Guardsmen in uniform – working in a friendly and supportive capacity to assist in instilling good confidence for our residents."

"We are hoping that they will be starting their assistance in the next 48-72 hours."
Apr 02, 2020
From the Office of Governor Jay Inslee
April 2, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" emergency order Thursday evening. The order, which banned all gatherings and temporarily shuttered non-essential businesses, will continue through May 4.
Apr 01, 2020
Some good news from Representative Carolyn Eslick:

Go to the Small Business Administration (SBA) website or click on for your $10,000 grant. If you have applied for the SBA Disaster Loan this $10,000 will be deducted from your loan when you receive it.

Mar 24, 2020
As an additional measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the mayor has ordered all City parks, playgrounds and similar City lands closed to the public until further notice.
Mar 18, 2020
City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public as of 3/18/2020 to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Go to the City of Sedro-Woolley COVID-19 Resources page on our website for detailed information concerning closures and modified processes.
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.
Mar 11, 2020

Fingerprinting services and original concealed pistol licenses are temporarily suspended until 4/1/2020 and will be re-evaluated at that time due to the spread of COVID-19, now in Skagit County.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sedro-Woolley PD
Mar 11, 2020
March 11, 2020
Morgan BrinMoore

Given that the Skagit County Board of Commissioners declared a public health emergency yesterday, we are postponing the remaining community swims for March. We may also need to postpone April as well, but we will make a final determination on April once we get closer.
Mar 11, 2020
In the coming days and weeks, you may see local firefighters and paramedics responding to calls wearing extra protective measures – like masks, goggles, and disposable gowns - if they respond to a patient with a respiratory illness. This proactively protects first responders and the community.

Mar 11, 2020
Join us for a Farewell Celebration honoring
Eron Berg
as he begins a new journey!

3:00-5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 11th
Sedro-Woolley Council Chambers
325 Metcalf Street
Mar 10, 2020
Date:  March 10, 2020
From:  Mayor Julia Johnson
Subject:  City Statement on COVID-19

The City is following County guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus. We have met one-on-one with the Skagit County Health Department and have placed their recommendations on our website.
Mar 10, 2020
March 10, 2020:  Today, in a proactive step to facilitate coordination with state and local partners, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners declared a public health emergency on COVID-19.
Mar 10, 2020
April 25 & 26, 2020
Free Event!
Mar 10, 2020
There are currently no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our County. However, we understand that many of you may have concerns and questions, especially as the virus continues to spread. Skagit County Public Health is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest information.
Mar 10, 2020
The Skagit County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be providing free training in Sedro-Woolley beginning April 2, 2020.
Mar 10, 2020
Tuesday, April 28th, 11 am-2 pm @Memorial Park (nextdoor to Central Skagit Library)

It's time for the annual City Works Day with with the City of Sedro-Woolley and its many programs and services!
Mar 01, 2020
As the City of Sedro-Wooley prepares to move into the new library next summer, a new use for the current library building needs to be selected. Would you please take a few minutes and complete this short survey to help guide the City’s decision on the future of the old library building?
Feb 29, 2020
Pilot Program Notice:  The City Yard Waste site at 315 Sterling Street will be open during the month of February 2020 on Mondays & Saturdays only from 7am - 2pm.
Feb 26, 2020
The City of Sedro-Woolley Public Works Department is hosting an open house on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Sedro-Woolley City Hall Council Chambers Located at 325 Metcalf Street, Sedro-Woolley.
Feb 25, 2020
At Sedro-Woolley School Board meeting: “Ron Richeson Life Saver Award” presentation by Josh Pelonio; the Director of Skagit EMS, at the Sedro-Woolley School Board meeting. Our own Chief klinger and Asst. Chief Wagner were there to help present.
Jan 27, 2020
Mayor Julia Johnson announced on January 27 that City Supervisor Eron Berg will be taking a position as the Executive Director at the Port of Port Townsend beginning April 1, 2020.  She also announced that Finance Director Doug Merriman will be promoted to fill Eron's position.
Jan 23, 2020
The City phone system may experience intermittent outages between 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM on Thursday, January 23rd, due to emergency maintenance.
Jan 17, 2020
Subject: Garbage and Recycling Routes


Fridays Commercial is normal today.
Fridays Residential is normal today.

What to expect:

Thursdays route went well, we got everything on the flat land. But no hills. Then the drivers went back over Wednesdays route as much as they could before dark.

Jan 16, 2020
We are running this morning, it is a little slick but better than yesterday.

We will make every attempt to pick people up, but if there is a safety issue with a pick up, we will not pick it up and side with caution.
Jan 15, 2020
The Public Works Operations crew, assisted by Solid Waste and Wastewater Collections, have made one complete round of road plowing. They are working on loading and removing snow from windrows in the downtown area. City Hall has been plowed out.
Jan 14, 2020
The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management (DEM), in cooperation with each of the jurisdictions in the county, is updating the Skagit County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP) and invites the public to comment.
Jan 14, 2020
NOW HIRING: Full-Time Emergency Dispatcher/Call-Taker – Entry Level

Salary: $23.00 per hour – Trainee Rate

Location: Mount Vernon, WA

Skagit 911 is looking for energetic and motivated individuals seeking a career in public safety!

Jan 14, 2020
Community Action of Skagit County will feature Ryan Dowd at their March 25, 2020 ”Have a Heart for Community” event at the Swinomish Casino and Lodge.
Jan 14, 2020
Helping Hands Solution Center is focused on supporting healthy options for its participants. To kick off the new year, we are looking for health and fitness partners to help share this message with our community and raise funds for Helping Hands!
Jan 14, 2020
The Sedro-Woolley Planning Commission is working on possible code amendments to allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in residential zoning districts.
Jan 12, 2020
Join Congressman Rick Larsen for Community Coffee at the Sedro-Woolley Senior Center on Sunday, January 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wear your Seahawks gear to show your support for the team, and bring your questions about the coming year in Congress.
Jan 01, 2020

Christmas and New Year's Day Schedule:

  • Wednesday, December 25th will be picked up Thursday, December 26th
  • Wednesday, January 1st, New Year’s Day will be picked up normal schedule

Yard Waste Site will be closing on December 14, 2019 and will reopen on March 7, 2020
Dec 31, 2019
The City of Sedro-Woolley has agreed to host a seismic sensor for the "ShakeAlert" program being implemented by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. This system will immediately warn the public when a damaging earthquake starts to occur.
Dec 15, 2019
Sedro-Woolley RISE is a partnership that inspires and strengthens positive change to build a healthy community. We are seeking your help to assist us in capturing adult attitudes about alcohol and drug use among our youth.

Take the RISE Survey
Nov 22, 2019

TIB posted their 2020 grant awards recently and Sedro-Woolley was awarded the two projects submitted this year:

  • Jameson Overlay Project: total project $509,709 with $458,738 in grant funding from TIB
  • SR 20 Lane Widening Project: total project $1,290,000 with $495,000 in grant funding from TIB
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
Oct 26, 2019
Make a Difference Day
October 26th at Riverfront Park
10am - 1 pm

In partnership with Sedro-Woolley Parks Department, we will build a walking trail, install
interpretive signs, and plant native plants in a newly restored section of Riverfront Park.
Oct 16, 2019
Come and meet candidates for contested offices in Sedro-Woolley! Candidates for mayor, city council, school board and hospital commissioner have been invited to attend and answer your questions. This is a non-partisan, neutral forum for voter education.
Sep 30, 2019
Sep 30, 2019
Aug 21, 2019

Date:  Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Place: Helping Hands Food Bank
            9386 Fruitdale Rd.
            Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

Aug 13, 2019
The County will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 325 Metcalf Street, Sedro-Woolley, from 5:30-6:30 pm. This meeting is for the purpose of sharing information on project operations, responding to questions, and gathering community input.