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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Telling Our Stories: Local Histories in the Library and Beyond.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Mount Vernon City Library as a public entity. In honor of this landmark, and to recognize and celebrate the many Library users and the diversity of their stories, the Library is opening an oral histories projec...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

2017 Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Funding Requests

The City of Mount Vernon is now accepting Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Funding Requests for the 2017 budget year. Please click on the following link for details and application form.

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Notice of Possible Public Property Sale

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16319 & 16331 Dike Rd. Mount Vernon, WA 98273
The City of Mount Vernon is considering whether to declare surplus certain real property zoned urban reserve residential, located at 16331 Dike Rd, Mount Vernon, WA (County Parcel P29210); and 16319 Dike Rd, ...Full Details...

Listing for 16319 Dike Road (on
Posted on: July 28, 2016

Geographic Response Plan (GRP) for Lower Skagit River

At the July 27th City Council meeting, Resources At-Risk Planner Wendy Buffett from the Washington State Department of Ecology gave a presentation on the oil spill response plan (GRP) for the Lower Skagit River. The link below provides more information.

DOE Geographic Response Plans
Posted on: June 20, 2016

2016 Comprehensive Plan Process

Please click on the link below for information about the Comprehensive Plan process, draft documents, public participation, and schedule.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Upcoming I-5 Paving Work through Mount Vernon

In spring 2016 WSDOT will repave a 12-mile stretch of northbound I-5 from a mile south of Pioneer Highway/SR 534 near Conway to north of the Chuckanut Drive/State Route 11 exit in Burlington. The project will also repave almost 7 miles of southbound I-5 f...Read on...

WSDOT I-5 Paving Project
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Request for Qualifications to Provide Conflict Counsel Public Defender Services

The Cities of Mount Vernon and Burlington are seeking to contract with conflict attorneys to provide legal representation to defendants that aren't able to be represented by its primary defender Mountain Law. Please click on the RFQ link for more details.

Posted on: March 18, 2016

2016 Comprehensive Plan Update

Click on the link for information on the City's Comprehensive Plan update and how you can participate in the process.

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

2016 Riverwalk Summer Concert Series to kick off on July 7th

Dust off your lawn chairs and your picnic gear and come to Historic Downtown Mount Vernon for some memorable summer evenings! Imagine an informal crowd relaxing along the riverfront, listening and dancing to live music set against the backdrop of the Skag...Read on...

Riverwalk Summer Concert Series
Posted on: April 15, 2016

DID YOU KNOW?? “Small houses" are allowed in Mount Vernon

Yes, small houses called “Accessory Dwelling Units” can be built up to 900 square feet as a “casita” or “mom-in law” house if you have enough room in your back or side yard. The City waives connection fees for these houses too!

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Posted on: April 22, 2016


We have over 16,500 jobs within our city limits. We are a health care “cluster” with over 2000 jobs in the health care sector.

Posted on: March 1, 2016

City's Yard Waste Facility Summer Hours

The City's yard waste facility began summer hours on March 1st. Hours are Wednesday - Friday, 11am-5:30pm and Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 4pm.

The yard waste disposal facility is located inside the City shop complex at 1010 Shop Lane and is available to ...Read on...

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Downtown Mount Vernon is becoming friendlier on March 1st!

Beginning March 1st, all 2-hour parking spaces in the downtown will be changed to 3-hour parking in an effort to allow shoppers and visitors to enjoy the historic downtown for a longer period of time without having to move their cars. “We are finding tha...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2016

City of Mount Vernon 2016 Adopted Budget

The City of Mount Vernon’s 2016 Budget Document is available for viewing at the following link.

2016 Budget Document
Posted on: February 1, 2016

City of Mount Vernon 2016 Legislative Priorities

Mayor Boudreau, Councilmember Mary Hudson and Finance Director Alicia Huschka went to Olympia on January 27th to share the City's legislative priorities with our State legislators. Click on the link to view the City's top priorities for 2016.

2016 Legislative Priorities
Posted on: December 10, 2015

City Finance Department receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Mount Vernon by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) fo...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2014

Skagit Valley Herald Article: Mount Vernon's Fiber-Optic Ring Attracts Businesses

Please click on the following link for a newspaper article on Mount Vernon's fiber ring.

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