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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 13, 2016

5th Annual Mayor's Wellness Challenge: June 1-30, 2016

City of Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau has announced the dates and events for the 5th Annual Mayor’s Wellness Challenge, which will feature a free wellness activity for City residents each day in June 2016.

This year participants can also pick up a ...Read on...

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: April 12, 2016

Transportation Open House Information and Survey

On March 30, the Mayor and City Council held an open house to discuss the need for more funding to maintain and preserve the City's transportation system and gain input from the public. Click on the link for the information presented and a brief survey.

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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!

For more information c...Read on...

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: 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: 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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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Pick up your Wellness Challenge Passport

Don’t have your Wellness Passport for the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge? You can pick one up at the Library. Those that get their passport stamped at 7 of the 10 listed events will be entered into the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge Raffle!

To learn more abou...Read on...

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...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Imagining the Future

Have you read the final report on the Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study conducted for a new Mount Vernon Library? The study was conducted for the City by SHKS Architects and BERK Consulting.

Download the report here (this is a large file).