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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Friends Appreciation Day

Help us celebrate the Friends of the Mount Vernon Library on Friends Appreciation Day – Saturday, October 22, 11 am - 2 pm. Join us for treats, juice and coffee at the library. Friends of the Mount Vernon Library officers will be there to talk about the...Read on...

Friends of Libraries Week Proclamation
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Skagit Reads 2016: I am Malala

Join your fellow Skagitonians this fall, reading "I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban".This memoir by Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, tells the story of a girl who refused ...Read on...

Skagit Reads
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: October 21, 2016

Mount Vernon Planning Commission Opening

The City of Mount Vernon is now accepting letters of interest and applications from candidates interested in serving on this commission. We are looking for one commission member to fill an opening created by term expiration. This is a four-year term that ...Read on...

Planning Commission Application
Posted on: October 7, 2016

Winter Coat Drive

Winter weather forecasts say this winter will be wet and stormy in the Pacific Northwest. With temperatures already hitting the 40’s at night, the need for a warm winter coat has arrived. Many families in our community turn to Community Action of Skagit...Read on...

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 both 16331 Dike Rd, Mount Vernon, WA (County Parcel P29210); and 16319 ...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 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 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: 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...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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