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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: 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: April 30, 2015

B.O.B. Meetings

Starting May 1st every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Bob Hyde will be available to the public to discuss ideas, solutions, future development, new businesses, and more. These meetings will be held at City Hall (910 Cleveland Ave.) in the Chinook Conference R...Read on...

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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: April 20, 2016

Poetry in Nature

Get outside! Walk some trails! Read poetry! During the month of May, you can combine all three activities by participating in “Poetry in Nature.” Poems written by noted NW poets, Spanish poems and poems written by area children will be featured on thr...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).