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Posted on: May 24, 2018

Citywide Rally In the Alley During Sequim Service Fest

The City of Sequim is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County and Olympic Disposal for the next Rally in the Alley (RITA) neighborhood clean-up program on Wednesday, June 6 as part of the Sequim Service Fest. RITA will begin at 9am and will...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2018

Metamorphosis: An Exhibition of Fiber Art

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of Metamorphosis: An Exhibition of Fiber Art presented by the members of the North Peninsula Chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA). The exhibit premieres at First Friday on Jun...Read on...

Posted on: May 23, 2018

The City of Sequim is Accepting Applications for Open Board and Commission Seats

The Sequim City Council is seeking applicants to fill open positions on City boards and commissions.

Planning Commission This voluntary commission serves as the City Council’s primary advisory body on policies, regulations, and capital spendin...Read on...
Posted on: May 22, 2018

The City of Sequim Police Department Warns of Two Common Scams

The Sequim Police Department is warning of two common scams that have been reported.  The first is where someone is setting up PayPal accounts in the victim’s name and sending test packages to the victim that they did not order. Then ...Read on...
Posted on: May 17, 2018

The City of Sequim Seeks Applicants for Vacant City Council Position

The City of Sequim seeks applicants to fill a vacant seat on the City Council. To be considered applications are due to the City Clerk no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018. The applicants will be interviewed at 5:00 p.m. by the City Council ...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2018

Kid's Fishing Day Cancelled

The Kid’s Fishing Day scheduled for Saturday, May 19 has been cancelled. The Executive Board of the North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers (NOP PSA) made the decision on Monday, May 14 when they discovered that temperatures in t...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2018

Call for Entries for “Earth, Wind, Fire & Water” Art Exhibit

The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is seeking entries of art, in any medium, for the next exhibit to be displayed in the lobby of the Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar Street. The theme for this quarterly exhibit is “Earth, Wind, Fire ...Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2018

City of Sequim Coffee with the Mayor in May

The City of Sequim “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues in May. Members of the Sequim Service Fest Committee will join Mayor Dennis Smith on Thursday, May 24 at 8:30 a.m. at the Black Bear Diner, located at 1471 East Washington Street.

The City of Sequim is working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and First Federal to sponsor a group of volunteer RV “Cara-A-Vanners,” who will be coming to Sequim June 4 – 15 to work on neighborhood improvement projec...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2018

Arrest Made in School Lockdown for Criminal Trespass

An arrest has been made for Criminal Trespass First Degree, a gross misdemeanor, in an incident that caused the Sequim High School to go into lockdown mode on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Jason Spaulding entered the building at 8:25 a.m. and went to a classro...Read on...
Posted on: May 8, 2018

Pioneer Park Fountain Ribbon Cutting

Please join the City of Sequim and the Sequim Prairie Garden Club for a ribbon cutting at the newly restored fountain at Pioneer Memorial Park on Wednesday, May 16 at 12:00 noon. Refreshments will be served in the Club House following the ceremony, wher...Read on...
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Kid's Fishing Day Scheduled in Sequim

The 16th Annual Kid’s Fishing Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the pond on the north side of Carrie Blake Community Park. All kids 14 years of age and younger are invited to participate. No fishing license ...Read on...
Posted on: May 3, 2018

The City of Sequim Receives AWC Municipal Excellence Award for Community Engagement

The City of Sequim has been awarded a Municipal Excellence Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) for its work in Community Engagement related to Neighborhood Revitalization. AWC’s Municipal Awards recognize innovative city proj...Read on...
Posted on: April 27, 2018

The City of Sequim is Seeking Committee Members for Ballot Measure

The Sequim City Council is currently seeking volunteers to serve on two committees to draft statements in favor of or against a ballot measure to renew the taxing authority for the Sequim Transportation Benefit District, which expires in April, 2020. The ...Read on...

Posted on: April 26, 2018

Notice of a Quorum - City Council Attending a Workshop with the Ruckelhaus Center

A quorum of the Sequim City Council may be in attendance at a workshop for elected officials in Clallam and Jefferson Counties on May 9, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lake Crescent Room, Clallam County PUD, 104 Hooker Road, Sequim, WA, 98382. ...Read on...
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Celebrate Bike Everywhere Month in Sequim

Sequim fans of bicycling have plenty of chances to warm up for summer riding during “Bike Everywhere Month,” with group rides and other activities promoted by the Sequim Bicycle Alliance.   The motivation for biking in May co...Read on...
Posted on: April 25, 2018

New Sequim Police K9 Team Passes Certification

The Sequim Police Department’s latest K9 team has completed more than 400 hours of state mandated training, passed certification testing, and is now patrolling the streets of Sequim. Sequim Police Detective Paul Dailidenas and K9 “Ma...Read on...
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Sequim Takes the Lead in Best Small Town for Shopping Contest

Sequim has taken the lead in the Best Small Town for Shopping in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards. In the past three days Sequim has risen from 18th place to first place in the competition. This is a voting contest. Residents are ...Read on...
Posted on: April 19, 2018

City of Sequim Seeking Sponsors for Summer Concerts & Events

The City of Sequim is seeking sponsors for summer concerts and events. Without the generosity of community sponsors, these programs would not be possible. 

Summer EventsService Fest Concerts, James Performing Art Center, Tuesday, June...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Sequim Nominated for Best Small Town for Shopping by USA Today

The City of Sequim has been notified that we are nominated for Best Small Town for Shopping by USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards. Sequim is one of 20 small towns throughout the country, with populations of 25,000 or less, that have been n...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2018

The City of Sequim is Seeking Applicants for the City Arts Advisory Commission

The City of Sequim is currently seeking applicants to serve the remainder of a four-year term on the City’s Arts Commission. Applicants must be a resident within the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District. The term for this posi...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2018

Sequim City Manager Awarded Scholarship to Attend Harvard Senior Executive Program

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has announced that Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush is the recipient of a full tuition scholarship to attend the Harvard Senior Executive program in July. The three-week program is designed to ...Read on...
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Award Winning Audubon Nature Photographs on Display at the Sequim Civic Center

The City of Sequim City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is partnering with the Dungeness River Audubon Center to host the 2017 Audubon Society’s best avian photography. The photographs will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 West Ceda...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2018

The City of Sequim Opens 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket Process

The City of Sequim has opened the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket Process. All cities and counties that comply with the Growth Management Act must perform a major Comprehensive Plan review and update every eight years; however, many local jurisd...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2018

Work to Begin on North Blake Avenue Sidewalk Project

The City of Sequim will begin construction of the North Blake Avenue Sidewalk Project on Monday, March 26. The project consists of the placement of new cement concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, ADA accessible curb ramps and driveways, along the west si...Read on...
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Sunnyside Avenue Water and Sewer Project Update

The construction of the new sewer main along Sunnyside Avenue is complete and in service. The new water main along Sunnyside Avenue is complete and being tested. It is anticipated that the water main will be in service next week. “Undergroun...Read on...
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Award Winning Audubon Nature Photographs on Display at the Sequim Civic Center

The City of Sequim, City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) is partnering with the Dungeness River Audubon Center to host the 2017 Audubon Society’s best avian photography. The photographs will be on exhibit at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 West Ced...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2018

Goat Vegetation Management Pilot Project Rescheduled

View the video of our Sequim Vege-lantes pilot project conducted February 28 to March 1. The City of Sequim pilot project to test the use of goats to manage vegetation on City property, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March ...Read on...
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Notice of a Potential Quorum of the City Council Attending a Function

A quorum of the Sequim City Council may be in attendance at the Civic Center Permanent Art Installation opening being held on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 West Cedar Street, Sequim, WA.Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2018

Sequim Civic Center Permanent Art Installation Opening – March 2nd

The City of Sequim will hold the Civic Center Permanent Art Installation opening in conjunction with the March 2, First Friday Art Walk. The City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) and members of the City Council will host a private Artists’ Recept...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2018

The City of Sequim is Seeking a Planning Commission Member

The Sequim City Council is currently seeking applicants for a vacancy on the City Planning Commission. The four-year terms expire in January 2021. Applicants must reside in the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District.  The Plan...Read on...
Posted on: February 9, 2018

City of Sequim Seeks New Park Hosts

The City of Sequim is seeking volunteers to serve as Park Hosts/Docents for Carrie Blake Park. The Park Host/Docent will live on-site and must provide their own mobile housing. The Park Hosts are available to answer questions for park visitors and to as...Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2018

The City of Sequim is a Seeking Planning Commission Member

The Sequim City Council is currently seeking applicants for a vacancy on the City Planning Commission. This four-year term expires in January 2022. Applicants must reside in the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District.  The Pla...Read on...
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Notice of a Potential Quorum at a Planning Short Course

There is a potential for a quorum of the City Council and Planning Commission attending a Planning Short Course on February 6

Quorum A quorum of the Sequim City Council and Planning Commission may be in attendance at a workshop sponsored by the Department of Commerce, A Short Course on Local Planning. This workshop will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 6:15 to 9:15 p...Read on...
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Sequim City Council Elects Mayor and Deputy Mayor

The Sequim City Council unanimously re-elected Dennis Smith to a second term as Mayor and elected Candace Pratt as Deputy Mayor at the January 8, 2018 City Council meeting. Both are two-year terms. The City Mayor presides at City Council meetings and re...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2018

The Sequim City Council Appoints Jennifer States to Fill Vacant City Council Position

The Sequim City Council voted unanimously to appoint Jennifer States to fill the vacant City Council position at the January 8, 2018 City Council Meeting. The position became open with the passing of Councilor John Miller on November 29, 2017. The term f...Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2018

“Raining Cats and Dogs” Exhibit to Open at the Sequim Civic Center

SEQUIM—Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Raining Cats and Dogs” exhibit and artist reception on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Ceda...Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2018

The City of Sequim is Seeking Applicants for the City Arts Advisory Commission

SEQUIM--The City of Sequim is currently seeking applicants to serve the remainder of a fouryear term on the City’s Arts Commission. Applicants must be a resident within the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District. The terms for t...Read on...
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Sequim Picklers Contribute to Construction of New Pickleball Courts

Members of the Sequim Picklers presented the City of Sequim with a check for $217,700 on December 20, 2017, to contribute to the construction of eight tournament quality pickleball courts at Carrie Blake Community Park. The foundation for the courts was ...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2017

The City of Sequim Mourns the Passing of City Council Member John Miller

Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush has been notified by a family member of the passing of City Council member John Miller. Miller died of cardiac arrest at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton on the evening of Wednesday, November 29. “We are s...Read on...
Posted on: November 13, 2017

City of Sequim to Discontinue Passport Service

The City of Sequim will no longer offer passport services beginning January 1, 2018. The service is available at Clallam and Jefferson County offices and at the Port Angeles and Silverdale Post Offices. “Each year as we prepare the annual bud...Read on...
Posted on: October 25, 2017

New Access Road to Open at Carrie Blake Park

The City of Sequim will open the new access road to Carrie Blake Community Park in the week beginning Monday, October 30, weather permitting. The existing entrance, located immediately north of the intersection of East Cedar Street and North Blake Avenue...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2017

City of Sequim to Begin Work on Sunnyside Avenue

Monday, October 23, the City of Sequim will begin replacement of a water main and sewer main on North and South Sunnyside Avenue from Maple Street to East Fir Street.
The project includes replacing and upsizing an existing 6-inch diameter asbestos cemen...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Sequim Civic Center Hours Have Changed

Effective September 1, 2017, the hours of operation for the Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 West Cedar Street and home to the Sequim Police Station and City Hall, have changed to Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2017

Fraud Alert

On 8/24/17 a fraud was reported to the Sequim Police Department. The victim received a telephone call from a person stating they were from the IRS and back taxes were owed. A second call to the victim stated the Sequim Police were involved in the invest...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2017

The City of Sequim is Seeking Applicants for the City Arts Advisory Commission

The City of Sequim is currently seeking applicants to serve the remainder of two four-year terms on the City’s Arts Commission. There is a vacancy for a resident of the City of Sequim and for a resident of the Sequim School District. This volunt...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2017

Sequim City Council Welcomes Two New Student Liaisons

The Sequim City Council welcomed two new Student Liaisons to the City Council at the June 26, 2017 regular meeting. Teya Nop moved to Sequim at the age of three from Takeo, Cambodia. She has made it her mission to be a part of something bigger than her...Read on...