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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 19, 2018

Sunnyside Avenue Water and Sewer Project Paving

With favorable weather conditions forecasted, the final paving restoration work for the Sunnyside Water and Sewer Main project is slated to begin Monday, April 23 and will be completed Friday, April 27. The section of Sunnyside Ave between the Fir Stree...Read on...
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 17, 2018

Sequim Police Department to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

County-wide local law enforcement agencies, including the Sequim Police Department, will be participating in the Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day sponsored by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Individuals can drop off expired, unu...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 30, 2018

Notice of a Quorum - Planning Commission

A quorum of the Sequim Planning Commission may be in attendance at the Peninsula Planners Forum, sponsored by the Department of Commerce. This forum will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Vern Burton Community Cent...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: February 2, 2018

The City of Sequim Police Department Seeks Volunteers for VIPS Program

The Sequim Police Department is seeking applicants for its Volunteers in Police Service program (VIPS). These citizen volunteers perform important duties in support of the Sequim Police Department including: vacation house checks, child car seats checks,...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 19, 2018

The City of Sequim to Resume Work on Sunnyside Avenue

The City of Sequim will resume work, weather permitting, on February 5 on the replacement of a water main and sewer main on Washington Street at the intersection of Sunnyside Avenue and along South Sunnyside Avenue from Washington Street to Maple Street. ...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 22, 2017

City of Sequim Employee Retires After 33 Years

City of Sequim Public Works employee Clint Rushton retired on November 22 after 33 years of service to the citizens of Sequim. Rushton began his work with the City on August 1, 1984 as a caretaker of parks and facilities and worked as a meter reader. I...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: November 3, 2017

Join the City of Sequim for the 2nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Sequim will celebrate Arbor Day on Thursday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 East Washington Street, near the waterfall restoration project at the front of the park. Join the Mayor and City Staff as they plant trees a...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

The City of Sequim Requests Help with Storm Drains

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains with wind on Wednesday night, October 18 and into Thursday morning, October 19. This is the first storm of the fall season and it is anticipated that a large quantity of leaves will be falling from a...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...
Posted on: May 19, 2017

The City of Sequim Receives $50,000 State CERB Grant

The City of Sequim has received a $50,000 grant from the State of Washington Department of Commerce Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) for the development of a “subarea plan” for the Bell Creek Economic Opportunity Area (EO...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2017

The City to Begin Issuing Selected Over the Counter Permits

The City of Sequim Department of Community Development will begin issuing Over the Counter (OTC) permits for selected activities beginning on Monday, May 15, 2017. OTC permits will be offered to customers and contractors for re-roofing, demolition, heat p...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Sequim Wins Best Northwestern Small Town in USA TODAY Competition

The City of Sequim was notified on Friday, April 28 that Sequim has won the Best Northwestern Small Town distinction by USA TODAY 10 Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest. The City was notified on March 27 that Sequim had been nominated by...Read on...