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Posted on: August 10, 2018

City of Sequim "Coffee with the Mayor" in August

Meet Mayor Dennis Smith at Coffee with the Mayor on Thursday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m. at the Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington Street. The Mayor will be at a published location each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a...Read on...
Posted on: August 7, 2018

City of Sequim to Begin 2018 Pavement Preservation Project

The City of Sequim will rehabilitate selected sections of City streets beginning August 13, 2018. The work will take place Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and is expected to take one to two weeks to complete and is weather dependent.&a...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2018

Sequim Appoints New Assistant City Manager

The City of Sequim is pleased to announce the appointment of Charisse Deschenes, the City’s Assistant to the City Manager since the spring of 2017, as Assistant City Manager effective September 1, 2018. Ms. Deschenes won promotion to Assistant ...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2018

UPDATED The City of Sequim Announces the 2018 Performers on the Plaza Schedule

Join the City of Sequim for the 2018 Performers on the Plaza concert series each Friday from Noon to 2:00 p.m. throughout August. Bring a chair or blanket, and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of music at the Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street. F...Read on...
Posted on: August 6, 2018

UPDATED The City of Sequim Announces the 2018 Performers on the Plaza Schedule

Join the City of Sequim for the 2018 Performers on the Plaza concert series each Friday from Noon to 2:00 p.m. throughout August. Bring a chair or blanket, and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of music at the Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar Street. F...Read on...
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Neighborhood Kiosks Now Available for Use

The City of Sequim has completed the installation of kiosks that have been placed in each of the City’s seven neighborhoods. The kiosks are available for the community to use for announcements such as lost pets, garage sales, and other events a...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2018

Sequim Man Arrested for Starting Fire

On Monday, July 30th, 2018, at 06:19 a.m., Clallam County Fire District 3 responded to the area of the Olympic Discovery Trail just west of Whitefeather Rd. to a report of fire. On arrival the Fire Department observed a white male in a black tank top and ...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2018

City of Sequim Housing Survey Available Online

The City of Sequim Department of Community Development is developing a Housing Needs Assessment to address the requirements and costs for housing throughout the City, and seeks the input of Sequim residents through an online survey. A link to the survey...Read on...
Posted on: July 30, 2018

The City of Sequim Announces the 2018 Performers on the Plaza Schedule

Join the City of Sequim for the 2018 Performers on the Plaza concert series each Friday from Noon to 2:00 p.m. throughout August.  Bring a chair or blanket, and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of music at the Civic Center Plaza at 152 West Cedar...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Sequim Man Arrested for Reckless Burning

On Sunday, July 29th, 2018, at 7:32 p.m., Officers of the Sequim Police Department responded to a call for assistance for Clallam County Fire District 3 in the area of 400 South Brown Road in Sequim. Fire department personnel were extinguishing several s...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2018

Keying Around Block Party August 3, 2018

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to a Block Party on the Civic Center Plaza, 152 W. Cedar Street, on Friday, August 3 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. The Party will feature live music from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., starting wi...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Sequim City Council Minutes Now Stored on Digital Archives

The minutes of Sequim City Council meetings dating from 1913 to 1987 are now stored on the Washington State Archives - Digital Archives www.digitalarchives.wa.gov. Click on Collections/Records Series/Minutes and Meeting Records to see the archived minute...Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2018

City Council Appoints William Armacost to Fill Vacant City Council Position

The Sequim City Council voted to appoint William Armacost to fill the vacant City Council position at the July 23, 2018 City Council Meeting. The position became open when Councilor Pamela Leonard-Ray relocated for family reasons. The term for the positi...Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2018

Department of Community Development Closed to Permitting on August 8

The City of Sequim Department of Community Development will be closed to permit processing on Wednesday, August 8 to allow staff to attend a meeting. Scheduled inspections will still take place. For more information, please contact the Department of Co...Read on...
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Call for Entries for Rocks, Gems, and Jewels 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 “Rocks, Gems & ...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2018

City of Sequim to Begin City-Wide Chip Seal Project

Monday, July 23, the City of Sequim will begin its City Wide Chip Seal project funded by the Transportation Benefit District (TBD). Work will continue through Saturday, July 28. Work for the project will occur in three distinct areas of the City. The ...Read on...
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Assistant City Manager Accepts Job in California

City of Sequim Assistant City Manager Joe Irvin has accepted the job of Assistant City Manager in Healdsburg, California. His last day with Sequim will be July 24, 2018. “When I look at the list of projects Joe has worked on, it’s a...Read on...
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Pickle Ball Courts Ribbon Cutting

Please join the City of Sequim and the Sequim Picklers as we cut the ribbon on the eight new tournament quality Pickle Ball courts at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Avenue, on Wednesday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. “This is a great exampl...Read on...
Posted on: July 12, 2018

The City of Sequim Police Department Warns of a New Scam

The Sequim Police Department is warning the public of a new mail scam that has been reported. A local resident received a package in the mail containing a check for $1988.00 from Henry Dixon through Hometown National Bank. The package included elaborat...Read on...
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Applications are Being Accepted for the Parks, Arbor and Recreation Advisory Board

The Sequim City Council is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Parks, Arbor and Recreation Advisory Board. This voluntary board meets the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and advises the City Council on issues involving City parks an...Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2018

Call for Food and Beverage Vendors

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission are accepting proposals from qualified organizations to provide food and non-alcoholic beverage sales at the 2018 Music in the Park summer concert series held at the James Center for the Performing ...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2018

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water Exhibit to Open at the Sequim Civic Center

Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water” exhibit and artist reception on Friday, July 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street. The CAAC ...Read on...
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Discharge of Fireworks Banned in the City of Sequim

Residents and visitors to the City of Sequim are reminded that the discharge of fireworks is banned within the Sequim city limits. The Sequim City Council voted to ban the discharge of fireworks based on an advisory vote of Sequim citizens in November 20...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 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: June 14, 2018

Sequim Service Fest to Conclude Friday, June 15

Sequim Service Fest will conclude on Friday, June 15 with a closing ceremony at 5:30 p.m., followed by a concert with Black Diamond Junction from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the James Center for the Performing Arts at Carrie Blake Park. Both events are fr...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2018

The City of Sequim Announces the 2018 Music in the Park Schedule

Join the City of Sequim for the 2018 Music in the Park concert series each Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. throughout the summer. Bring a chair or blanket, and a picnic and enjoy an evening of music at the James Center for the Performing Arts at Carr...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2018

Sequim Service Fest Continues into the Second Week

Habitat for Humanity Care-A-Vanners are back at work for the second week of Sequim Service Fest. Projects scheduled for the final week include: complete the painting of two homes on private properties on West Hammond and West Spruce Streets; reroof the ...Read on...
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Sequim Service Fest Completes First Week

Sequim Service Fest volunteers completed the first week of public and private projects in the neighborhood revitalization program. The event will continue through June 15, 2018. Sequim Day of Color occurred on Tuesday, June 5. More than 50 members of ...Read on...
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Service Fest Day of Color – Paint Available at the Guy Cole Center

“Every community needs some spicy people” and “community building starts with the small things”, encouraged Peter Kagayama, author of For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places and the f...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2018

Discharge of Fireworks Banned in the City of Sequim

Residents and visitors to the City of Sequim are reminded that the discharge of fireworks is banned within the Sequim city limits. The Sequim City Council voted to ban the discharge of fireworks based on an advisory vote of Sequim citizens in November 20...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2018

Sequim Service Fest Update for June 6, 2018

Progress continued on public and private projects as a part of Sequim Service Fest on June 6, 2018. Habitat for Humanity Care-A-Vanners continued work on a private property on West Hammond by constructing a new fence and preparing the house for painting...Read on...
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Sequim Service Fest in Progress

The City of Sequim, Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County, and First Federal have partnered together to host the first of its kind Sequim Service Fest June 4 – 15, 2018. The event brings Habitat for Humanity RV “Care-A-Vanners,&...Read on...
Posted on: May 24, 2018

UPDATE: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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...