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Posted on: April 14, 2017

The Future of Downtown - We Want to Hear from You!

Now that the City's downtown flood wall/levee is nearly complete, we are turning our attention to the next steps in facilitating development downtown. As mentioned in the March newsletter, the City has hired Collins Woerman, an award winning firm with ext...
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Survey - Future of Downtown Development
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Donations for Homeless Outreach Coordinator Program

The City is now accepting donations to be used by our new Outreach Coordinator, Erin Von Fempe, in her work with the homeless population. Erin is directly engaged with homeless individuals on the streets of Mount Vernon and helps connect them with neede...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Roundabout Construction at Waugh & Division

Roundabout Overlay

Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Waugh Road and East Division Street is expected to commence in early April. The roundabout is a requirement of several residential developments in the area and its design is intended to fully enhance the...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Mount Vernon Sales Tax Rate Change

A sales tax increase approved by Mount Vernon voters in November will go into effect on April 1, 2017. The new rate on purchases in the City is 8.7% (a .2% increase). The increase will fund City transportation infrastructure. Read on... City of Mount Vernon Sales Tax Distribution
Posted on: March 15, 2017

2017 Free Spring Clean-up Dates

The City of Mount Vernon is offering a FREE Spring Clean-up to any single family residence or owner occupied duplex, tri-plex or four-plex within the City limits of Mount Vernon. Each residence can dispose of one average load each (three separat...Read on... 2017 Spring Cleanup Information
Posted on: March 2, 2017

2017 City of Mount Vernon Goals

The City of Mount Vernon's 2017 goals can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

2017 Goals
Posted on: February 2, 2017

City of Mount Vernon 2017 Legislative Priorities

The City of Mount Vernon has established legislative priorities for 2017, which were approved by City Council on January 25th. Please click on the following link to view.

2017 Legislative Priorities
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: 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!

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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: 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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