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The Public is Invited to the “Ward Strasse” Street Dedication Ceremony »

The Public is Invited to the “Ward Strasse” Street Dedication Ceremony

The City of Leavenworth will hold a public ceremony dedicating a City street as “Ward Strasse”, in memory of Mr. Jim Ward, former Mayor, business owner, and pioneer to the City of Leavenworth.


The Ceremony will be led by Mayor Cheri Farivar and is scheduled to take place at the “Ward Strasse” street sign located at Riverbend Drive adjacent to Safeway.

Friday, December 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Wanted—Bright, motivated person who cares about the future of Leavenworth to serve on the City of Leavenworth Planning Commission »

Serving on the planning commission is one of the most rewarding ways you can serve your community. As a commissioner, you will help set the long-term direction or vision for your community’s future. Although the planning commission is an advisory body which rarely makes final decisions, it is one of the most important groups in local government. In recent years, growth management and environmental legislation have emphasized the importance of land use issues.  You will be advising your community on these issues through adoption or amendment of the comprehensive plan, and will help implement its subdivision, zoning, and shoreline regulations.  Now is the time to get involved!  Positions are open and available. 

The City of Leavenworth is seeking adult volunteer applicants to fill a vacancy on the Leavenworth Planning Commission. The appointment is for a four-year unexpired term, and is made by the City Council.  The Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside or own property inside the city limits of Leavenworth, or reside or own property within the urban growth area.   Letters of interest can be submitted to Nathan Pate, AICP, Development Services Manager, City of Leavenworth, PO Box 287, 700 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826 or dsmanager@cityofleavenworth.com.  The letters will be received up to January 1, 2014, and the selection process will be on or before January 31, 2014.  The Planning Commission advises the City Council on matters from city planning documents to specific texts of land use regulations.  

Request for Qualifications – Leavenworth Festhalle Operations Consultant »




THE CITY OF LEAVENWORTH, WASHINGTON is seeking the services of an Operations Consultant to oversee the marketing, reservations and event oversight of the Leavenworth Festhalle Civic Center. The City of Leavenworth will contract with the individual or firm that is most qualified; whom best meets the needs of the City; and provides the lowest responsible offer.

The detailed request for proposal may be obtained by accessing it on the City’s webpage at:  https://cityofleavenworth.com or by contacting City Hall.  The City’s selection of an Operations Consultant for the Leavenworth Festhalle Civic Center will be made from the Proposals submitted and received at City Hall no later than 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Questions regarding these services should be directed to Joel Walinski, City Administrator, City of Leavenworth, PO Box 287, Leavenworth, WA  98826.  Phone (509) 548-5275.  Fax (509) 548-6429.

Sales Tax Levy for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Purposes »

On the November 5, 2013 General Election ballot, Leavenworth voters may choose whether to increase sales tax by 0.1% (one penny on a ten dollar purchase) for public safety and criminal justice purposes.

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Memorial Bench for Trooper Jim Saunders to be Dedicated »

A memorial bench dedication ceremony for Trooper Jim Saunders will be held at 10:00 AM on October 7, 2013, in Leavenworth, WA. The bench was built by craftsman Ben Bark in 2009 and placed in Leavenworth, where Jim Saunders grew up and attended Cascade High School. The official dedication will be held on the 14th anniversary of his death in 1999, when he was shot and killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop in Pasco.

The public is invited to hear Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste as the keynote speaker, and Mayor Cheri Farivar making the dedication. The Memorial bench is located across from Lions Club Park in Leavenworth.

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