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Request for Proposals for PRSA Recreation Needs Assessment – updated »

Request for Proposals
Upper Valley Parks & Recreation Service Area (PRSA)
Recreation Needs Assessment

Notice is hereby given that the Upper Valley Parks and Recreation Service Area (PRSA) and the City of Leavenworth are seeking proposals from firms to provide a recreation needs assessment. The purpose of this project is to determine the resources and prioritize the needs of the community concerning parks, recreation, and community facilities with a ten to fifteen-year outlook. The selected firm will be responsible for developing and providing services in accordance with the scope of services outlined in the proposal.

The detailed Request for Proposal may be downloaded from this webpage or by contacting City Hall at (509) 548-5275. The City will begin a review and selection process on January 16, 2020 and continue until the selection is made. Proposals will be accepted until the position is filled.

Update: Addendum #1 is available. 

Proposal submission deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM.

Questions or request for clarification must be received on or before December 18, 2019; responses will be provided to all prospective Proposers on or before December 24, 2019. Response can only be provided to firms on the Prospective Proposers List who have provided proper contact information. Firms who wish to be placed on the Prospective Proposer List must email Joel Walinski at jwalinski@cityofleavenworth.com or fax (509) 548-6429 with contact information.

Joel Walinski, City Administrator
City of Leavenworth
(509) 548-5275, Ext. 124

2020 Lodging Tax Grant Funding Opportunities Now Open »

The City of Leavenworth is inviting festival, event and hospitality organizers to submit applications for the annual Lodging Tax grant funding dollars. Along with the past program for new Festivals and Events, the City Council is instituting a new program opportunity for Tourism Hospitality and Special Projects. The Festival & Event program will include $15,000 with limits per applicant of $3,000 and the Tourism Hospitality and Special Projects program will include $30,000 with limits per applicant of $7,500. The deadline for submission this year will be December 31, 2019 and is anticipated for review and award by the City Council on February 11, 2020. Click below for the applications and scoring Criteria.

For questions, contact Chantell Steiner at chantell@cityofleavenworth.com or (509)-548-5275.

Festival & Event Grant Funding Application
Festival & Event Grant Funding Scoring Criteria

Tourism Hospitality & Special Programs Grant Funding Application
Tourism Hospitality & Special Programs Grant Funding Scoring Criteria

WSDOT Travel Advisory – Christmas Lighting Festival »

Washington State Department of Transportation– NEWS
North Central Region – 2830 Euclid Avenue. Wenatchee, WA 98801– 509-667-3000

Dec. 5, 2019

Contact: Lauren Loebsack, communications, 509-667-2515

Christmas lighting in Leavenworth will bring additional traffic to US 2
Three weekends of festivities kick off Dec. 6

LEAVENWORTH – One of the signs in North Central Washington that the holidays have arrived is the annual Christmas lighting in Leavenworth.

The Christmas lighting and festivities are held the first three weekends of December each year, and bring with them additional traffic on US 2 between the Big Y and Tumwater Canyon. Each Saturday of the Christmas lighting weekends, beginning Dec. 7, signal lights and HAWK lights will be shut off in the City of Leavenworth beginning at 1 p.m. Traffic will be flagger controlled for the evening.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and our local partners take this opportunity to remind travelers to prepare for winter driving conditions, check traffic and pass information with the WSDOT app or WSDOT travel alerts, pack water and snacks for travelling, and stay attentive while driving so that everyone can reach their destination and enjoy some holiday fun.

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WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state’s transportation systems. To learn more about what we’re doing, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at wsdot.com/traffic or by dialing 511.

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