Check out our Calendar of Events and Community Events for a list of all of the events occurring in our community throughout the year.

Upcoming Capital Improvement Projects

Now that the sun is back, the Public Works Department will be working on several capital improvement projects that will preserve our streets, increase safety and keep the city moving towards economic diversity. In order to help keep everyone informed we created a new upcoming capital improvement webpage. The public works department will do our best to keep this page up to date, so everyone will know what to expect.

Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of La Center updated our 20-year Comprehensive Plan, a guide for how La Center intends to accommodate new housing, maintain and attract jobs, develop parks and trails, provide essential services, and more. New subdivisions will be built and major changes will happen at the junction of I-5 and La Center Road.

Here is a link to the 2016-2035 Comprehensive Plan approved by the City Council on March 23, 2016.

Public Notices

Deadline: January 27, 2017

The City of La Center is seeking one volunteer to serve as the City’s representative on the Clark County Arts Commission. The term will be effective immediately and last four years. Commission members represent arts in the communities for Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, Woodland and Yacolt.

The primary purpose of Commission is to promote and support the arts in Clark County. The Commission works to foster awareness of the arts, expand accessibility to art in public places, and support collaboration among arts patrons, artists, the business community, service groups and cultural organizations.

The commission also supports local artists and arts groups in their efforts to secure grants and other financing, and celebrates the creative talents and diverse skills of Clark County residents.

For more information about the Commission, please go to their website at

If interested in serving, you should submit a resume to Jennifer Clark, Clark County Council Office:

Fax: 360-397-6058
Mail: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98665-5000.


About La Center

Come in and find out what makes our City special. See what services our departments have to offer. We feel they are exceptional. Learn about our history – our City turned 100 years old in 2009 – we appreciate having the lowest crime rate in Washington State. Visit our parks – La Center offers a plentiful supply of recreational activities, outstanding soccer and baseball fields, miles of hiking and biking trails, outdoor entertainment at our amphitheatre, kayaking or canoeing on the East Fork Lewis River - all just a short walk from your front door.

The La Center school system offers exceptional education opportunities boasting small class sizes, highly qualified staff, and a low employee turnover rate. Continuing education is readily available at many well-respected local, regional and state colleges and universities.

While retaining the small town feel, we are working to expand the small, but growing, commercial and industrial areas. We believe in strong family values that are reflected in all aspects of our community. Spend some time and explore. We hope it will inspire you to visit or, better yet, become part of the La Center community.

Discover La Center…..naturally.

Please email your comments to: Feedback; written comments may also be mailed to City Hall, at 214 E. 4th Street, La Center, WA 98629. All emails become part of the public record.