City of La Center
City Hall
214 East 4th Street
La Center, WA 98629
360.263.2782 | Fax 360.263.5700

Police Department
105 West 5th Street
La Center, WA 98629
360.263.2745 | Fax 360.263.2757

Public Works Dept/Building Div
419 E. Cedar Ave, Suite A201
La Center, WA 98629
360.263.7665 | Fax 360.263.7666
What's New

Don't miss an important event; check our new CALENDAR OF EVENTS webpage or our list of 2014 EVENTS.


The next scheduled meetings of LA CENTER UNITED are Thursday, December 13, 2014, and January 8, 2015, 7-9 p.m. (Please note: The November 13 meeting was cancelled due to road conditions; so, the November topics will be covered at the December 13 meeting and the December topics will be covered in the January 8 meeting.) Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month in the K-8 Library of La Center Elementary School, 700 E. 4th St. Questions? Contact La Center United via email at or voicemail at (360) 213-8385.


11th ANNUAL LA CENTER CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 2014 is December 5-7. December 5 ~ Santa House Calls, December 6 ~ Holiday Bazaar, and December 7 ~ Tree Lighting Festival. Go to for more information. Contact info: Email or call (360) 281-2509.


VETERANS APPRECIATION BALL AND CHARITY FUNDRAISER, February 7, 2015 - 5 - 11 p.m., American Legion Smith-Reynolds Post #14, Vancouver, WA 98663. -- This event is sponsored by Shanahan's Pub & Grill, Southwest Washington Surplus, and The American Legion Smith-Reynolds Post #14 with gratitude to all of our donors and supporters. This event is open to all, with or without a previous military service affiliation. If you appreciate our veterans for their service, you are invited! Click here for detailed information.


Clark County seeks public comment on updated solid waste management plan
A public comment period began on Nov. 7 and ends Monday, Dec. 8. The updated solid waste management plan sets five-year goals for Clark County, including increasing the county’s recycling rate to 55 percent from 53.9 percent and keeping 70 percent of the county’s waste stream out of landfills, up from 66.2 percent. For more information and links to the updated plan, visit


If you have trouble getting around and would like to have input on transportation systems and your access to mobility, the Human Services Council of Vancouver, WA, has a survey available on line that you can fill out. Click here to take the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Nick Ford, 360-735-5737.


Cowlitz Indian Tribe Updates


2013 Comprehensive Plan Amendments


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The City of La Center thanks all of the volunteers and sponsors for making the Centennial celebration memorable

Located east of Interstate 5 at Exit 16, scenic La Center is in north Clark County, Washington, near the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range affording magnificent views of Mount St. Helens. The southern border of the City runs along the picturesque East Fork of the Lewis River. Incorporated in 1909, La Center offers small community living with convenient commutes to Vancouver and Olympia, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

Residents and visitors enjoy an abundance of wildlife and outdoor activities in our rolling hills, unspoiled wetlands and city parks. The La Center Wetlands Stewardship Park is home to Canadian Geese and Tundra Swan who take a rest on their journey along the Pacific Flyway. Sternwheeler Park is our brand-new outdoor amphitheater designed as a great venue for bands, concerts and special events. The 12-acre City of La Center Park hosts a community building, ball fields, play area and a pathway for walking or jogging. Heritage Park, located in the northern part of the City, is a beautiful greenbelt area offering a play area and walking paths. The Elmer Soehl Park also offers respite to walkers and a playground for youngsters.

The General Commercial District consists of businesses and stores including food/fuel convenience markets and video store. Additional restaurants, offering a variety of foods, are located in the four mini-casinos near the General Commercial District.Come and see why La Center is a great place to live!

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.