Check out our Calendar of Events page and our Community Events page for a list of all of the events occurring in our community throughout the year. Upcoming events: Timmen Landing Memorial Bench Dedication, Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. See more info here.
You can sign up now for the Citywide Garage Sale scheduled for July 16. Garage Sale Flyer and Application

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 to Apply: May 31, 2016

The City of La Center is now accepting letters of interest for two vacant La Center Salary Commission positions.
This citizens' commission was created in February 2007 to periodically study, establish and adjust compensation levels for elected city officials. The normal term for Salary Commission members shall be four years.

All members of the Salary Commission shall be city residents and registered voters. No City of La Center elected or appointed city official, city employee, or immediate family member of an official or employee, is eligible for membership on the Citizens' Salary Commission.

The Salary Commission shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Interested individuals should address inquires to Mayor Greg Thornton, or or at 214 E. 4th St., La Center, WA, 98629 by May 31, 2016.


Open Until Filled

The City of La Center is now accepting letters of interest for the vacant La Center Civil Service Commission position.
The members of the Civil Service Commission shall serve without compensation. The Civil Service Commission is responsible for all advancements, demotions, suspensions and discharges in the police department of the City of La Center. Commissioners operate according to the civil service rules prescribed in or adopted pursuant to Chapter 13 of the Session Laws of 1937 (RCW 41.12).

Each must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City of La Center for at least three years immediately preceding such appointment, and must be a qualified elector of Clark County.

Appointments to the Civil Service Commission are made by the Mayor and subject to the approval of majority of the La Center City Council.

Interested individuals should address inquires to Mayor Greg Thornton, or at 214 E. 4th St., La Center, WA, 98629.


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.