About La Center

Come in and find out what makes our City special. See what services our departments have to offer. Learn about our history – our City turned 100 years old in 2009. We appreciate having one of the lowest crime rates 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.

Open Position - Accountant/Deputy City Clerk

The City of La Center is accepting applications for an open Accountant/Deputy City Clerk Position

This position reports to the City's Finance Manager/City Clerk and performs a variety accounting tasks to include bank reconciliation, budget preparation, and development of the City's financial annual report per Washington State Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting Systems (BARS). In addition, the position functions include preparing and publishing City Council meetings/activities, overseeing all Public Disclosure Requests and responses.

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You can view events and meeting dates on the Calendar of Events page.

Salary Commission Positions

The City of La Center is accepting applications to fill the two positions on the Salary Commission.

In compliance with state law, qualified candidates must be a citizen of the United States and a resident and registered voter of the City of La Center for at least one year prior to appointment.

Interested persons should submit a letter of interest at La Center City hall. Applications will be accepted until 5 PM, April 29th,2019 (extended from March 29th), after which the Mayor will review the applications, conduct appropriate interviews.

A member of the commission shall not be an officer, official or employee of the city or an Immediate family member of an officer, official or city employee.