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 La Center Coalition has officially been named "La Center United." Their next monthly meeting is Thursday, April 17, 7-9 p.m. Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month in the K-8 Library of La Center Elementary School, 700 E. 4th St. Interested community members are always welcome. Also they are holding a Town Hall Meeting on May 1, 7-9 p.m., in the High School Commons. Please join them for conversations regarding underage drinking and other community issues. There will be food and a raffle!
Contact La Center United via email at or voicemail at (360) 213-8385.


Clark County, the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, La Center (May 3), Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal and the town of Yacolt are hosting Recycling Day Events in 2014. The events will give residents opportunities to manage a variety of special wastes through reuse, recycling or safe disposal. Click here for more information on La Center's Event.


CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE IS COMING! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 19, 8 AM - 4 PM. Click here for more information and registration form.


The Our Days Committee is looking for volunteers to help out at this year's community event August 22, 23, and 24. If you are interested in sharing in the fun or need further information, please call City Hall at 360-263-2782. The next committee meeting is Monday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.


INCOMING KINDY EVENTS - Click here for detailed information.
Kindy Cub Nights, March 13, April 24 & May 8; 6:00 - 7:15 p.m., K-8 Cafeteria. RSVP to elementary office at 360-263-2134.
Kindergarten Registration, April 14-25, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Assessments - Scheduled at registration - May 29, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; May 30, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.


If you would like to donate to help La Center resident, Ericka Gorremans, and her son with their medical expenses in connection with the critical injuries sustained in a wrong-way crash on I-5, go to


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


Invitation to Bid: Edge Drain and Pavement Repair Project

Project Description: Project consists of installing subsurface drain piping along a section of failing pavement on La Center Road. Reconstructing failing sections of asphalt on La Center Road and replacing it with base and drain rock. Cold planning sections of asphalt of failing pavement and paving these cold plane areas. An alternate bid consists of installing perforated pipe and drain rock on the south side of La Center Road under the existing drainage ditch.

Bids Due: April 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Electronic copies are available through the City of La Centers Plan Site on the SW Washington Contractors Association website.

For technical support downloading the contract documents, please contact SW Washington Contractors Association at (360) 694-7922.


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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.