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December 1st - Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market

Meet up with friends and neighbors in Downtown Kenmore for our annual holiday event on Saturday, December 1st from 4 - 8pm! We’ll have entertainment from local choirs and dance groups, arts and crafts, a holiday market, and free photos with Santa. Check out the schedule below and don’t miss the highlight of the night - Santa's arrival by fire truck and the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall!  



Kenmore City Hall

4:00 - 7:00pm

18120 68th Ave NE

Last updated: Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:40pm

Weidner Suspends Discussion on Parameter Agreement

For the last several months, the City of Kenmore has been working with Weidner Apartment Homes to draft a Parameter Agreement that would outline a range of development options to study and explore the future development of Lakepointe, a 50+ acre industrial and largely vacant property on the Lake Washington peninsula southwest of the SR 522/68th Ave NE intersection. On November 1st, Weidner notified the City of Kenmore they have suspended discussions on the Parameter Agreement and subsequent Development Agreement process.

Last updated: Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:17pm

2019 Proposed Property Tax Levy - Public Hearing is Nov 5th

2019 Proposed Property Tax Levy - Public Hearing is November 5th

The Kenmore City Council will hold a public hearing on November 5th, 2018 on the 2019 Proposed Property Tax Levy. The public hearing will be at Kenmore City Hall, Council Chambers, 18120 68th Avenue NE, starting at 7:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend and express their views by written and/or oral comments. 


Last updated: Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:07am

City Earns Clean Audit for 17th Year in a Row!

Kenmore, WA – The City of Kenmore is pleased to announce that for the 17th year in a row, the City has just received a clean audit opinion from the Washington State Auditor’s Office.  The Financial Statement and Federal Single Audit covered the City’s 2017 Financial Statements and Federal grant awards and there were no findings or management issues noted. A finding is a deficiency, material weakness, or misstatement, discovered during an audit, which the auditor is required to report.

Last updated: Tue, 10/30/2018 - 9:42am

City Seeks Candidates for Planning Commission Vacancy

Kenmore, WA – The City of Kenmore is seeking volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission. Candidates must be Kenmore residents and could be selected to start a three-year term starting in January 2019, or could fill a future vacancy. Application deadline is November 16th, 2018. The Planning Commission serves as a policy advisory body to the City Council providing guidance and recommendations to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and related land use documents. Administrative rules govern how the Planning Commission conducts its business.

Last updated: Thu, 10/25/2018 - 2:13pm

Fall Recycling Event - November 3 at Kenmore Middle School

The Fall 2018 Recycling Collection Event will be November 3, 2018 at Kenmore Middle School, 20323 66th Ave NE in Kenmore. This is a great opportunity to clean out your garage or house and properly dispose of many different items! You can bring tires, styrofoam, lead acid batteries, cardboard, household goods and clothing, and more.

Last updated: Mon, 10/15/2018 - 3:32pm

City Engineer and New Traffic Engineer

Kenmore, WA – The City of Kenmore is proud to announce that John Vicente, P.E., P.M.P., was officially named City Engineer in August 2018. John was originally hired in March 2015 to manage the West Sammamish River Bridge Project. Over the last few years, John's scope has expanded to oversee other critical capital projects including SR 522 enhancements, multiple sidewalk and bike lane projects, and the Town Square and Hangar building.

Last updated: Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:26am

Rhododendron Park and Boat Launch Impacted by Utility Work: October – March 2019

Northshore Utility District (NUD) will be working in the area near the Sammamish River and 68th Ave NE from mid-October to March 2019 to complete a sewer bypass project required for the City’s West Sammamish Bridge replacement (scheduled to start later in 2019).  For the safety of the worksite and park users, below are anticipated construction impacts:

Last updated: Thu, 09/27/2018 - 1:14pm

NE 181st Street Sidewalk Project (65th Ave NE - 67th Ave NE) Open House - September 27, 2018

Come to the Open House and see what we have planned and ask questions.

Location: Kenmore City Hall - Community Room

Date and Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Project Description: Install new sidewalk along the north side of NE 181st Street between 65th Ave NE and 67th Ave NE. Other improvements include storm drainage, street lighting and landscaping. NE 181st Street will be re-striped to provide parallel parking (where possible).

Last updated: Tue, 09/25/2018 - 9:26am
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