Vancouver, Washington

City of Vancouver recognized for outstanding performance of wastewater treatment facilities and staff

The City of Vancouver is being recognized by the State of Washington for outstanding performance at two wastewater treatment facilities. Vancouver’s Westside facility and Marine Park eastside facility are receiving this Department of Ecology (DOE) “Wastewater Treatment Plant Outstanding Performance” award for 2021. The DOE monitors the...
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City Council approves resolution officially adopting ambitious climate action goals

The City of Vancouver is advancing its positive direction to achieve the leading-edge climate action goals it endorsed in 2021. On Monday, June 6, following in-depth analysis and discussion, Vancouver City Council unanimously approved an amended version of the City’s Climate Priority Resolution that calls for adopting some of the most ambitious goals in the nation, including:

City seeking applications for lodging tax projects

City of Vancouver Lodging Tax grant applications for projects or events that will increase overnight and day-visit tourism will be available starting Monday June 6. An optional grant overview and orientation meeting for those interested in applying will occur at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 as a virtual and in-person meeting and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the city’s website. The orientation meeting will include training on Foundant Technologies, the city’s new grant application software.

Pride flags fly over Vancouver in June

Starting today, Pride flags will begin to fly outside Vancouver City Hall and other City facilities during the month of June as a symbol of the City’s commitment to celebrating and supporting all of our community members and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) across the City. This is the...

Safety Bulletin: Fentanyl Overdose Risk

The Vancouver Fire Department is warning schools and parents about the threat of overdose due to counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. Fentanyl is a very strong opioid. Although fentanyl is made and used pharmaceutically, it is also produced illegally in Mexico and trafficked into the United States, usually as powder and pills. A very small amount can cause someone to overdose and die. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, 40% of all counterfeit pills in circulation contain fatal amounts of fentanyl.

Vancouver Police arrest murder suspect

Vancouver, Wash. – On April 22, 2022, Vancouver Police responded to 7803 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. for a hit and run involving a motorcyclist who was hit by an SUV, which fled the scene. The motorcyclist, identified as Larry Hicks, 57 years of age, did not survive his injuries.

Vancouver Police investigate shooting and assault

Vancouver, Wash. –On May 19, 2022, at approximately 4:39 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to reports of a shooting and a large physical fight in the parking lot outside an apartment complex at 4619 NE 112th Ave. In addition to the initial crime scene location, a possible suspect vehicle was reported to be fleeing the area and multiple involved subjects were reported to be walking away from the area. The suspect vehicle was stopped at a nearby business and three males (one 18-year-old and two 17-year old’s) were detained.

City of Vancouver announces next police chief

After conducting a national search, along with a transparent and inclusive hiring process, the City of Vancouver has selected Jeffrey Mori as its next Chief of Police. This appointment is effective at 5 p.m. on June 30. “Assistant Chief Mori’s experience and background, teamed with his proven ability to build...

Esther Short Park playground construction set for June

Construction on a new, accessible play area at Esther Short Park (W. 8th and Columbia Streets) is slated to begin in June. The new play area is part of the department’s Project Play initiative and features a fully inclusive design that invites people of all ages and abilities to play together in the state’s oldest public square.