City Clerk/ Treasurer
PO Box 3005
202 W. Main St.
Elma, WA 98541
Voice (360) 482-2212
Fax (360) 482-4960
The City of Elma, incorporated on March 22, 1888, lies within the Chehalis River Valley in Eastern Grays Harbor County, about 30 miles West of Olympia and 40 miles East of the Pacific coast.
Elma has historically served as the commercial center serving the East Grays Harbor County agricultural and timber industries, which even today serve as mainstays to the local economy. Recent years, though, have seen the Elma area economy become increasingly influenced by increasing numbers of commuters and retirees choosing to live in Elma, as well as by increasing numbers of commercial and industrial enterprises.
The East County Industrial Park, lying just West of Elma, and the Satsop Development Park, located Southwest of Elma, continue to attract business and industry new to the area, as well as accommodating businesses that have relocated from other areas of Grays Harbor County.
Elma's fortuitous location at the interchange of State Routes 8 and 12, providing ready access to the Interstate 5 corridor to both the North and South; its modern utility infrastructure, including a state of the art sewage treatment facility and two fiber-optic pipelines; great school district; competent, reliable workforce; abounding natural beauty; and an excellent quality of life bode well for Elma's economic future.
Elma is a great place to live and do business. We invite you to visit and see for yourself.