PNW Economic Region Survey

  Over the past twenty months, our lives and the economy have been turned upside down due to the COVID pandemic and subsequent public health measures deployed to stop the spread. In response to this, the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) received funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to develop a Comprehensive Pandemic...

Letter from Chief Schultz

Over the recent year the Washington State Legislature has enacted a number of policing reforms that will impact the Elma Police Department as well as the public. The Elma Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our citizens and visitors to enjoy. We will continue to provide high quality service...

Declaration of Emergency

CITY OF ELMA DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY WHEREAS, on May 27, 2021, the Department of Ecology issued a drought advisory for most of the state, including Grays Harbor; and WHEREAS, record extreme temperatures were set throughout Washington and in Elma over the June 26-28, 2021 weekend; and WHEREAS, the National Weather Service in Seattle show a...

Council Pass Parks Board Ordinance

The Elma City Council recently passed Ordinance 1197 in regard to the Park Commission and its members. These changes were made necessary because of the challenges the City has had in appointing a sufficient number of Park Commissioners and resulting issues in maintaining the quorum required to conduct business. Click the link below to view...

Emergency Executive Order

RECITALS: On June 24, 2020, the Governor recognized the importance and benefits in containing the COVID19 crisis arising from citizens wearing face coverings in certain circumstances. Upon the same day, the Secretary of the State’s Department of Health issued an order relating to such utiliĀ­zation. It is my intention as Mayor of the City of...

Emergency Order Closing Public Parks

RECITALS: I. On June 17, 2020, Grays Harbor County was approved to move to Phase 3 of Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” approach to reopening; II. In Phase 3, it is still strongly encouraged, but not required, that high-risk populations continue to stay home unless engaging in permissible activities. Recreational activities were able to expand such...

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