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Welcome to Snoqualmie

Snoqualmie is approximately 25 miles east of Seattle - half way between Seattle and Snoqualmie Pass. Located in the heart of the Mountains to Sound Greenway,
Snoqualmie is famous for the spectacular Snoqualmie Falls, a world renowned waterfall that cascades 268 feet over granite cliffs. 

Visitors to this small town enjoy the Historic District, the Northwest Railway Museum, unique shops, and more than 35 restaurants for all tastes.

Recreation in Snoqualmie is abundant. There are more than 20 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails with connections to regional trails; 39 city parks, including an off-leash dog park; 460 acres of open space at Meadowbrook Farm; fishing; kayaking; and even rally cars!

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Snoqualmie City Council Makes Appointments for Two Open Positions

The Snoqualmie City Council appointed Katherine Ross for Council Position 2 and Sean Sundwall for Council Position 6 at a special council meeting on April 13, 2017. Both have been sworn into office and begin their service to the community immediately. The term of these positions will expire after the results of the November 2017 general election are certified. Read more about the community's two new council members! 

Snoqualmie Police Department Welcomes New Officer

The Snoqualmie Police Department welcomed Officer Chase Smith at the April 10 City Council meeting, where he was introduced by Police Chief Perry Phipps and sworn in to his position by Mayor Matt Larson. Officer Smith fills a vacancy to serve the North Bend community. This position is paid for by the City of North Bend through a contract with the City of Snoqualmie. Recruitment of two additional officers to serve the City of Snoqualmie is underway. 

King Couny Elections Offers Free Candidate Workshops

The City of Snoqualmie will have six city council positions, as well as the position of mayor, open in the 2017 general election. Candidate filing opens May 15 and closes May 19. King County Elections is hosting two complimentary two-hour workshops to discuss important information related to filing for office in King County. The workshops will be held on April 28, 2-4 p.m. and April 29, 9-11 a.m. at the King County Elections headquarters, 919 SW Grady Way in Renton. Those who plan to attend must RSVP to King County Elections via email to election.operations@kingcounty.gov More info

Spring Newsletter

Read the City's newsletter to learn about upcoming special events for spring and summer. 

FBI Completes Field Training with Snoqualmie Police Department 

The City of Snoqualmie hosted FBI personnel to conduct child abduction training for the Snoqualmie Police Department this past week, holding an April 6 exercise near Cascade View Elementary School on Snoqualmie Ridge. This training, which included investigators from 16 local agencies, provided law enforcement with specialized skills and techniques to investigate child abductions. “The safety of our community – especially our children – is of the utmost importance," said Police Chief Perry Phipps. "Heaven forbid we ever have a child abduction in Snoqualmie, but if that were to occur, this training and field exercise will help our department respond with greater knowledge and experience.” Read More.

Utility Rates Increased for Residential and Commercial Customers

Following a comprehensive utility rate study, the City of Snoqualmie Parks & Public Works Department has determined that utility rate increases and new connection charges are needed to keep the water, sewer, and stormwater utility systems operating reliably to meet the needs of Snoqualmie’s current population and future growth, as well as continue to meet regulatory requirements under state and federal environmental laws. Low income rates are available for eligible applicants. More Info (FAQ and Rate Sheet)


Council Approves Development Agreement for Hotel on Snoqualmie Ridge

At the March 13 City Council meeting, Council Members authorized Mayor Larson to execute a development agreement allowing a hotel to be built in the Snoqualmie Ridge Business Park at the corner of SE Center Street and Snoqualmie Parkway. The hotel will be a moderately-priced Hampton by Hilton. More Info



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