The City of Kenmore, Washington is located at the northern tip of beautiful Lake Washington in King County. Kenmore features spectacular local and state parks, a regional 18-mile paved trail, beautiful neighborhoods, award-winning businesses, and a highly-recognized school district. In 2009, Kenmore was ranked #1 by Seattle Magazine for "Best Metropolitan Neighborhoods to Live" and named by Family Circle Magazine as "One of the 10 Best Towns for Families."
The 2015-2016 Biennial Budget process is underway. City Council approval of the budget is anticipated on December 8, 2014. To view the proposed budget, click here.
The City is working with King County to update the city's hazard mitigation plan. The purpose of this plan is to help reduce the exposure of City residents to risks from natural hazards, such as earthquakes and floods. By writing the plan, local governments are able to apply to Federal programs that may provide money that could be used to reduce risks before and after natural disasters.
We need your help to identify projects that will help minimize or avoid impacts from future natural hazard events. Your responses to the short survey will help us identify areas where we should focus our efforts and resources. The survey closes Friday, January 9. Thank you for participating! Take survey
The City is seeking interested residents to serve a three-year term on the City of Kenmore's Planning Commission. The Planning Commission provides guidance and recommendations to the City Council on policy matters relative to the amendment of the City's comprehensive plan and related land use regulations. If you are interested, submit a completed application form by 5 p.m., December 29, 2014. Find out more
If you live or work in the City of Kenmore you can file a nuisance odor complaint by contacting the City directly at 425-398-8900. The City recently entered into an interlocal agreement with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) for cooperative odor complaint investigations. This program is a temporary six-month trial arrangement between the City and the PSCAA. The PSCAA will also continue to take complaints during this time. Read more
The City Council unanimously approved a purchase and sale agreement at their Nov. 3 meeting that could result in the sale of the Kenmore Village commercial property to MainStreet Property Group LLC. Read more
The City is excited to incorporate a public square or "Town Green" in the heart of downtown Kenmore. This public gathering space will help create our own sense of place and downtown identity. The Town Green is planned to be constructed on the north side of NE 181st Street, near the northwest corner of NE 181st Street and 68th Avenue NE. Find out more
The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County (EDC) would like to invite you to their fall business startup workshop series, where you'll explore three crucial steps on every entrepreneur's path to success. Each workshop will include presentations from local experts and a networking happy hour. EDC staff will also be on hand to answer your economic and industry questions. Find out more
The safety improvement project at two intersections along Juanita Drive (at NE 170th St and NE 153rd Place) is moving very well. Most of the intersection ramps, as well as placement of curbs and gutters, sidewalk, signal junction boxes and other related works are all reaching their completion stages. The contractor will be completing the concrete island work at the 153rd intersection the week of July 7. But then, will need to pause and wait for the arrival of signal related equipment to arrive. Also, King County is waiting for the arrival of the video cameras (for both intersections). Once the equipment arrives, the County crew will install them rather quickly. No more lane closure or long intersection congestion is expected. If you have questions about the project, contact Project Manager Michael Redmond at 425.398.8900. Read more about the project here.
The Kenmore City Council invites you to have Coffee with Council on the 1st Monday at 7:30 a.m. and the 3rd Saturday at 8:00 a.m. of each month at Espresso Works, 6734 NE 181st Street. Citizens are encouraged to attend these informal sessions to ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest. December sessions are canceled.
To support an innovative community spirit and foster the success of start-up entrepreneurs, the City has created a Business Incubator Program. The two-year pilot project provides low cost office space, mentorship and business development support, and connects business professionals to networking events, workshops and seminars. Find out more about the Kenmore Business Incubator.