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West Sammamish River Bridge Construction to Start in 2019

The City of Kenmore has been awarded nearly $28 million in funding by multiple statewide and federal agencies including the Transportation Improvement Board, Puget Sound Regional Council, and the Washington State Department of Transportation toward replacing the West Sammamish River Bridge. Most recently in November, the City secured $6.9 million in grant funds from the Transportation Improvement Board, with the project receiving the highest amount of funding among 28 other projects across Washington.

Last updated: Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:29pm

Kenmore Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community

League of American Bicyclists Names Kenmore a Bicycle Friendly Community

The League of American Bicyclists announced this week that Kenmore, WA is one of the country's leading bicycle-friendly communities. The bronze level Bike Friendly Community (BFC) award honors Kenmore's commitment to improving bicycling conditions through investments in education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies throughout the city.

Since 2014, Kenmore has made significant improvements to the City's infrastructure that support bicycle travel, including:

Last updated: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 2:45pm

Now through December 8, Donations will Help Kenmore Residents in Need

The City of Kenmore is partnering with Cedar Park Northshore Church Food Bank this holiday season. From Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 8, you can donate any nonperishable food items at Kenmore City Hall during business hours. All donations will go directly to those in need in the Kenmore community.

Last updated: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:10pm

Downtown Kenmore Will Shine Brightly To Ring in the Start of the Holiday Season

Downtown Kenmore will shine brightly to ring in the start of the holiday season as we celebrate the City of Kenmore’s Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market on Saturday, December 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This event is one of the longest-running Kenmore traditions, bringing together multiple generations of Kenmore friends and families. Every year, this free family-friendly event invites the community to gather around the large tree outside of City Hall, which is decorated with colorful strings of lights. 

Last updated: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:11pm

Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) FAQ Now Available

In late September, the City of Kenmore announced a partnership with Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) to offer the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program to homeowners. The NLC Service Line Warranty Program offers voluntary warranty protection at an affordable price for sewer lines in the event of a failure. Technical difficulties in early November delayed the release of this program that is now available online at

Last updated: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:09pm

Improving the Health of the Sammamish River, One Derelict Boat at a Time


City Takes the Lead with Other Agencies to Remove Derelict Boat

Last week, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the City worked with global environmental services company National Resource Corporation (NRC) to remove a derelict boat from the Sammamish River. The tedious task involved removing a partially sunken 50-foot Bullnose Chris-Craft that had been stuck in the sediment south of the Squire's Landing Park for over 20 years.

Last updated: Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:17pm

"Youth Art," significant Eastside competition, opens November 17 at Kenmore Gallery

Eastside Art Competition to Feature 31 Artists Ages 5 – 18

The fifth annual Youth Art Exhibit, a juried exhibit featuring 34 works by 31 Pacific Northwest artists ages 5 to 18, will open tomorrow, Friday, November 17 at the Arts of Kenmore Gallery in Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Avenue NE.

The public is invited to an opening reception on November 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a presentation at 7:00 p.m.  All artists will be recognized, and an awards presentation will honor winners in each age group – 5-8 years old, 9-12, 13-15, and 16-18. 

Last updated: Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:13pm

Water Service and Sewer/Septic Line Protection Plans Now Available Online

In late September, the City announced a sewer line protection program that was going to be available to the Kenmore community. There were technical difficulties that delayed the release date of this program. We apologize if this caused any inconveniences. We are now glad to announce the website is running for Kenmore, with water service line and sewer/septic line coverage plans now available for purchase online. Informational letters will arrive in residents' mailboxes within a week.

Last updated: Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:49am
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