News Flash

Posted on: January 26, 2023

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

2023 Message from the Mayor

Happy New Year, North Bend Residents,

A few weeks ago, as I walked up the short trail leading from West Ribary Way to the site of the future Tennant Trailhead Park, I had a moment.

There among the trees and our crisp, dappled, January sunshine, were parks e...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Online Voting Open for 2023 King Conservation District Board Election

King Conservation District Elections

Ready. Set. Vote! King Conservation District (KCD) is holding its annual Board Supervisor election from January 24, through February 14, 2023. Three candidates are vying for the position: April Brown, Csenka Favorini-Csorbra, and Chris L. Porter. Candidat...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Tips to Protect Theft-Prone Vehicles, Reduce Risk of Becoming a Victim

VEHICLE THEFT TIPS

Auto Theft continues to be a problem in King County.  Locally, in 2022, Snoqualmie experienced 30 auto thefts and North Bend experienced 28 auto thefts. These numbers are a significant increase from the previous year. Many vehicles stolen or prow...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

City of North Bend seeking your input: Housing Action Plan Survey and Open House

Housing Action Plan Survey

Do you live or work in North Bend? Do you want to live or work here, but have encountered obstacles?

The City invites you to share your experiences by participating in a short North Bend Housing Action Plan Survey. The survey is part of the Housing Action ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Special Yard Waste Collection Event for community storm cleanup in North Bend on January 21

Special Yard Waste Collection Event

The City of North Bend, in collaboration with Republic Services, will have a Special Yard Waste Collection event in operation on Saturday, January 21st from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to collect City of North Bend residential wood debris from the recent windstorm ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Tennant Trailhead Park groundbreaking ceremony celebrates new recreation opportunities in North Bend

Tennant Trailhead Groundbreaking Ceremony

January 11th marked the official groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of North Bend’s new Tennant Trailhead Park. Si View Metro Parks hosted a small gathering at the site with project partners. The City of North Bend, King Count...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: Storm Drains and Culverts, Congratulations, Events and More

Weekly Recap FINAL 01.13.23

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Congratulations to North Bend Planning Commissioner Wilson, who was appointed to King County Superior Court: As Mayor M...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2023

North Bend Planning Commissioner Wilson appointed to King County Superior Court

Judge Coreen Wilson, 12.16.22

North Bend Planning Commissioner, Coreen Wilson, has been appointed to the King County Superior Court, replacing Judge Douglass North. Governor Jay Inslee announced the appointment in December, acknowledging her extensive civil trial experience and leader...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2023

North Bend Weekly Recap: yard waste storm cleanup, park planning events, Mentoring Month, and more

Weekly Recap 01.06.23

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Special yard waste collection event for community storm cleanup in North Bend: Have you and your neighbors acc...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2023

SE 136th Street and 436th Avenue roundabout construction scheduled to resume in January

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The SE 136th Street and 436th Avenue roundabout (RAB) construction is scheduled to continue this month.

PSE’s subcontractor, Potelco, will soon begin the removal of overhead power lines and poles at this intersection after a delay in parts and eq...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Mayor Proclaims January as National Mentoring Month in North Bend

January, National Mentoring Month

Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim January as National Mentoring Month in North Bend. The mayor encourages the community to join the annual National Mentoring Month campaign to focus attention on the need for mentors and work together to increase th...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Wind Advisory in effect for North Bend and other communities: January 4 through January 5

NWS Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory that may impact parts of King County, including North Bend, from 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 4 through 4 a.m. on Thursday, January 5.

NWS predicts east winds of 30 to 40 miles per hour, with gu...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Snoqualmie-North Bend Police investigating arson at Taco Time

SPD News Release Infographic

The Snoqualmie Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Fire Investigation Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject(s) responsible for an arson incident at the North Bend Taco Time, located at 726 SW M...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2022

You’re invited: North Bend Taylor Park and Riverfront Park planning events

North Bend Park Events

The City of North Bend and the North Bend Parks Commission invite citizens to attend two upcoming meetings for the William H. Taylor Park and Riverfront Park design projects, on January 9, from 1 to 4 p.m., and January 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. These mee...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Garbage and recycling collections canceled December 21

12.21.22 Garbage Canceled

Republic Services has informed the City of North Bend that it will not be able to service residential and commercial customers on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. It was determined to be too hazardous after a local conditions assessment was performed.&nb...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Light Up North Bend Holiday Lighting Contest Winners Announced

Light Up North Bend Winners

The 3rd Annual Light Up North Bend Holiday Lighting Contest is a wrap! Judges spent the past weekend enjoying local light displays – some set to music in the VMA Division, some themed in the Hollywood Division, and some light explosions in the Griswold Di...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

City Seeking Nominations for 2022 Citizen of the Year

Citizen of the Year

The City of North Bend is seeking nominations for the 2022 Citizen of the Year Award. 

Nominations must be for a North Bend resident or business that has gone above and beyond to make North Bend a better place to live, through professional or volu...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Applications now open for the City’s first North Bend Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy Infographic 2023

Are you interested in learning about how your local government works here in the City of North Bend? Want to learn about opportunities to become more involved, while connecting with City leaders, staff, and other civic-minded residents?

If so, please consi...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2022

North Bend City Hall closed to the public as of noon on December 20

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect through 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20. As a preventative measure to keep City staff who can commute home right now safe, City Hall has closed to the public on Tuesday, December 2...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2022

UPDATE: Drop-off event and garbage/recycling collections Canceled December 20

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**UPDATE** As of 10:20 a.m. on December 20, Republic Services has informed the City of North Bend that it will not be able to service residential and commercial customers today (December 20) and it has canceled the scheduled garbage and recycling drop-off...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Garbage/Recycling Collections Canceled December 20

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Republic Services has informed the City of North Bend that it will not be able to service residential and commercial customers on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. It was determined to be too hazardous after a local conditions assessment was performed.

In the me...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Meadowbrook newsletter, biennial budget, Citizens Academy, and more

Weekly Recap 12.16.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

According to the National Weather Service: North Bend may see a mixture of snow and rain soon, beginning Satur...

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City News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Mayor Proclaims January as National Mentoring Month in North Bend

January, National Mentoring Month

Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim January as National Mentoring Month in North Bend. The mayor encourages the community to join the annual National Mentoring Month campaign to focus attention on the need for mentors and work together to increase th...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

City Council adopts Transportation Element Update to the City’s 2024 Comprehensive Plan

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On December 6, 2022, the North Bend City Council unanimously adopted the Transportation Element (TE) Update to the forthcoming 2024 Comprehensive Plan, providing a framework to guide transportation investments over the next 20 years that are in line with ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

City Council adopts 2023-24 Budget, reflecting community priorities and infrastructure improvements

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The North Bend City Council adopted the 2023-2024 Biennial Budget Ordinance at the December 6, 2022, City Council meeting. The City’s budget reflects Council’s investment in community priorities, and multiple ongoing and new infrastructure improvements.

A ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

PSE reports supply chain delay as cause for work halting at SE 136th St. and 436th Ave. Roundabout

City update infographic

Earlier this year, preparations were put into place to construct a privately funded roundabout (RAB) at the intersection of 436th Avenue SE and SE 136th Street, just north of I-90 Exit 32.  

Crews from Greystar continued work on the RAB, with util...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Citizen of the Year, aerial fireworks, 2023-24 Biennial Budget, and more

Weekly Recap 12.09.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Nominate a North Bend Citizen of the Year: The City of North Bend is seeking nominations for the 2022 Citizen of the Ye...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Light Up North Bend holiday lighting contest deadline extended to December 14

Light Up North Bend-Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Light Up North Bend holiday lighting contest has been extended to Wednesday, December 14. After a winter storm hit the region last week, many citizens and business owners had to delay installing holiday lights on their homes and store...

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City News Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

North Bend joins King County and other cities in restricting personal use of aerial fireworks

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On December 6, 2022, North Bend City Councilmembers approved an ordinance amending the City’s Fireworks Code, NBMC 8.20.010. The ordinance will ban the personal use of aerial fireworks within North Bend city limits, removing “special f...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Light up North Bend Holiday Lighting Contest Returns for Third Year

Light Up North Bend

The City of North Bend invites residents and businesses to make the City shine bright this holiday season as the 3rd Annual Light up North Bend holiday lighting contest returns.

Launched in 2020 when holiday traditions were limited by the pandemic, Light u...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Downtown Road Closures Planned for Holly Days Community Event, December 3

2022 Holly Days Poster

The North Bend Downtown Foundation invites you to join in on a heartwarming, outdoor holiday festival and tree-lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 3. To safely accommodate all your neighbors, family, and friends, the City of North Bend will be closing...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Garbage/Recycling Collections Canceled November 30, Drop-off Site Available at Torguson Park

11.30.22 Torguson Park Pick Up

Republic Services has informed the City of North Bend that it will not be able to service residential and commercial customers on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. It was determined to be too hazardous after a local conditions assessment was performed.

In the ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Be Prepared for Winter Weather with North Bend Street Treatment Information and Snowplow Map

Winter Weather Preparedness, Snowplow Map

With temperatures dropping and some wind and snow predicted for North Bend this week, the City would like to remind residents of snowplow routes, as well as the steps you can take to assist Public Works crews when winter weather strikes.

To understand the ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Public invited to attend November 30 Parks Workshop

Parks Workshop Meeting

**UPDATE** The Parks Workshop will start at 6:30 p.m. at the North Bend City Hall, located at 920 Southeast Cedar Falls Way, and due to travel conditions, the workshop will also have a virtual component for those not able to travel. 
Virtual login...
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City News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Citizens Academy, event recaps, enhancing flood storage and more

Weekly Recap 11.18.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

North Bend City Council approves $1,925,00 in grants to enhance flood storage and transportation: On November 1, 2022, ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

City of North Bend updates Snowplow Route Map

Snowplow route, 2022-2023

In preparation for the 2022-23 winter season, the City of North Bend has updated its Snowplow Route Map, which includes new neighborhoods and streets.

The map identifies Priority 1, 2, and 3 snowplow routes throughout the City limits, as well as priority a...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Snoqualmie Police Department and City of North Bend ride-along recap

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On November 10, 2022, the City of North Bend’s Public Information Officer (PIO), Bre Keveren, joined Snoqualmie-North Bend Police Officer Kaae for a ride-along, with a virtual twist.

Thursday evening began at 4:45 p.m. with a tour of the Snoqualmie Police ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2022

Mayor proclaims November 12 Arbor Day, community celebrates with planting event

November 12, Arbor Day in North Bend

Members of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, North Bend Boy Scout Troop 466, community volunteers, and Mayor Rob McFarland came together for another successful Arbor Day event this weekend, and it was among the community that the North Bend ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

North Bend City Council Approves $1,925,000 in grants to enhance flood storage and transportation

Flood Storage and Transportation Grants

On November 1, 2022, the North Bend City Council approved two resolutions accepting grants totaling $1,925,000 to go toward projects that preserve flood storage and transportation enhancements: The South Fork Avenue Extension Capital Project and engineeri...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

City of North Bend exits Stages 1 and 2 of Water Conservation Ordinance

Water Conservation Ordinance ends November 7, 2022

On November 7, 2022 the City of North Bend exited Stages 1 and 2 of its Water Conservation Ordinance (WCO) for the remainder of the 2022 calendar year. With recent rainfall events, the Snoqualmie River is flowing well, and it is likely to continue to flow...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

North Bend Weekly Recap: Flood preparedness, updated Snowplow Map, Kindness Month, and more

Weekly Recap 11.04.22

Happy Friday, North Bend! Welcome to the newest edition of your Weekly Recap. Remember to click linked headlines for articles and posts.

Hundreds turned out for a lively, happy Trick-or-Treat Street:  What a day! Over 40 local businesses and nonpr...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Be prepared for flood season in the Snoqualmie Valley

Localized flooding

November is Flood Awareness Month in North Bend and right on cue, a cold front is impacting the Puget Sound region with steady, heavy rain pushing the Snoqualmie River to flood phase 3.

Phase 3 indicates moderate flooding in some areas. Public Works crews ...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Mayor Proclaims November Flood Awareness Month in North Bend

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The month of November has been proclaimed Flood Awareness Month in North Bend by Mayor Rob McFarland. North Bend has had numerous flood events of different magnitudes. The City recognizes that major flooding from heavy rains and snowmelt increases the ris...

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services, now Reclaim, honored at North Bend City Council Meeting

SVSS, now Reclaim, Accepting Award

On November 1, 2022, Mayor Rob McFarland and City Councilmembers honored Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services (SVSS) with a Certificate of Appreciation for 10 years of exemplary work in serving people who are living unhoused in the Snoqualmie Valley.

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City News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Mayor Proclaims November Kindness Month in North Bend

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Mayor Rob McFarland is proud to proclaim November as Kindness Month in North Bend. The City recognizes that kindness is a fundamental part of the human condition which bridges the divides of religion, politics, and gender, and that, through simple acts of...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Let fall begin! Help prevent localized flooding by clearing neighborhood storm drains and culverts

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City crews work hard to keep storm drains and culverts clear of leaves and other debris, but with thousands of these in North Bend, we could use your help. Fallen leaves pile up on storm drains on our streets, blocking rainwater from draining, which can l...

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City News Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Stay in the know: City of North Bend Urges Residents to Sign Up for ALERT King County

ALERT KC

ALERT King County is a public information and emergency notification system that reaches citizens wherever they are and on any device. The City of North Bend encourages all residents to register for ALERT to receive important information about significant...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Quarterly Message from the Mayor

Message from the Mayor

Dear North Bend Residents,

This summer I passed the 25-year mark as a resident of North Bend. By some measures, that’s not long considering the history of the Snoqualmie Tribe in the valley or even the “recent” founders who settled on our city name. On the...

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City News Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Child Luring Case in North Bend

SPD News Release Infographic

On July 24, 2022, the Snoqualmie Police Department responded to a possible attempted child luring incident at Torguson Park, located at 750 E North Bend Way in North Bend, WA. 

A mother called 911 to report that a suspicious male subject in the pa...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Update on Republic Services

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In January, the City of North Bend formally requested that Republic Services provide customer billing credits and reimbursement for City expenses due to Republic’s extended time period without service in December, 2021 and January, 2022. &nb...

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City News Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Mayor Rescinds Executive Orders Addressing City Hall Operations During Pandemic

North Bend City Hall

Let’s get back to business in person! On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, Mayor Rob McFarland issued Executive Order No. 20-07. The purpose of the Order is to rescind previously issued Executive Orders 20-01 through 20-06, addressing operational aspects of Ci...

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City News Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Mayor McFarland, City of North Bend Highlighted on Radio Talk Show

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In honor of Twin Peaks Day, Mayor Rob McFarland was featured on CBC Vancouver radio talk show On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko, Wednesday afternoon, February 24th.

During the radio segment, Mayor Rob was asked many questions about touri...

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City News Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 26, 2023

Seeking your input: Housing Action Plan Survey and Open House

Housing Action Plan Survey

Do you live or work in North Bend? Do you want to live or work here, but have encountered obstacles?

The City invites you to share your experiences by participating in a short North Bend Housing Action Plan Survey. The survey is part of t...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Message from the Mayor

Mayor Rob for Mayors Message

In this Quarterly Message, Mayor McFarland shares City accomplishments from the past few months, while looking forward to upcoming projects. Learn about infrastructure and transportation improvements, community housing and business projects, and more.

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

East North Bend Water Update

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Learn more about the East North Bend water update. Stay informed with resources, notification tools, and by referring to our helpful Water FAQ, where you will find a wide range of questions and answers on all things water.

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