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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Council Meetings Move to Hybrid Format

City Hall

Beginning July 1, 2022, City of Bothell Council Meetings will be moving to a hybrid format that includes both in-person and virtual attendance. Community members who are unable to attend council meetings in person, can continue to watch ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Become a City of Bothell Councilmember

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Due to a recent resignation, Bothell City Council is now accepting applications for Council Position #6. Help shape city services and be a voice for our community by applying to become a City of Bothell councilmember. The deadline to apply is&...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Raising of Juneteenth Flag on Thursday, June 16

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Members of the community are invited to join City of Bothell for the raising of the Juneteenth flag at City Hall on Thursday, June 16 at 9 a.m.   

Every year, City of Bothell recognizes Juneteenth as the day that slavery finally came to a...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

City Council Proclaims National Gun Violence Awareness Day

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In their recent May 17th, 2022 Council meeting, City Council enacted a National Gun Violence Awareness Day proclamation, declaring the first Friday in June, June 3, 2022, to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day, encouraging all residents to support thei...

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Proclamation... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Raising of Progress Pride Flag on Wed., June 1st at 10am

Pride Month Flag Raising

Pride Month  

City Council recently voted to raise the Progress Pride Flag at several city facilities on June 1st for Pride Month. We will be raising the Progress Pride Flag at City Hall on Wednesday, June 1st at 10am. Community members are invite...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Councilmember Davina Duerr Announces Resignation to Focus on State Legislative Role

Councilmember Davina Duerr

May 18, 2022 – In last night’s City Council meeting, Councilmember Davina Duerr announced her resignation from Bothell City Council effective June 1, 2022.  Per state law, the City Council must appoint someone to serve the rem...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Community Budget Survey Results

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As Bothell grows and changes, it is important for City Council and staff to solicit feedback from the community and consistently incorporate this input into all decision-making. The City of Bothell recently conducted a statistically valid community budget...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Community Listening Sessions for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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We want to hear from you! Join the City of Bothell for a Community Conversation about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), facilitated by our DEIB consultant Chanin Kelly-Rae. Sign up for one of several virtual Zoom sessions being offered ov...

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Learn more about DEI efforts... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Kyle Stannert to become Bothell’s next City Manager

Stannert, Kyle

The City of Bothell is pleased to announce the selection of Kyle Stannert as its next city manager, following a nation-wide search. 

The City Council is expected to formally approve an employment agreement at their regularly scheduled meeting on T...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Updated 4/1: Meet the Candidates for City Manager

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Save the date and join us virtually on Monday, April 4th at 6 pm for the opportunity to meet the four finalists City Council has selected for City Manager. 

Scott Andrews 

Scott Andrews currently serves as the City Manager for the City of ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Updated 4/6: Community Survey Underway

Survey

As Bothell grows and changes, it is important for City Council and staff to solicit feedback from the community and consistently incorporate this input into all decision-making processes. Specifically, this year City Council will approve the 2023-2024 bie...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

City of Bothell Welcomes New Board, Commission and Committee Members

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In their meeting on March 15th, 2022, Bothell City Council appointed several new members to Boards and Commissions. Board and Commission members serve a vital advisory role to City Council and staff. They help formulate new ideas, hear and receive public ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 21, 2022

City Hall Lobby Reopens to In-Person Service

City Hall Lobby

As many county and state COVID restrictions have lifted, the City Hall Lobby has reopened to in-person services.   Masks are optional.  

Monday: ?By appointment only 

Tuesday: ?8:00am - 5:00pm 

Wednesday: ?8:00am - 5:00pm&...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Updated 4/1: Meet the Candidates for City Manager

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Save the date and join us virtually on Monday, April 4th at 6 pm for the opportunity to meet the four finalists City Council has selected for City Manager. 

Scott Andrews 

Scott Andrews currently serves as the City Manager for the City of ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Grant Funding for Local Businesses

Grants

Are you a Bothell Business who has been financially impacted by the pandemic? You may be eligible for City of Bothell’s Small Business Stabilization Grant or Commercial Rent Relief Grant. 
Applications will be accepted March 7 &ndash...
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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Black History Month, The Life of Benjamin McAdoo

Benjamin McAdoo

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the extraordinary contributions Black Americans have made in our nation's history. This month, we are honored to share the story of Benjamin McAdoo, Washington State's first licensed Black architect who at one po...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: December 8, 2021

City Manager Recruitment Process

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1/22/2022: The search continues for our next City Manager. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for public service and a vision for a vibrant future, than consider joining the City of Bothell team. Applications will be accepted through February 2...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: December 7, 2021

Join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

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The City of Bothell is seeking community members to serve on a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee. 

Those interested should apply by January 10, 2022.

In late 2022, Bothell City Council adopted a new goal to "Pursue ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

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Are you looking for ways to give back this holiday season and beyond? The following local agencies help our community all year round by providing essential services like food, supplies, housing, clothing and other resources. You can give directly to these...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 12, 2021

City Unveils Veterans Memorial Drive

Parl Guthrie, Councilmember Tom Agnew and Jim Morrison at Veterans Memorial Drive Event

On the morning of Wednesday, November 10, City of Bothell Councilmembers, staff and veterans, humbly gathered at the corner of Pop Keeney Stadium's parking lot near downtown Bothell to celebrate the official unveiling of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Veterans M...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Save the Date for Grand Opening of Pop Shops on Main

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The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening of Pop Shops on Main, a unique and inclusive retail marketplace where community members can visit, shop and explore, all year round.

The Grand Opening will take place Thursday, November 18 from 3-4 p.m. loc...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Bothell Fire Stations 42 and 45

Photo of city council breaking ground for the fire stations rebuild project

On Thursday, October 28, City of Bothell councilmembers, leaders, design-build team members and community partners, came together to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Fire Stations 42 (Downtown) and 45 (Canyon Park). 

"I want to recogn...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Bothell Fire Stations 42 and 45

Photo of city council breaking ground for the fire stations rebuild project

On Thursday, October 28, City of Bothell councilmembers, leaders, design-build team members and community partners, came together to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Fire Stations 42 (Downtown) and 45 (Canyon Park). 

"I want to recogn...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Join North-End Cities for the Winter Porch Light Parade

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The cities of Bothell, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and Shoreline have partnered to celebrate communities shining bright with the 2021 Winter Porch Light Parade December 1 through December 31, 2021. These four cities invite their communities to create light ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

City Seeks Advisory Committee Volunteers to Help “Tell Bothell’s Full Story”

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The City of Bothell Landmark Preservation Board has been awarded a special grant to fund a "Telling Bothell's Full Story," project and we need help from the community! Inspired by an initiative launched by the National Trust for Histori...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

City of Bothell Advances Downtown Vision with Sale of Two Properties

Block D Sale

The City of Bothell has made a significant step toward fully achieving its downtown redevelopment plan. The City of Bothell and Trammell Crow Residential have just completed the sale of a key downtown development site, Block D, located at the intersection...
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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Open House - Sept 22

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We have been moving forward with some exciting internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work and we’d like to share some updates! Join our consultant, Chanin Kelly-Rae and city staff at a virtual Open House. 
September 22, 2021Wednesday&...
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Posted on: August 31, 2021

City of Bothell Selects Four Businesses for Pop Shops on Main

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The City of Bothell has selected four successful applicants for Bothell’s new retail incubator program. Bothell City Council approved a pop up incubator program to support the creation of new small businesses and provide more opportunities for m...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: August 31, 2021

COVID Update - City Hall Reopening Delayed

City Hall

As you know, City Hall and some other facilities have been closed for quite some time. We are planning for hybrid meetings and hoped to reopen City Hall to walk-ins in early September, but have now delayed a full reopening as Delta cases are on the rise. ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Now Hiring! City Manager Application is Live

We Are Hiring

Now hiring! City of Bothell Government is looking for a City Manager who is a strategic thinker and effective communicator. The successful candidate will have a background in strategic planning and be a creative problem solver. Learn more and apply at htt...

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Additional Info... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: August 4, 2021

City Hall Expects Reopening in Early Sept

City Hall

As you know, City Hall and some other facilities have been closed since March 2020 and we all worked together to successfully deliver key services online. During this time, Staff has reimagined what city services should and could look like post-COVID, hav...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Apply for Pop-Up Retail Business Incubator by July 25th

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The City of Bothell is accepting applications from qualified businesses to participate in a new Pop-Up Retail Incubator Program.  Learn more and apply by July 25th at  www.mercycorpsnw.org/bothellpopup.  

Bothell City Council rec...

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Additional Info... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: July 7, 2021

City Manager Recruitment Survey Results

Survey

Bothell Community - thanks to all who completed the City Manager Recruitment Survey!  A few weeks ago, we asked the community to provide input to help inform the recruitment process for our next City Manager.  We received more than 500 r...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 29, 2021

Bothell City Council Issues Temporary Order Prohibiting Fireworks for 2021

Fireworks Prohibited

Bothell City Council has just issued a temporary order to immediately prohibit the sale, possession, and use of consumer fireworks effective through July 5, 2021. 

Pursuant to Bothell City Code 8.37.215, City Council made this decision based on sa...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Extreme High Temps Forecasted: Stay Cool. Stay Hydrated.

Extreme Heat Alert

Record-breaking heat is expected across our area Friday into early next week. Hot temperatures and dry conditions mean we all need to think about personal safety and increased fire risks. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illne...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 23, 2021

Extreme High Temps Forecasted: Stay Cool. Stay Hydrated.

Extreme Heat Alert

Record-breaking heat is expected across our area Friday into early next week. Hot temperatures and dry conditions mean we all need to think about personal safety and increased fire risks. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illne...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Summer, Health Guidance, and Planning for Reopening

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As the number of vaccinations increase and we learn of changing public health requirements, we wanted to provide a city update on summer activities,?current staff policies,?and what we know about reopening.??? 

Many of you have heard the news of t...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: May 12, 2021

City Manager Recruitment Survey - Open Until June 1st

City Hall

City Manager Recruitment Survey -  Open Until June 1st

Bothell Community - we need your input!  As we launch the recruitment process to find our next City Manager, we need to better understand your needs.

Please take 5 - 10 minutes to comp...

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Go to survey now ... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Bothell Seeks Advisory Committee Members for Pop Up Retail Program

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May 11, 2021 - Bothell City Council has recently approved a new Pop Up Retail Incubator Program designed to support the creation of new small businesses and provide more opportunities for minority and woman-owned businesses.  

Funded in part by th...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: April 21, 2021

City of Bothell Welcomes New Board and Commission Members

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In their meeting on April 20th, 2021, Bothell City Council expressed their gratitude for Board and Commission members coming to the end of their tenures and welcomed new members.   

Board and Commission members serve a vital advisory role...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Condemning Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against AAPI Community

AAPI Proclamation

Mayor Olsen has signed a proclamation to affirm that hate, violence and bias are not accepted here and calls on all of us to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.  Each of us has a personal responsibility to prevent the sprea...

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Official Proclamation... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Survey

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community Survey 

Last summer city staff began taking a closer look at our internal processes and how we approach diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Staff and City Council discussed Bothell demographics, which ...

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Go to survey.... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Bothell Public Works Awarded Accreditation

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The City of Bothell Public Works Department was recently awarded full accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Accreditation Council and was formally presented with the honor at the March 2nd City Council meeting. The City of Bothell ...

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Learn more about Public Works... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Bothell City Manager Announces Retirement

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Bothell City Manager Announces Retirement 

The Bothell City Council and City Manager Jennifer Phillips announce that an agreement to separate her employment will be on the agenda for the Tuesday, February 9th City Council meeting. The Council is e...

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Additional Info... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: January 28, 2021

SMART Investigation Update

07-13-20 SMART investigation update-1

This morning, the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART) released a significant update to their investigation of an officer-involved shooting involving Juan Rene Hummel on July 29, 2020. 

On January 12, 2021, attorneys for the fami...

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Additional Info... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Apply for a Board or Commission by February 12th

Boards - Newsflash

Want to serve your community and weigh in on important government decisions?  City Council is seeking members for several different Board and Commission volunteer positions. Board and Commission members serve a vital advisory role to City Council...

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Learn more and apply... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Spammer Sending Fake City of Bothell Emails

Email Attention

This morning a spammer used a City of Bothell staff email account to send out several fake emails to other agencies and some members of the public. The email may look similar to this image below, asking you to “View Encrypted Message” ...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Gov Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington

WA State Travel Advisory

November 13, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory for Washington today, recommending a 14-day quarantine for interstate and international travel and asks residents to stay close to home. Inslee joined California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Oregon Gov. K...

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Additional Info... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Furloughs Ending

City Hall

Furloughs Ending

Several months ago, the City took several actions to address an estimated deficit resulting from COVID-19 closures. Concerned for our 2020 budget and how COVID might impact an already challenging 2021/22 budget, we instituted layoffs, hiri...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: September 17, 2020

COVID Emergency Financial Assistance for Residents

Grants Newsflash

Updated 9/30/20 - Application deadline has been extended to November 15th, 2020, or until funds have been depleted.  Attention all Bothell residents! We know many of you have been financially impacted due to COVID-19.  The Northshore Sen...

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Apply now... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Call for Artists for Fire Station #42

Fire Station 42 for Press Release

The City of Bothell Arts Commission has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for artists specializing in Public Art to design and incorporate artwork into the rebuild of Bothell’s Fire Station #42. The artist selected to work with the des...

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Read the RFQ here City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Bothell Bridge is Now Online!

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The Summer Bothell Bridge newsletter has been published. You can now find it online at www.bothellwa.gov/Bridge. To save costs and go green, we will discontinue mailing a full printed Bridge out each quarter.  

Check out this edition that includes...

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Additional Info... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Business Reopening Kits & Local Survey

Reopening Kits

Bothell City Council approved utilizing King County Council’s Economic Development Relief Funds to purchase and distribute Phase 2 Reopening Kits to 150 Bothell businesses. The kits will help minimize the reopening costs of businesses hardest hi...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Come enjoy the new gallery exhibition at Bothell City Hall

The Cow Ate My Homework by Dennis Wunsch

The City of Bothell Arts & Festivals Commission invites you to explore visual art at the new gallery exhibition at City Hall, 18415 101st Ave NE in Bothell. The exhibition features award-winning illustrator and Bothell resident Dennis Wunsch. His work...

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Additional Info... City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: December 12, 2017

City Council preserves entire Wayne Golf Course in City’s largest parkland acquisition

Wayne Back 9

Deal saves more than $6 million from earlier purchasing proposals

At tonight’s regular Bothell City Council meeting, the Council approved the purchase of the Wayne Golf Course Back 9 for about $400,000. Together with last month’s action...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 16, 2017

Mathew Pruitt becomes City of Bothell’s new Human Resources Director

Mathew Pruitt

Mathew Pruitt, a Kirkland resident with nearly 14 years of experience in human resources at a variety of levels of government, will become the City of Bothell’s new Human Resources Director effective Dec. 27.

“Matt has a passion for loc...

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City of Bothell News (Home page)
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Bothell City Council approves purchase of Wayne Golf Course Front 9

Wayne Golf Course

At Tuesday night’s regular City Council meeting, the Bothell City Council authorized the City to buy 49.9 acres of the Wayne Golf Course, known as the “Front 9,” by the end of this year for an estimated $3.4 million. The Coun...

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