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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Ridgefield Police Investigate Case of Missing Person

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The Ridgefield Police Department has been investigating a missing person who was last seen on Tuesday, February 6. During the investigation, officers discovered evidence that led them to conduct a search of the water surrounding the Ridgefield Marina.&...
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City News
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Rob Aichele Resigns City Council, Vacancy Appointment Process Open

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Ridgefield City Councilmember Rob Aichele resigned Position 5 on City Council effective February 9, 2024. Aichele will continue to be active in the Ridgefield Community. 

Aichele moved to Ridgefield in 2015 and quickly became an active member of t...

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City News
Posted on: February 9, 2024

City Council Visits the State Capitol

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All seven members of City Council and the City Manager visited our State Capitol this week to advocate for Ridgefield’s community projects with state legislators.

The team met with 11 legislators from Southwest Washington to develop a personal relationship...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Ridgefield Leadership Visits Washington D.C.

Jennifer Lindsay, Steve Stuart, and Rob Aichele stand in front of the U.S. Capitol building.

Earlier this week, Mayor Pro Tem Jennifer Lindsay, Councilmember Rob Aichele and City Manager Steve Stuart traveled to Washington D.C. to personally advocate for Ridgefield’s community projects with our federal representatives and federal agency...

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City News
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Ridgefield Finance Team Recognized with Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Ridgefield for its comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Dece...

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City News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Engineering Standards Proposed Updates Open House, January 31

You are invited to an open house to review the 2024 draft Engineering Standards update. Parking is limited in the RACC parking lot, but there is plenty of on-street parking in the area. 

Open House

Wednesday, January 31, 20241:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Ri...

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City News
Posted on: January 26, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 6, 2024

Bennett Hall Opening March 30

Bennett Hall is a large picnic shelter located at Abrams Park available to the public to rent for private or public events and celebrations. The shelter has concrete floors, walls with large windows, picnic tables and a stone fireplace. The building also ...

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More About Event Planning & Permits City News
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Artwork Selected for Ridgefield Roundabout Wine Labels

The Ridgefield community is home to many vineyards and wineries. The wineries combine the best traditions of winemaking and the nearly perfect growing climate of southwest Washington to produce wines with distinct flavor and character.

In 2015, the City la...

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Learn More about Roundabout Grapes & Wine City News
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Welcome to Envision Ridgefield 2045

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The City of Ridgefield is kicking off the multi-year initiative to update the City’s long range planning document, the Ridgefield Comprehensive Plan. There will be numerous ways to get involved in the process. The first step is to ask community ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2024

Waterfront Park Master Plan - First Community Meeting January 30

The City is teaming up with the Port of Ridgefield to create a vibrant waterfront park along Lake River at the Ridgefield Waterfront. Before breaking ground, we're crafting a comprehensive Master Plan that considers community needs, wants, and th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2024

City Council Appoints Ron Onslow Mayor, Jennifer Lindsay Mayor Pro Tem

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RIDGEFIELD, WA – Ron Onslow was appointed as Ridgefield’s Mayor at the City Council meeting on Thursday, January 11th. Jennifer Lindsay was appointed as Mayor Pro Tem.

In Ridgefield, citizens elect at-large Council members to four-year ...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

City Council Appoints Members to Ridgefield’s First Roundabout Committee

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During the Thursday, January 11 meeting, Ridgefield City Council appointed five members to the city’s first Roundabout Committee. The committee will research aesthetic designs for the central island in the City’s roundabouts, with a focus on safety and su...

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City News
Posted on: January 9, 2024

City Communication Survey

How do you prefer to learn about city news and programs? Help us to improve the way we communicate, connect and engage with our residents and businesses in Ridgefield.

One of our seven goals is to Actively Engage and Communicate with the Ridgefield Communi...

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Communication Survey City News
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Share Your Vision for Abrams Park

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Abrams Park offers many options for recreation and is rich in Ridgefield history. As the city continues to grow, there is a vital need to update existing city parks, such as Abrams, to better serve our community now and into the future. The City of Ridgef...

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Abrams Park Master Plan Project Page City News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

2024 Adopted Budget

City Council adopted the The 2024 budget on December 7, 2023. The City Council has held multiple public meetings on the 2024 operating and capital budgets. The City Council held public hearings on the budget at the November 2, 2023, November 16, 2023 and ...

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City News
Posted on: November 3, 2023

City of Ridgefield Seeks Applicants for New Roundabout Commission

The City of Ridgefield is seeking dynamic and self-motivated volunteers for positions on the new Roundabout Commission.

Roundabouts improve safety and traffic flow, reduce delay, and are less expensive to maintain when compared to traffic signals. Ridgefie...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Call to Artists - Ridgefield Roundabout Wine Labels

A volunteer harvesting grapes from the vines planted in the roundabout at Pioneer and 56th.

The Ridgefield community is home to more than ten vineyards and wineries. The wineries combine the best traditions of winemaking and the nearly perfect growing climate of southwest Washington to produce wines with distinct flavor and character.

In 2015, th...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

City of Ridgefield and Clark-Cowlitz Fire District Reach Agreement on Mitigation Plan

The City of Ridgefield has been considering the formation of a Tax Increment Allocation Area (TIA) as a financing tool to fund critical infrastructure improvements that will support the development of Ridgefield as a regional employment center. In this ty...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Notice for Public Briefing 2 Ridgefield Tax Increment Area

The City of Ridgefield will hold a public briefing on October 26, 2023, at 5:30PM at Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center, 510 Pioneer Street on the tax increment financing of the public improvements in the proposed Ridgefield Tax Increment Area. Th...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2023

Ridgefield Police Department Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Vibrant Pink Patches

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Ridgefield is joining public safety agencies in Clark County and across the nation by participating in the “Pink Patch Project” for the sixth consecutive year this October. 

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative campaign desi...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Celebrating a Successful Dragon Boat Program

One of the Ridgefield dragon boats paddles down Lake River.

On Wednesday we celebrated the end of the first season for Ridgefield's weekly Dragon Boat recreational program. This summer we were able to provide a no-cost Dragon Boat paddling program offering weekly paddling to the community. The program has...

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City News
Posted on: September 20, 2023

City Councilors, Commissioners, and Board Members Tour Development Projects Around Ridgefield

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On Monday fifteen city councilors, commissioners, and board members participated in a tour of past, present, and future development projects.  

The tour was designed to help our City Council and Advisory Boards to better connect with one another a...

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City News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Water Quality in City of Ridgefield

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A complete summary of the quality of water provided by the City of Ridgefield is provided each year in the Water Quality Report. This report provides our latest water sampling results. The following substances are monitored: Trihalomethanes, Haloacetic Ac...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2023

Notice for Public Briefing 1 Ridgefield Tax Increment Area

The City of Ridgefield will hold a public briefing on July 13, 2023 at 5:00 PM at Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center, 510 Pioneer Street on the tax increment financing of the public improvements in the proposed Ridgefield Tax Increment Area. The p...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

State of the City 2023

The 2023 State of the City video premiered at the Ridgefield High School Performing Arts Center on March 21, 2023. Watch the video below! 

To turn on video captions, please click on the box with ‘CC’ in the bottom right corner after clicking play....

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City News

News Flash

Posted on: June 7, 2023

Development Activity Map

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The Development Activity Map is regularly updated by the Community Development Department with project information. Click on the map image or visit the Development Activity Map to view the latest information on projects in Ridgefield.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Ridgefield Roundtable

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We will listen to your feedback, provide timely project updates, and report back to the community about how your feedback has contributed to decisions that are being made. By participating in these online forums, you can actively contribute and inform dec...

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Join the Conversation Spotlights
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Community Events and Activities

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Ridgefield is home to a connected and involved community. Join it by exploring the Community Events page for exciting events each month.

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Careers with the City

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The City of Ridgefield offers an array of career opportunities. Employees of the City of Ridgefield enjoy competitive pay and benefits packages, a wellness program, and the satisfaction of doing work that helps make Ridgefield a great place.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Financial Transparency Center

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Explore our infographic-based fiscal dashboard. The tool provides residents an easy-to-understand, interactive breakdown of the city’s finances, as well as insights into demographics, population and more.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stay Connected

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There are many ways to bridge the gap and stay connected with the City of Ridgefield! Connect with us to stay informed about your government, community events, public works projects, community development, and more.

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