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Residents invited to Community Engagement Night Jan. 30


LEAVENWORTH – The City of Leavenworth is encouraging residents to attend the quarterly Community Engagement Night on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The open-house style gathering will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Leavenworth Festhalle.

“Community engagement nights are a valuable opportunity for residents to participate in the development and well-being of their community. By attending these quarterly events residents can contribute valuable feedback, learn about upcoming projects, engage with City staff, and build stronger relationships with their neighbors,” said Kara Raftery, Communications and Special Projects Manager for the City of Leavenworth.

Representatives from the city, Leavenworth Rotary Club, Department of Ecology, Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Waste Loop, and Cascade Medical will be speaking on projects pertaining to the community. 

The City of Leavenworth will speak on projects such as Skill Hill Drive Phase 2, Urban Growth Area (UGA) expansion, Front Street Park restroom and stairway expansion, Glacier Parking Lot improvements, the 2024 scrub seal, library and community space reuse of Osborn Elementary School, and general Public Works updates.

Residents will also get the opportunity to hear about composting initiatives from Waste Loop and updates from Cascade Medical.

The event will be an informal community gathering, with individual tables for each presenter or topic. Each table will have a representative assigned to answering questions.

“Engagement night is the perfect opportunity to talk with knowledgeable individuals that can provide additional insight on current project and/or planning efforts,” said Raftery.

Food and light refreshments will be provided during the event. A space will be designated for children with activities to keep them occupied while parents circulate the tables. Raftery says no preparation is needed, but encourages residents to review the upcoming topics and prepare questions or feedback.

“The purpose of these community engagement nights is to actively engage with City staff and other agency representatives in-person. Our goal is to listen to your questions or concerns, learn about your priorities, and inform you about various ongoing or upcoming project/planning efforts,” said Raftery.

The list of projects and attendees are subject to change without notice prior to the event. The event is located at the Leavenworth Festhalle, 1001 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826.

Taylor Caldwell: 509-433-7276 or


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