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         Lewis County Division of Emergency Services

351 NW. North Street, Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone: (360) 740-11 Follow us on Twitter @LCDEM

Don’t drive through flood covered roads.  Obey road signs/barricades.
Citizens can monitor river forecasts on the Emergency Management page on the County website at:
 then click on the “River Readings” link on 
the left of the screen.
The National Weather Service has a link to 53 different ways to receive forecasts and warnings at:

The Lewis County Emergency Management has a variety of preparedness materials available for 
citizens.  Call (360) 740-1151 for an appointment.

Little Falls Loot was a great success for our local businesses! 94% of the vouchers issued to the citizens of Vader were redeemed! 

Winter Storm Information
Find current updates on winter storms and flooding.

River conditions:

Roads conditions:  

Lewis County Alert: (click on the Lewis County Alert icon at the bottom right-hand side of the page)

Department of Homeland Security’s preparedness tips:    s

Disaster preparedness:

River gauges:

GIS website:

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Click here to view 2021 Budget documents.
City Council
Next Meeting: Thurs 4/22/2021 6:00p.m.
City Council Agendas 2021: Click Here
City Council Minutes 2021: Click Here
City Council Packets 2021: Click Here

Parks Board  
    Next Meeting: Wednesday 4/21/2021  6:00p.m.
Planning Committee
    Next Meeting: Thursday 5/20/2021  6:00 p.m. 

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McMurphy Park

McMurphy Park Is OPEN

Come and enjoy the beautiful open fields and Olequa Creek!

City of Vader
providing free masks for our citizens

Available at City Hall

Monday thru Thursday 9am til 3pm.

 (closed for lunch Noon til 1:00pm)

Welcome to our new Administrative Assistant, Jackie Steveson to City Hall. She is delightful and will be a valued team member for the City of Vader

Providence Medical Group will be conducting a drive-through clinic to vaccinate workers who are categorized as Phase 1a and Community members in Phase 1B on Sunday, January 24 at the SW Washington Fairgrounds, 1909 S. Gold Street, Centralia.


Phase 1a, as defined by the WA State Department of Health, includes the following:

  • Workers in health care settings (Bring Employee ID or PhaseFinder Eligibility)
  • High-risk first responders (Bring Employee ID or PhaseFinder Eligibility)

Phase B1 , as defined by the WA State Department of Health, includes the following:

  • 65 and older (Bring Photo ID or PhaseFinder Eligibility)
  • 50+ Living in Multi-generational Household (3 Generations or Grandparent living with Grandchildren) (Bring PhaseFinder Eligibility)

Please bring your PhotoID, Phasefinder Eligibility, and/ or Proof of Healthcare-Worker Status.

Not sure what phase you’re in? Check your vaccine eligibility at

 If you meet the above criteria, you can use the below link to schedule an appointment for COVID Vaccine.

We currently have a limited number of vaccines/appointments. 


 Please use only ONE sign up slot for each person that qualifies for vaccine.


Introducing, where you can find out about what's open in Lewis County as well as get community resources, business services, job openings and more.

Vader City Council Ratifies
Declaration of Emergency 3/18/20 Special Meeting
Governor's Proclamation 20-28:
 Open Public Meetings and Public Records Act
  • Summary of Proclamation 20-28. This proclamation temporarily prohibits in-person contacts with the public that are required by the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) (RCW 42.30) and the Public Records Act (PRA) (RCW 42.56), suspending some statutory language that would require such contacts.  This proclamation also temporarily suspends the PRA’s (Public Records Act) requirements for agencies to respond to PRA requests for public records within five business days from receipt, and to maintain business hours for public inspection and copying of records for a minimum of 30 hours per week.  It is effective from March 24, 2020 until midnight, April 23, 2020, unless extended beyond that date. Please read the proclamation for details and to see the list of citations to the specific OPMA and PRA statutes or portions of statutes that are temporarily suspended. 

May Day 2021 is happening! 
Saturday, May 1,2021
Parade begins at 11:00 a.m.


The Vader City Council hosted a virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. regarding the City imposing an interim official control, establishing standards for manufactured homes in Vader, including installation requirements, amending Vader Municipal Code Sections 27.08.210, 27.08.230, 27.08.480, 27.56.360, 27.76.020, 27.76.030, 27.76.050. See ordinance here: LINK




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Vader Planning Committee will be holding a joint public hearing with the Washington State Department of Ecology and will be accepting public input regarding the proposed update to the City’s Shoreline Master Program (SMP).  The update will include relevant changes from Ecology’s Periodic Review Checklist and incorporate Ecology’s required and recommended changes to the City’s proposed comprehensive update of the SMP.

The joint public hearing has been scheduled with the Vader Planning Committee and the Washington Department of Ecology for May 20, 2021.  Any persons wishing to comment on the proposal may do so by submitting written comments to Dianne Floyd, Vader City Clerk at City of Vader, PO Box 189, 317 – 8th Street, Vader, WA 98593, or email at or by attending the public hearing to be held at 6:00 p.m. at Vader City Hall, May 20, 2021, at 317 8th Street, Vader WA.  Persons with questions regarding the update may contact Gary Cooper, Vader Planning Director, at (360) 791-0453.

2021 Animal License Tags   Now Available at City Hall Love Your Pets Pet ID Tags - 2-Sided Engraved Stainless Steel Dog  Tags with Tracking - Made in The USA - 48 Different Choices - Dog Tags, Cat  Tags & Pet Tags: Office Products

317 Eighth Street
PO Box 189
Vader, WA 98593

City Hall Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
(Closed from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch.)

City Hall is closed in observance of all legal holidays.

City Hall is wheelchair accessible however, if you have special needs, please contact city staff in advance at 360-295-3222 for special arrangements.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Updates


City of Vader Earns Risk Management Safety Award

At the October 13, 2020, RMSA Annual Meeting, RMSA recognized the risk management efforts of its members that contributed to an improvement in their liability loss experience over the past year, via four different award categories. The awards acknowledge the hard work and dedication RMSA’s members put into proactively managing their risks and keeping their communities safe.  

AWC RMSA Program Manager Harlan Stientjes stated that “the daily operations of running a municipal entity are complex, but actively managing risks helps keep municipalities running effectively, efficiently, and promotes stronger, more resilient communities. AWC RMSA commends City of Vader for its dedication to good risk management practices by recognizing it as one of this year’s Safety Award winners.”

RMSA members share in the costs of coverage and losses. The efforts of any member in preventing or reducing risk can affect the cost of risk for all members. Risk reduction and proactive risk management efforts benefit the membership as a whole by keeping loss experience low, positively impacting costs, and attracting more favorable insuring partners. 

The AWC Risk Management Service Agency (RMSA) is a municipal risk pool protecting the employees, assets, and officials of 102 of Washington’s cities, towns, and special purpose districts from property and liability risks and cost. RMSA strives to solve problems before they happen and protect its members’ futures when they do. 

The City is updating its Shoreline Management Plan

Check out the Municipal Reference Library to follow the Update.

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Emergency Preparedness
Do you and your family know what to do if a disaster 
happens in your community?
Click here to find out how you can keep your family safe and connected during an emergency event. 
Additional emergency preparedness information is available for free at Vader City Hall. Stop by Mon-Thur
 from 9am-Noon and 1-3pm to browse the available information.

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