News and Announcements

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Job Opening

posted Dec 4, 2017, 3:54 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 3:58 PM ]

The City of Vader is hiring a part-time (28 hours/week) Deputy Clerk/Treasurer. 

Job Description: The position requires exceptional customer service and problem solving skills. Duties include  utility billings, payment processing, cashiering, answering telephones, inventory control, reporting and supporting the Clerk/Treasurer duties. This position demands accuracy, organization skills and competency in math and calculations. 

Experience: Must have experience with cashiering, customer service and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to compose meeting minutes and official correspondence materials. Experience in local government or other similarly regulated environment is preferred. 

Education: HS diploma or GED along with cashiering experience, strong customer service skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.  

Hours: Applicant must be able to work at a minimum, Mon - Thurs each week from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (additional hours up to 28 per week will be scheduled at time of hire.)

Benefits: Position will accrue paid sick leave, holiday pay and paid vacation accrual. The position will be eligible for retirement contributions to a Deferred Compensation Account after one year of employment. This position is not eligible for medical/dental/vision coverage.

Compensation: $1,571 - $2,171 per month, Depends on Experience.

How to Apply: Please fill out and return a complete Job Application (see link below) to the City Clerk/Treasurer at: PO Box 189, Vader, WA 98593 or via email at  The position will remain open until filled.


posted Sep 15, 2017, 11:15 AM by Jill Nielson

It appears that very few residents of Vader have signed up for Lewis County Alert.  
The Lewis County Alert System will notify you in the event of an impending or current
emergency, disaster, or evacuation notice.  You will also be alerted in the case of a water
service disruption.
Please help us keep you informed, and sign up for Lewis County Alert online:   Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on
"Lewis County Alert"
You can also call: 360-740-1464

Note:  Your information used for the alert system is not shared and you will not
receive solicitation as a result of signing up.

National Day of Service 2017 - Success!

posted Sep 15, 2017, 10:25 AM by Jill Nielson

On October 25, 2001, the U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 was approved.  President George W. Bush signed the resolution into law on December 18, 2001 (as Public Law 107-89). Resolution 71 requested that the President designate September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day”.  

On this day, it is asked by the President that the American flag is flown at half-staff at individual American homes, the White House and on all United States government buildings and establishments at home and abroad.  The President has also asked Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M.(Eastern Daylight Time), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  He also strongly encourages Americans to use the Corporation for National and Community Service to find and volunteer for service opportunities.  

On September 9th, 2017 the City of Vader participated in our own National Day of Service as requested by President Bush more than 16 years ago. The City of Vader has participated in this national event for the last 5 years. 

This year the City had 38 individuals participate ranging in age from 8 years to 65+years old. This year the city enjoyed participation from the Castle Rock School District which transported 23 members and coaches of the Girl's Soccer Team to the project. 

“As we join in serving causes greater than ourselves and honoring those we lost, we are reminded of the ways that the victims of 9/11 live on — in the people they loved, the lives they touched, and the courageous acts they inspired.  On Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we pledge to carry on their legacy of courage and compassion, and to move forward together as one people.” ~Presidential Proclamation–Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance


posted Aug 18, 2017, 11:18 AM by Jill Nielson

Back to School Fair is Friday, August 25th - 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM.
Join us at the Vader Assembly of God Fellowship Hall.
Free Food, Games and Fun!
For more information, please call 295-3756
Co-sponsored by Vader Assembly of God and Vader Lion's Club

The Little Falls Community Center is collecting school supplies to pass out to the kids.  They could still use some new backpacks.
If you are able, even one helps, please drop off to Judy and the Little Falls Community Center.

Little Falls Community Center

posted Jul 28, 2017, 10:30 AM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 10:50 AM ]

The Little Falls Community Center has a wonderful board on the wall for anyone to post their special skills.  If you have a special skill and 
are willing to hire out, please post it on the board or leave a business card.  If you are looking for someone to hire, post that as well.  Lets
keep it in the community when ever possible.  Thank you Judy for having this available for everyone.

Thank You Hallie Sword

posted Jul 28, 2017, 10:21 AM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jul 28, 2017, 10:39 AM ]

The City of Vader would like to give a big thank you to Hallie Sword for all the work she does to keep the flowers looking so beautiful. 
Also for taking care of the Reader Boards.  Everything you do takes time and energy.  You are very much appreciated!!!
Thank you Hallie for all you do.

Vader Pre-School Update

posted Jul 21, 2017, 11:03 AM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 10:41 AM ]

As you may have noticed, work has begun for the new pre-school.  
It is exciting to see the progress the City of Vader is making.  Make sure to get your little ones enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year.
Pick up the forms at the Castle Rock School District office, at Vader City Hall or select the file attached below to print out the form.
Reduced and Free tuition is available for those who qualify.

City Wide Yard Sale

posted Jul 21, 2017, 10:08 AM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 10:53 AM ]

Starting August 5th, we will have a city wide yard sale.  This yard sale is always held the first Saturday in August.
Find bargains all over town, maps are available at the Little Falls Community Center as well as the corner of Apple Electric.
Don't miss out, find the treasures you have been looking for. 
The Park Board is planning a Fundraiser during the yard sale.  They will be located next to the Community Center, come enjoy a hot dog and support the Vader Parks.

Community BBQ & Potluck

posted Jul 21, 2017, 10:00 AM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 10:54 AM ]

Saturday August 19th,11:00 a.m. till 2;00 p.m. please join us at Werden Park located on A Street for a Community BBQ & Potluck. 
Meet your neighbors, hear what your elected council people have to say.  Take this opportunity to learn what our local organizations are doing as well as the volunteer projects in the community.
Contact Judy at the Little Falls Community Center for more details. 

4th of July Celebration!

posted Jun 23, 2017, 3:01 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 9:56 AM ]

The Annual City of Vader 4th of July Celebration is going to be a spectacular event again this year full of food, activities and fireworks! This year it will be held at a new location next to the highway on D Street including the school property at 704 D Street. The event will start at 4:00 p.m. at which time there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and soda pop offered by the Little Crane Cafe as well as popcorn and cotton candy by the 4th of July volunteers. These items are offered without charge but donations are encouraged. Planned activities will include a bouncy house for the little ones and a dunk tank for those who might have a good throwing arm. In addition we expect local vendors to be in attendance offering their wares. The event will culminate in a spectacular fireworks and music show being presented again this year by Reggie Smith and beginning at approximately 10:00 p.m. We invite all to come and bring your families, bring your friends and most importantly, bring your love for this beautiful free country that we are so blessed to enjoy! This is always a super-duper fun family event so mark your calendars and don't forget to bring your blankets and chairs!

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