News and Announcements

Remember to Vote!

posted Oct 15, 2018, 12:46 PM by Jill Nielson

It's that time of year again. Please remember to vote and have your voice heard.

Public Input wanted: "Vision" for Vader

posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:49 PM by Jill Nielson

The Vader Planning Committee has called a special meeting to be held on October 2, 2018 at 6 p.m. to discuss ideas about the vision for Vader. Realising that the City needs to have a common set of goals regarding where and what it wants to be in the future, the Planning Committee would like to invite the public to attend this brainstorming session on October 2nd. 

What are the important characteristics you want to maintain in Vader? What new charachteristics would you like to see? What do you want Vader to look like in 5, 10 or 20 years?

Your input is essential to making sure the city's elected and appointed officials understand what you want for your city.

Please come, Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, 6:00 p.m., at City Hall to share your thoughts and ideas.

Park Board Meeting postponed until September 24, 2018

posted Sep 14, 2018, 12:09 PM by Jill Nielson

The regularly scheduled Park Board meeting on September 17, 2018 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, September 24th at 6 p.m.
All are welcome to attend.
Call City Hall with any questions.

Jill Nielson
City Clerk/Treasurer

Seeking Your Feedback on Community Transportation Services (Enter to Win $100!)

posted Aug 16, 2018, 2:36 PM by Jill Nielson

Dear Community Member,

The Accessible Transportation Coalition is seeking your assistance by taking an important survey, and/or sharing the survey with your friends, neighbors and others in your community.  Your input will provide vital feedback to evaluate existing transportation services and ensure residents have a good understanding of the transportation options available in and around your community.

As a Thank You, participants who complete this 5-to-10-minute survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $100 Prepaid Visa Gift cards”

Take the survey here:

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Closed - Job Opening-Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Level 1

posted Jun 8, 2018, 1:11 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Jul 13, 2018, 1:33 PM ]

Part-Time Wastewater Treatment Operator Level 1 

            The City of Vader, Washington is hiring for the ongoing operations and maintenance of it’s Wastewater Treatment Facility. The facility is a 3 cell lagoon, activated sludge treatment system that provides service to most of Vader’s 640 residents. It is anticipated that the job will take approximately 15 hours per week which includes all aspects required to meet NPDES permit testing requirements 5 days per week. Additional information, a complete job description and employment application is available online at or by email at or by contacting Jill Nielson at 360-295-3222.                       

Applications and resumes may be sent via the email address listed above or mailed/delivered to: City of Vader, Attn: WWT O&M, PO Box 189, Vader, WA 98593. (An employment application is required, resumes are optional.) The selection process may include one or more interviews in person or by telephone and is subject to City Council approval.


Job Title

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations & Maintenance

Compensation & Hours

Part-time: 15 hours per week. Additional hours may be approved for projects outside of normal operation & maintenance.

Hourly:  $19-$21 DOE Includes holiday, vacation & sick pay and DCP benefits after 1 year of employment.

Job Requirements

Must have reasonable experience operating and maintaining wastewater treatment facilities. Verifiable certification as a Class I sewer operator. Employment history and references will be verified.

Job Description/Duties

Perform a variety of duties including but not limited to: 

     Monitor the performance of all equipment, meters and charts in the wastewater treatment plant; records statistical data concerning plant operations; maintains, operates, reports needed repairs or replacement of equipment as necessary; charts lab test results for trend analysis and maintains accurate records of analyses and test results; evaluates data and produce reports as required.

     Operates, maintains and repairs malfunctions at the wastewater treatment plant; reports needed repairs of meters, pumps, filters and other controls and equipment.

     Collects samples and performs any and all testing required by the current NPDES Permit and in accordance with local, state and Federal requirements;

     Performs quality control tests on lab equipment and lab analyses of lab equipment; completes needed lab accreditation applications and reporting in accordance with local, state and Federal requirements;

     Communicates with City staff, mayor and Department of Ecology personnel to maximizing permit compliance;

     Calibrates, modifies and maintains instrumentation and control equipment including recorders, flow meters and other waste monitoring equipment;

     Operates and maintains sewage pump stations; cleans wet wells and operates pumps and valves to control and adjust flow and treatment process.

     Works together with city staff to create/maintain a maintenance plan for upkeep of the collection system (maintenance plan to be executed by city staff).

Vader May Day Celebration 2018

posted Feb 9, 2018, 11:33 AM by Jill Nielson   [ updated Feb 9, 2018, 11:51 AM ]

Vader May Day Celebration 2018
Mark your calendars!  Although it is down the road it's never too early to get excited!  Organizers announced Vader's long-standing May Day Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 5.  The theme this year is Cinco de Mayo Day 2018.  Parade-activities-entertainment and more are on the schedule.  This has been a tradition in Vader for over 60 years, the May Day Parade kicks off the festival season in the area.  Mark the date - May 5th, in Vader!
Hope to see everyone there, it is going to be a very fun day.  

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Job Opening-CLOSED/FILLED

posted Dec 4, 2017, 3:54 PM by Jill Nielson   [ updated May 24, 2018, 12:02 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.

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