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  • From the Mayor

    Jack Peasley|Mar 21, 2024

    POMEROY–The City Council is in the final stages of placing the Planning Commission back into operation. The Commission, established under Title 16, was created in 1997 by way of City Ordinance 747. It has not been active for many years. At its March meeting, Councilors agreed that reactivation was necessary and recommended some adjustments moving forward. The Planning Commission provides citizen review and recommendations on planning related matters to the city. The process includes reviewing p...

  • A word from the Mayor

    Jack Peasley, Pomeroy Mayor|Jan 25, 2024

    POMEROY–As we begin 2024, I would like to extend my appreciation to all for the privilege of serving as Mayor of Pomeroy. I will endeavor to make the most of the year ahead, working with many fresh faces on the City County Council eager to do the same. We, along with our talented Administrative Staff, will focus on providing the very best services to our residents, addressing the issues in our community that have presented challenges to our city in the past while staying committed to p...

  • Guest Commentary

    Jack Peasley|May 12, 2022

    POMEROY––“Some small communities thrive and grow while others die offering no hope for future generations.” Nearly five years ago, the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce invited SEWEDA to attend an event featuring Doug Griffiths, an author promoting his new book entitled “13 Ways to Kill Your Community”. Mr. Griffiths’s presentation was lively and precise, as entertaining as it was informative. We bought the book, and it was one of the best investments we have ever made. Many small rural communi...

  • LMI survey can help Pomeroy

    Jack Peasley|Mar 25, 2021

    POMEROY–The local City Council has authorized a Low–and–Moderate Income (LMI) independent income survey for community residents. This survey will determine if this area is eligible for state and federal grants that can be used for infrastructure improvements, housing, and business development. This LMI Survey will be conducted by Evergreen Rural Water of Washington (ERWoW), a non-profit organization that provides assistance to rural communities throughout Washington State. It is being funde...

  • Save the Gazebo at the City Park

    Jack Peasley|Aug 13, 2020

    By Jack Peasley Special to the East Washingtonian POMEROY–Efforts are being expedited to raise $25,000 to "Save the Gazebo" and City Park makeover now that Fall is just around the corner. The City of Pomeroy and the Southeast Washington Economic Development Association have joined in this fundraising effort and Jack Peasley is designated as point person on the project. Plans for a makeover of the Pomeroy City Park are rapidly coming to a head, including much needed repairs to the 111-year old h...

  • Garfield County census update

    Jack Peasley, Special to the East Washingtonian|Mar 12, 2020

    POMEROY–Local residences will receive their Census invitation at the Post Office if their mail delivery is a PO Box. For those with a physical mailing address, a census taker will drop off the document at the home between March 12-18. The resident does not need to be present. Occupants will be offered three different ways to complete the questionnaire: internet, telephone, or by mailing back a completed paper questionnaire. Census enumerators will visit each address only once initially. If t...

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