Yakima Welcomes New City Manager

Yakima City Manager Robert Harrison begins his first day on the job tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1st. “I am really looking forward to working with the Yakima community, City Council, and staff in achieving their goals,” said Harrison. “Yakima is an amazing place and I feel very fortunate to be joining the City’s team.” The Yakima … Continued

Yakima Council to Enter Negotiations with Robert Harrison for Manager

After having interviewed four finalists for the Yakima city manager position today, the Yakima City Council voted to enter into negotiations with Robert Harrison. Yesterday, the candidates were interviewed by a panel of seven community members and a panel of seven senior City staff members. The finalist pool included Harrison, who most recently served as … Continued

Fourth Finalist Added to Yakima City Manager Interviews

The Yakima City Council has added a fourth finalist to the pool of Yakima city manager candidates that will undergo interviews today and tomorrow.  Dave Zabell, who served as assistant city manager in Yakima from 2005 to 2011, was added to the group of finalists after Thomas Hutka withdrew from the process yesterday. The four … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities on City Boards, Committees and Commissions

The Yakima City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on City of Yakima boards, committees, and commissions. The Community Review Board and Tree City USA Board each have one available position.  There will be a vacant position on the Community Integration Committee and there is one vacant youth position on this Committee. The Board … Continued

City Reminds Community Members No Cruising Allowed Now

After much discussion and debate throughout the summer and fall of 2019, the Yakima City Council adopted an ordinance in October of last year allowing cruising on specific Saturdays each year.  The second and third Saturdays in June, July, August, and September are designated in the ordinance as available for ‘open cruising.’  Other than on … Continued

City Strongly Urges People Follow Stay at Home Orders

The City of Yakima is strongly urging community members to follow the Stay at Home orders that have been issued by both Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and the Yakima Health District.  “The most potent defense against COVID-19 currently available is limiting interaction with other people,” said Yakima Mayor Patricia Byers.  “It is the responsibility … Continued

City Hall and Other City Facilities to Close to Public Access

In an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Yakima City Hall, the City’s Public Works Administration Building, the City’s wastewater treatment plant office, the City’s Community Relations office (YCTV-Y-PAC) the Yakima Police Department customer service counter, the Yakima Fire Department administrative office, the City’s Legal Department office, and the City’s Office of … Continued

City of Yakima Facility Restrictions Continue Amid COVID-19 Emergency

The closure of some City of Yakima facilities and limited public access to other City facilities remain in effect in an effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Harman Senior Center, the Henry Beauchamp Community Center, the Washington Fruit Community Center, the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center, and Lions Pool, all City-owned, … Continued