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11/17/2014 - Local News - Centralia Chronicle
Please click here to view the local newspaper, The Chronicle. . . Read More

10/20/2016 - Notice of Proposed Civil Service Rule Change
A vote on a proposed Civil Service Rule Change will tak. . . Read More

10/6/2016 - Fire Hydrant Flushing
Centralia Public Works Water Department employees will begin. . . Read More

6/29/2016 - Help save the Borst Park Blockhouse
The Blockhouse is a symbol of Centralia's rich history and&n. . . Read More


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11/3/2016 - Historic Preservation Commission Meeting
Historic Preservation Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the f. . . Read More

11/10/2016 - Planning Commission Meeting
Planning Commission meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday o. . . Read More

Welcome to Centralia – a city mixing an edgy arts and cultural side with a burgeoning amateur sports scene and a charming downtown district. 

Centralia offers hospitality, warmth and many smaller-city advantages.  Spend time browsing the boutiques and enjoying the historic ambience downtown.  Shop the afternoon away at the Centralia Factory Outlets.  Take in a captivating performance at Centralia College’s Corbet Theater.   

Access to Centralia couldn’t be easier, located along the I-5 corridor within a two hour’s drive of the metropolitan areas of Seattle and Portland. 

Plan your visit to Centralia here
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Save the Borst Park Blockhouse

The Blockhouse is a symbol of Centralia's rich history and is a landmark to the community.  Learn more about the rich history of the Blockhouse and preserving it for future generations. 


Transportation Benefit District - Sale and Use Tax Levy Information

The Governing Board of the Transportation Benefit District (TBD) of the City of Centralia adopted a Resolution No. 2015-01 concerning a sale and use tax to finance transportation improvements.  This proposition would authorize a sales and use tax of two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) to be collected for a term of 10 years.  This money would pay or finance a portion of the costs of transportation improvement projects identified in the six-year improvement and/or comprehensive plans of the City of Centralia.  Please contact Kahle Jennings, Public Works Director at (360) 330-7512 for additional information.

Enabling Resolution TBD 2015-01
Sales and Use Tax Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Sales and Use Tax Levy Presentation



The City and Lewis County updating LC Hazard Mitigation Plan

A partnership of Lewis County and the City of Centralia along with other local agencies are working together to update the Lewis County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The site has presentations, hazard assessment and mitigation forms (Word or PDF) to assist the Stakeholders in developing mitigation strategies.

Expect Your Flood Insurance Rates To Increase

The U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 in July 2012, which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, to make a number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is run. The legislation will require the NFIP to raise rates to reflect true flood risk, make the program more financially stable, and change how Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) updates impact policyholders. The changes will mean premium rate increases for some—but not all—policyholders over time.

Changes Coming to the National Flood Insurance Program-What to Expect (Presentation) --> Click here.
FEMA Flood Insurance Consumer Handout --> Click here.
FEMA Handout Changing Risks: Changing Rates --> Click here.
Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (FEMA Website) -->Click here.
Impact of NFIP Changes Handout --> Click here.

Are you getting ready for the upcoming 2015 flood season? 
Here are a few tips to prepare ahead: Be Informed, Plan Ahead, Have an Emergency Kit (checklist for kids, checklist for parents), and Get Involved.  Visit the Centralia's Flood Information webpages for additional information.

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