Mission: To provide needed and valued services that promote our sense of community.

Vision: Sumner will set the standard of excellence for a progressive small city.

Values:  We serve with Respect and Integrity.  We are Responsive and Accountable. We are Collaborative and Professional. We are Innovative and Visionary.

Strategic Priorities:

  • Protection of water, open spaces, and other natural resources
  • Safe and efficient transportation system
  • Long-range financial stability to provide a balance of City services
  • Enhance community character

Nestled in the valley where the White River flows into the Puyallup River, the City of Sumner is combining the best of the past with a visionary future. Settled in 1853 by pioneers, the City was built on agriculture, especially daffodils, rhubarb, hops, berries, vegetables and turf grasses. In fact, Sumner is still known as the Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World!

Sumner has retained its small-town charm even though it is now a city of nearly 10,000 residents. The historic Downtown Sumner is home to a variety of shops and businesses and hosts many community events including the Daffodil Parade. The East Main Street business district is a newer, vibrant business community with restaurants, shopping, services and the largest YMCA in the State of Washington, opened in 2015. And, the industrial north of Sumner is home to many warehouses and industries that enjoy easy freeway access and other amenities suited to manufacturing.

With two major highways intersecting in Sumner and a commuter station for the Sounder train, it’s easy to get to Sumner. With stellar schools, beautiful parks and small town charm, it’s hard to leave.

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