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Coronavirus Response in Sumner

The City of Sumner remains in contact with our public health officials and community partners. We are all working together to share information, monitor developments and assess the needs of our community as we work together to slow or stop the virus from spreading further.

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“If you went looking for Main Street America, you’d be hard-pressed to find a prettier one than Sumner, Washington.”
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“Downtown Sumner…is reminiscent of the idyllic ‘Main Street’ towns found across the US and romanticized in film.”
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Main Street Closure

We have a water main leaking under Main Street where it crosses the railroad tracks. In order to make repairs, we will be shutting down Main Street in evenings starting…
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2020 Legislative Agenda

Fund 166th/SR410 Interchange Design We’ve done it once, and we need to do it again. With Traffic Avenue, Sumner demonstrated how smart cities can use State investments to build public-private…

Sumner’s Snow Response

Whenever the Northwest gets snow, it brings up some questions. Here are the usual ones: What roads do you plow first? First Priority: Forest Canyon Road, Sumner-Tapps Highway, Traffic Avenue…
Forced Labor Victim Awareness Poster

Trafficking Awareness Month

Sumner has joined the nation-wide effort of proclaiming January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and involves the use of force,…

Council Meeting – Jan 6

You can watch the January 6 Sumner City Council meeting live here and as an archive after the meeting ends.

DM Disposal Rates

The City of Sumner is increasing the refuse rates in accordance with the contract with D.M. Disposal. The contract calls for an annual CPI adjustment of eighty percent (80%) of…

Council Mtg – Dec 16

Watch the December 16, 2019, City Council meeting here. You can stream it live or watch the archive video after the meeting.
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Police Recruitment Incentives

The Sumner Police Department is offering lateral incentives including $10,000 dollar hiring bonus 40 hour starting sick leave bank 40 hour starting management leave bank Starting salary $6,348 – $7,357…

Gas Line Replacement

Puget Sound Energy will be replacing a gas line through Park Street and some on Wood Avenue. This project is expected to last from December 11 through January 10. Work…
Bridge Lighting

Bridge Lighting Video

Thank you to Pierce County TV for filming this snapshot of the 2019 Bridge Lighting. Thank you also to The Old Cannery for once again hosting a great party.

Red Apple Parking Closing

The City now has a purchase and sale agreement with a buyer for the site known as the Red Apple lot. We expect that agreement to close in January. For…

City Council Meeting

Click here to watch the December 2, 2019, meeting stream live or watch the archive after the meeting.



  1. City Council Study Session

    June 8 at 6:00 pm
  2. Public Works Committee

    June 9 at 4:00 pm
  3. Pop-Up Blood Drive

    June 10 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Finance Committee

    June 10 at 5:30 pm
  5. Pop-Up Blood Drive

    June 12 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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June 3, 2020
The Donor Portal

Join the Sumner Blood Drive! Bloodworks Northwest will be in Sumner June 3 (today), June 5, June 10 & June 12, thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hosting them at 512 Valley ... See more

Donating blood save lives. You can donate blood at: Pop-Up @ Sumner 512 Valley Ave E Sumner, WA 98390 on Wednesday, June 03, 2020

June 2, 2020
Special Message from Mayor Bill – City of Sumner

Please take the time to read a special message from Mayor Bill Pugh.

Everyone who lives in or visits Sumner say that the best trait is our small-town charm. What contributes to this the most is the people. Sumner is a changing community. We are getting more diverse, ... See more

June 2, 2020

Just a reminder that our social media channels are not monitored 24/7. We also would like to remind you that we cannot take reports via Facebook or Facebook messenger.

If you have a question or ... See more

June 1, 2020

🚨 Important Informational Update 🚨

The Sumner Police Department has been monitoring regional events and working with our local partners to remain prepared to serve our citizens and protect our ... See more

June 1, 2020
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🚨 Traffic Alert 🚨

For the next three weeks there will be daily repaving on West Valley Highway, Expect single lane closures, flaggers and short delays. Please plan your commute/travel time ... See more

May 29, 2020

Stats are out for April. Not surprisingly all numbers across the board were down from last year at this time. We would still love to see the DUI number and collision number at 0.

May 28, 2020

Did you know that Pierce County businesses may now submit requests for free PPE thanks to funding from the CARES Act? Businesses must submit a request form at ... See more

May 27, 2020

With weather this beautiful, you think being stuck at home is bad? Try being a pet locked in a rapidly warming vehicle. Car temperatures rise fast, putting pets in distress if left "even for only a ... See more

May 26, 2020
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🚨 Traffic Alert 🚨

We had a car hit and run to a fire hydrant at 16th St & Bonney Ave near Seibenthaler Park. The car took the hydrant completely off the main line. Please avoid the ... See more

May 26, 2020

🚨 Traffic Alert 🚨

Single-lane closures start today at the intersection of East Valley Highway and Forest Canyon Rd.

This work is being done by Pierce County and will last through 7/31 to ... See more

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taking care of business

This is a place where history still matters, but dreams for tomorrow are fueled.

As easy as (rhubarb) pie.
From independent boutiques to Fortune 100 corporations, successful businesses find their home in Sumner. With three freeways, two rail lines, getting to Sumner is easy.  With an excellent school system, picture-perfect neighborhoods and quality infrastructure, leaving becomes harder.
Check out online tools to assist your potential or established business and see why, when it comes to doing business, Sumner hits the sweet spot.

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