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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…
Olympia spring 15

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.
Valentines 2018 #2-2

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…


Police Facebook

March 31, 2020

We hate to rain on your parade, but less cars on the road does not give you a license to speed. Our Officers are still out there enforcing traffic laws. Local emergency rooms are already inundated ... See more

March 30, 2020

It might be Monday, and a lot of us might be stuck at home going stir crazy but let’s try and see the good, shall we? The sun is shining, you’ll have time to do those chores you’ve put on the ... See more

March 27, 2020
Washington State Patrol

Great information from our friends at Washington State Patrol

In an attempt to answer frequently asked questions relating to the enforcement of the Governor’s Executive Order, the Washington State Patrol is offering this guidance. This is current as of March ... See more

March 26, 2020
South Sound Magazine

Hey Sumner, its our time to shine! Just think of it as a city-wide, non-moving parade! Get out on your porch, lean out a window (safely) or stand in your front yard, and join in at 8 pm! Our Officers ... See more

We can’t be the only ones who have been waiting for that moment when our neighbors poke their heads out the window and break into song. And tonight is the night! At 8 p.m., let's all ... See more

March 26, 2020

Right now is a time to come together as community. Even though we have orders to Stay at Home and keep a distance of 6 ft, we can still support each other! Penny's Salsa is offering fresh produce ... See more

March 25, 2020
Stay Home Order FAQs – City of Sumner

Have you been wondering how will the City of Sumner will be enforcing Governor Inslee's Stay Home Order?

The short answer is that for the most part, this is an honor-system kind of thing. We’ve ... See more

Who can stay open and who can stay closed? Can I go outside or not? The best is to read the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order directly. Click here for the link.  Please remember that the ... See more

March 25, 2020

Tonight our hearts are with the family, friends and loved ones of fallen Trooper, Justin Schaffer, and also with our brothers and sisters at the Washington State Patrol. Our thoughts and prayers are ... See more

March 24, 2020
Taking Care of Businesses – City of Sumner

During this time of uncertainty around COVID-19, the City is here to support Sumner’s business community. We are committed to keeping essential services functioning through this event including ... See more

During this time of uncertainty around COVID-19, the City is here to support Sumner’s business community. We are committed to keeping essential services functioning through this event including ... See more

March 24, 2020

🚨 Parks Update 🚨

Loyalty Park's playground equipment is now closed for construction.

Seibenthaler & Rainier View playground equipment also closed for safety with coronavirus. The rest of ... See more

March 23, 2020
Pierce County Sheriff's Department

We love how our friends at Pierce County Sheriff's Department are spreading some kindness right now. Check out their “Story time with a Sheriff” and give their post some love!

Good morning Pierce County! We hope that everyone had a great weekend and was able to enjoy our beautiful weather.

Today’s “Storytime with a Sheriff” is with one of most well-known guys on ... See more

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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