Goldendale is near the geographic center of Klickitat County and has the Little Klickitat River running through it. The city obtained its start as a watering stop on the Yakima – Okanogan wagon trail. The first plat was recorded in 1872 and the city was incorporated in 1879. Goldendale is now the largest city in Klickitat County as well as the county seat. It serves as the regional service center.
Goldendale, Washington is located on a fertile plateau some 100 east of Portland, Oregon, 70 miles south of Yakima, Washington, and 100 miles west of the Tri-Cities. The majestic Columbia River is only 13 miles south of the city. The terrain is generally rolling with an elevation of 1620’ at the airport. The Simcoe mountains, visible from the City, rise in the north to an elevation of 5500’. Four mountain tops, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens are visible from certain places in the city.
05-11-16 - City of Goldendale is accepting applications for a Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer, a full-time non-exempt union position. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and 4 years of experience in building inspection, construction inspect, code enforcement or other related field, OR any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above. A Washington State Driver’s license or ability to obtain is required. ICBO certification as a building inspector is preferred or has the ability to successfully obtain the ICBO certification within one year. Salary Range: $20.09 - $26.14 per hour (2016 Wage Scale). Application packets are available by contacting Connie Byers at the City of Goldendale, 1103 S Columbus Ave., Goldendale, WA 98620; phone 509-773-3771. When applying please include a resume`.
Closing date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 5:00 pm
Application packets are available by contacting Connie Byers at the City of Goldendale, 1103 S. Columbus, Goldendale, WA 98620 (509) 773-3771.
02-04-16 Mayor Mike\'s Update
Click here to read Mayor Mike\'s 2016 State of the City Report.
04-16-14 - Updated Zoning Map for the City of Goldendale
Click here to view the updated zoning map (PDF).
Mon April 4, 2016 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm City Council Meeting
Mon April 18, 2016 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm City Council Meeting
Mon May 9, 2016 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm City Council Meeting
Mon May 23, 2016 @ 7:00pm-8:00pm City Council Meeting
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