Laborshed Study to be Conducted in Washington

The Washington Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Washington area.  This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Washington workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called a Laborshed area and is based upon commuting patterns.…

Celebrate ISU Extension and Outreach Week in Washington County with Alive After 5 April 13th

Washington County Extension invites the community to celebrate Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week April 12-17 at their Alive After Five open house event April 13. Iowa’s 100 county extension offices will host activities throughout the week to thank Iowans for their support of extension efforts throughout the state. “The challenges of the past year changed…

Washington’s Leadership Class Examines Health, Recreation Options 

Washington’s future leaders got an in-depth overview of the health and recreation options  the community offers during the Leadership Washington Health and Recreation Day  Wednesday, March 10 sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.  The day began at the new YMCA where optometrist Dr. Megan Hangartner spoke on eye  care. YMCA Branch Director Teri Hartzler gave…

Community Camera Program

  One of the many Police Department – Community partnerships is our Community Camera Program. This program encourages Washington residents to register their home security/surveillance camera systems with the Police Department. Sharing this valuable information on locations and capabilities of home surveillance systems can oftentimes provide valuable assistance with criminal investigations. Having systems registered with…

Street Sweeping

The City  sweeps the streets around the city square each week between the hours of 10 p.m. on Thursdays and 6 a.m. on the following Friday.  During this time, according to Ordinance 69.09, all night parking is prohibited on any street within the area of the public square and extending one block each way there…

Basten to head Washington State Bank

Washington State Bank’s board of directors is pleased to announce that upon the retirement of CEO and President Steve Bohn, Executive Vice-President Sue Basten will take the dual role. Bohn has announced his retirement plans, to take effect March 1. Basten has been Washington State Bank’s executive vice-president since 2015 and has been a loan…