The City of Stanwood works to provide clear, transparent, useful information about City projects, programs, and processes.  We enjoy helping our residents understand what we are working on, why, and how it helps residents. We do this through social media, news releases, events, community involvement, and meetings. 

Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Communications Department duties may include:

  • Establishing and administering a citywide public information program
  • Managing and oversight of city social media accounts
  • Managing and oversight of the city website
  • Producing city newsletters and other publications
  • Producing news releases
  • Media liaison to news outlets
  • Graphic Design

  2. Press Release Archive


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Contact: Sarah Cho
                Economic Development and Marketing Manager

               (360) 454-5210


City of Stanwood launches Storefront Improvement Program

STANWOOD, WA — The City of Stanwood has announced a $200,000 Storefront Improvement Program to provide matching grant funds to business and property owners for improvements on building facades in Downtown Stanwood. The intent of the Storefront Improvement Program is to preserve and enhance the charm of the downtown district, encourage and stimulate investment in private properties, and foster community ownership and commitment to revitalization.

The grants are intended to help downtown businesses and property owners improve the fronts of their buildings. The grants will provide a one-to-one match, up to $20,000 for approved improvement costs. Applications will be accepted as long as grant funding is available through December 31, 2024 and will be first-come, first-served and based on available funding. $100,000 has been allocated per year, 2023 and 2024, for this program. Any work done prior to the grant award will not be eligible for grant funding or reimbursement. Applications will be reviewed by city staff, Economic Development Board, City Council and the Mayor.

The vision of the Storefront Improvement Program is to promote a vibrant and economic robust downtown with its own unique identity through public/private partnerships to encourage attractive, well maintained and inviting storefronts in Stanwood’s downtown shopping district.

Application requirements and guidelines are available on the City of Stanwood’s website, direct questions to Sarah Cho, Economic Development and Marketing Manager at


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