September 19, 2020
A special message from Mayor Thomas and a special honor for the City of Monroe:

2020… It’s been a trying year across our country and across the globe. And, while our Monroe community has not been immune to these challenging times, our community has met the challenge of the road put before us. And we, as a community, will continue to persevere – to support one another in times of need and to bring out the best in one another.
This week, the EvergreenHealth Monroe Foundation recognized the City of Monroe, WA with the 2020 Joseph Feek Award “for the tireless work … done this last year navigating this pandemic and helping those” in our Monroe community. I thank the EvergreenHealth Monroe Foundation for recognizing the City of Monroe with the 2020 Joseph Feek Award.
The recognition caused me to pause and give thanks for the talented and thoughtful people we have working for the City, for a supportive community of residents, businesses owners, and non-profit organizations, and for an engaged and caring City Council. It is a blessing to bear witness to the good that we have all done during these troubling times. From my heart to yours, thank you. #LoveMonroe

CONGRATULATIONS on your amazing bookshelf!!

Thank you Milkwood Custom Furniture for building this amazing custom bookshelf to benefit the Monroe Chamber of Commerce in this raffle!!!
The money raised in this raffle will go to back into our community to support events like: the sidewalk sale, Fair Days Parade, Music in the Park, Light up Monroe, Halloween Trick or Trick and other great events for our community to enjoy. We appreciate this so much, on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the Monroe Chamber!!
Your furniture is absolutely stunning!
Monroe, they build custom, one of a kind furniture for your home! Go give their page a like and check them out!!

Word on the street is the Monroe Lowe's has graciously donated $1500 for the Monroe VFW to repair a Gold Star mothers house!
Absolutely amazing! Thank you to Lowes and the VFW for making a difference in our community!
What's the good news Monroe?

Our AMAZING City with Mayor Geoffrey Thomas launched a new Facebook page: We Are Monroe WA!

"The goal of We Are Monroe WA is to elevate commonalities and shared values among Monroe residents, spark connections, and ultimately cultivate empathy that is grounded in shared humanity rather than circumstances. Follow the We Are Monroe WA page for future uplifting stories."

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The City of Monroe has launched the 2020 Monroe Business Survey. With unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19, businesses and residents are experiencing a wide range of issues. This survey helps identify these issues, and will provide information that will assist Mayor Geoffrey Thomas and the City Council to craft policies and programs aimed at relief and support. The survey will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete. Business owners are encouraged to take the survey here:
Werner Paddles has openings for their Production Team offering a competitive wage. Come join a great environment with great benefits. The success of Werner Paddles begins on the inside. With a happy and committed team, anything is possible! 
Want to join our team? Apply at and fill out the application or contact our Human Resource department at
Free remote printing available at Monroe Library!
The Monroe YMCA is thrilled to annouce they are reducing their full-day care rates by 30% for EVERY family in our community, and offering up to 35% in additional support for those in need of financial assistance. The Y is here to serve you and your family this fall.