Keep in touch with the latest news and important announcements from the City of Clyde Hill.


Parade of Pumpkins

For years, the City of Clyde Hill has had one of the best jack-o-lantern displays in the area. The City puts out uncarved pumpkins; you select one, take it home, turn it into a work of art, then bring it back for display in front of the Police Department. We will take care of lighting them up. Every year we are amazed at the creativity of the participants!  Pumpkins Arrive on Tuesday, October 24th.  Display will be from October 26th – 31st. If you take a pumpkin, please bring it back carved and ready for the display! 
Also, remember that this is a family friendly event so please avoid foul language and political themes.

Fall Food & Care Items Drive

The Clyde Hill Police Department is hosting a Fall Food and Care Items Drive to support out nonprofit partner, Jubilee Reach, in Bellevue. You can help by donating nutritional nonperishable food items, and other most needed items listed below. Items will be collected from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on October 16th through November 13th at Clyde Hill City Hall, located at 9605 NE 24th St, Clyde Hill WA 98004.

Most Needed Items: 
• Nonperishable food of all kinds
• Individually wrapped snacks
• Diapers
• Feminine hygiene products
• Dish soap 
• Laundry pods
• Paper towels
• Kleenex
• TP
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpaste
• Shampoos/conditioners
• Shower soap & hand soap

Donation bins will be located inside the main City Hall and Police Department entrances.
Visit the Jubilee Reach website for more ways to help.
Thank you for your support!



Please note that City Hall will be closed Monday, September 4, 2023 in observation of Labor Day.


Please note that City Hall will be closed July 4, 2023 in observation of Independence Day.


The City of Clyde Hill is now accepting applications to join the 2024 Budget Advisory Committee! 

To sign up or for more information contact Courtney Benjamin at or 425-453-7800. 

Meetings dates are tentatively scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, July 25th
  • Tuesday, August 22nd
  • Tuesday, September 26th
  • Tuesday, November 14th.
  • With adoption of the Final Budget at a Special City Council Meeting Tuesday, November 28th. 

This is a great opportunity to provide input into the community you live in!  


In light of recent criminal activity in our communities, we want to ensure that all community members have guidance and resources on keeping your property secured and unwelcoming to potential criminals. By doing all the “little things” to deter criminals we make our communities a safer place for everyone.

If you see something suspicious taking place, report what you are observing by calling 911. Dispatchers will ask questions to assist officers when responding, so please help them help you.
Helpful tips to deter crime:

• Install lights by all exterior doors and illuminating your property
• Close the garage door and cover view windows so no one can see inside
• Install cameras on your property and place clearly-visible signs indicating the presence of audio/video recording devices. It will deter criminals if they think they are being recorded and helps to prosecute them
• Don’t leave your garage door opener or other valuables inside your vehicle when parking your vehicle in the driveway
• Always LOCK your car doors and activate your alarm if the vehicle is equipped with one
• Don’t leave the vehicle keys in the vehicle
• Always lock your doors, windows and safes
• Get to know your neighbors. Neighborhood block watches are great for not only getting to know your neighbors, but to help deter and report crime.
• Get a locking mailbox to help deter mail theft. If you are unable to buy one, makes sure to get mail regularly and not leave it overnight in the mailbox.

When you are out of town and away from your home, the Clyde Hill Police Department offers the “Housewatch” program to residents for both Clyde Hill & Yarrow Point. Police officers will regularly check on your home and look for anything out of place. You can find the housewatch forms on our website at Once filled out, you can email them to, mail them or drop them at the station.

While on vacation, place lights on timers, put mail on hold, always lock your doors and windows, and request that a trusted neighbor keep an eye on your home. If your home is equipped with an alarm system, activate it whenever you are away and also make sure it is monitored and audible. This is a great opportunity to register your alarm with us as well in case we need to get ahold of someone in an emergency.

Lastly, suspicious behavior or activity does not always indicate ill intent or crime, but your observations can make a difference by helping to deter, prevent, or respond to crime.


The candidate filing period for the King County general election, which will be held November 7, 2023, is open May 15-19. The City of Clyde Hill has three elected official position terms expiring at the end of 2023, including City Council Position 2, City Council Position 4, and Mayor.

Learn more and declare your candidacy on the King County Elections website.

To be eligible to run for local elected office, candidates must be registered voters and have lived in Clyde Hill for at least one year.


The Clyde Hill City Council voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Ashley Eckel for Council Position 2 at the Special City Council meeting on May 1, 2023. Dr. Eckel will be administered an oath of office at the May 9, 2023 City Council Meeting and take her seat immediately. She fills the seat previously held by Councilmember Scott Moore.

Eckel has lived in Clyde Hill for four years. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Barnard College of Columbia University followed by her MD and PhD degrees from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Eckel's research work focuses on blood cancers, with an emphasis on pediatric patients. She is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and has served on several national professional committees in the field of medicine, as well as the UW Graduate Council. In addition, Eckel has volunteered for organizations focused on recreation, advocacy, and health and well-being for women and individuals with disabilities.

On her application for the City Council, Eckel stated her top three priorities as promoting public safety, planning for quality development, and developing a balanced budget. In her interview with City Council, Eckel spoke of her involvement as Clyde Hill Elementary School parent, an active transit rider, and heavy user of local and regional parks. 

“I am excited to serve on the Clyde Hill City Council, and grateful to the council members for entrusting me with this position,” said Eckel. “My family (husband Frank, and sons Oliver and Logan) and I are fortunate to live in this safe and beautiful community. I look forward to addressing any issues that come up, in collaboration with the other council members.”

The term of this position will expire after the results of the November 2023 general election are certified.


Clyde Hill City Council is holding a SPECIAL MEETING at 6 pm on Monday May 1, 2023 to review candidate applications, interview candidates, and vote to select a replacement to fill vacant Council position #2.  The term will commence once a candidate is appointed by a majority vote of the City Council and will expire after the results of the general election to be held November 2023 have been certified. Click HERE for more information. Candidate bio's and Q&A are included in the Council packet


City Hall will be closed to the public Monday, April 24th for carpet installation in offices and hallways. Staff will be working regular hours remotely and available by phone or email. This is expected to be the last facility closure for the City Hall renovation project. Thank you for your continued patience over the last few months of work.


The City of Clyde Hill is requesting applications from residents of Clyde Hill to fill an expected vacancy on the City Council. The term will commence once a candidate is appointed by a majority vote of the City Council and will expire after the results of the general election to be held November 2023 have been certified. Click HERE for more information and how to apply. 


City Hall is closed to the public today (March 24th) due to facility renovation work. Staff are working remotely and are available via phone 425 453-7800 or email ( City Hall will reopen Monday and Tuesday next week and then be closed again Wednesday, March 29th through Friday March 31st for further renovation work. Sorry for the inconvenience. 


Mayor Klaas sent the following letter to our legislators today requesting their assistance in maintaining local control over zoning related to housing and growth in our community. We continue to encourage residents to read the post below and educate themselves on current pending legislation that would directly impact our community. 


The Washington State Legislature is currently considering a number of bills that could significantly impact the character of Clyde Hill. 

House Bill 1110 and its companion, Senate Bill 5190, seek to give Washington State the power to overturn local control of our zoning laws and allow the construction of up to six housing units per lot. One of the primary motivators of Clyde Hill's incorporation in 1953 was to maintain local control over planning and development and not become part of Bellevue. Neither bill considers our privacy, peaceful streets, and wooded neighborhoods. Nor does either bill provide any financial assistance to augment or improve infrastructure to accommodate the additional housing and occupants. Furthermore, neither bill allows the City to thoughtfully determine how/where to scale density. All lots in Clyde Hill would be subject to this new zoning.

House Bill 1245 would allow residential lots in Clyde Hill to be split into two residential lots. Similar to HB 1110 and SB 5190, this bill overturns the City’s control over its zoning and development regulations. 

We strongly encourage all residents to review these bills using these links: HB 1110.pdf (, SB 5190.pdf (, and HB 1245-S.E.pdf ( and then offer feedback to all three legislators (Kuderer, Slatter, Walen) using these links: 

These bills appear to be moving forward for consideration by both the House and Senate in the very near future despite opposition from small cities/towns like ours. Time is of the essence as there are coalitions forming to push this proposed legislation as a path to more affordable housing without considering the preferences and concerns of our residents, the unintended consequences of this blanket approach (one-size-fits-all communities), the destruction of local planning autonomy, and without regard to the real costs small cities must incur to support the dramatic increase in neighborhood density. 


City Hall will be closed Monday February 20th in observance of the Presidents Day holiday


HIRING - Clyde Hill is searching for an Assistant City Administrator


City Hall will be closed Monday December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. 


Inclement weather City Hall closure. Due to inclement weather conditions, please be advised that City Hall is closed today. Limited Staff are available via phone (425) 453-7800 or email from 8a - 5p. 

Solid Waste Update: Republic Services has, "...suspended all routes due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. Our drivers will collect double the amount of material next week at no additional charge. Thank you for your understanding of our need to make driver and public safety our top priority. We appreciate your patience and wish you Happy Holidays."


Solid Waste Update: Republic Services has, "...suspended all routes due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. Our drivers will collect double the amount of material next week at no additional charge. Thank you for your understanding of our need to make driver and public safety our top priority. We appreciate your patience and wish you Happy Holidays."


Inclement weather City Hall closure. Due to forecasted inclement weather conditions, please be advised that all Administrative staff will be working remotely, Tuesday December 20th.  Staff are available from 8a - 5p via phone (425) 453-7800 or email.


Solid Waste Inclement Weather Updates - Republic Services


Solid Waste Pick-up Holiday Delay

  • Republic Services observes the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day holidays. 
  • If your collection day falls on or after the holiday, your collection will be delayed one day.

Public Hearing on the Adoption of the 2023 Budget, 2023 Property Tax Levy, and Capital Facilities Plan

  • The Clyde Hill City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 that will begin at 7:00PM at the Clyde Hill City Hall and via Teams, 9605 NE 24th Street, Clyde Hill, WA 98004. The hearing will be held to adopt the 2023 Clyde Hill City Property Tax Levy and to adopt the 2023 Budget & Capital Facilities Plan for the fiscal year beginning on January 1, 2023. Interested citizens are invited to attend and comment at the hearing. Additional information relating to the hearing may be obtained by calling the Office of the City Clerk at (425) 453-7800.


Police Department returns to full strength:

  • Please join us in welcoming our new Police Officer Recruit Cameron Hanson. Cameron currently resides in Stanwood and will be getting acquainted with Clyde Hill while working in the office until his time at the academy begins in late January. Cameron’s hire returns Clyde Hill to fully staffed in our Police department. Welcome Cameron!  
  • Current Clyde Hill Police hiring practice alternates between hiring experienced Lateral Officers and Recruits to create a diverse mix of officers. Our most recent hires have been experienced Laterals. In previous eras our testing and recruiting process focused primarily on Recruits.   


Covid-19 Emergency Proclamation Rescinded:

  • Mayor Klaas has rescinded her March 10, 2020 Covid-19 related local emergency proclamation effective 10/31/22. This action was timed to coincide with the Governor’s orders to terminate the statewide “State of Emergency”. 

 Parade of Pumpkins - 2022

  • Clyde Hill thanks everyone who participated in the annual "Parade of Pumpkins"! We had a great turnout this year with over 75 pumpkins on display. Stop by and check it out if you have not had a chance yet. We will keep the display up through the end of this week.