2015 Lodging Tax Grant Application for Events & Small Festivals

Each year Mason County provides grant funding from the Lodging Tax Fund to support the advertising and promotion efforts of event and festivals that promote tourism in Mason County. Any group or organization may apply for funding consideration. 2015 Lodging Tax Grant Application for Events & Small Festivals (PDF)

Call for Artists – Shelton Civic Center

Shelton, WA -  Professional or amateur artists working in two and three dimensional media are invited to apply for gallery exhibitions at the Shelton Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery.  The gallery, sponsored by the Shelton Arts Commission, is very visible to the general public and all visitors that enter the Civic Center on a daily basis.    Professional or amateur artists living in Washington State working in two or three dimensional media are eligible to apply. All two dimensional work must be mounted or framed and ready to hang. Three dimensional work must meet size specifications.  All work must be original and created solely by the artist.The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 5, 2014.  Exhibits are scheduled for a 12 week period starting October 1, 2014.For an application or additional information please contact Mark Ziegler, Shelton Parks and Recreation, at 432-5194 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..City of Shelton Public Notice - August 12, 2014

Allyn Waterfront Park OPEN For Swimming

On August 12, 2014, Mason County Public Health opened the beach at Allyn Waterfront Park for water recreation. Contact with fecal contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.  Website

Statewide Public Comment on Plan Sought On WA Transportation Future

Help Shape Washington’s Transportation Future: State Transportation Commission Releases Draft Washington Transportation Plan 2035. Statewide Public Comment on Plan Sought Through September 2014. Plan Recognizes Importance of Diverse Transportation Network for Puget Sound Region and Olympic Peninsula. Olympia, WA – August 5, 2014 – The Washington State Transportation Commission (Commission) today released its draft Washington Transportation Plan (WTP 2035) for public review and comment.

The WTP 2035 plan will chart a course for how Washington’s statewide transportation system will change and grow over the next 20 years. It will guide the direction for transportation policy decisions and investments across modes and jurisdictions—advancing future strategies that will impact how we live, work and commute.

Recognizing the current and future needs of the Puget Sound Region and Olympic Peninsula, the draft plan emphasizes the importance of maintaining and preserving a host of important transportation systems - from roads and bridges to transit buses and ferries. It also stresses the need to improve travel time reliability.

The draft WTP 2035 is the result of close collaboration and input between the Washington State Department of Transportation and Regional Transportation Planning Organization, an advisory group made up of a diverse set of key stakeholders including representatives from cities, counties, ports, transit and organizations representing business and environmental perspectives throughout Washington state, including the Puget Sound Region and Olympic Peninsula.