San Juan County Newsroom

Welcome to the Newsroom - home of San Juan County's Communications

San Juan County Communications supports all three branches of government to provide timely and useful information to the public about programs, projects, activities, and decisions.

San Juan County Communications assists with responses to media requests, film permit requests, education outreach, and more through a variety of methods, including social media platforms, news releases, and the county’s website.

Below, please find past and present news releases, County-related articles and stories, upcoming events, and more.


The Communications Coordinator serves as the main contact for the County regarding communications, public and media relations, and social media.

  1. Erin Wygant

    Communication Coordinator

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    County Corner - September

    September's Update: The County announces a 32-hour work week for employees, the fall Great Islands Cleanup is on Saturday, September 30, and more! Read on...
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    County Corner - August

    August's updates: a new Community Health Survey, a Landbank Special Commission Meeting, and more! Read on...
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    County Corner - July

    July's update: New County Fair Online Entry, County Conservation Land Bank Announces New Trail, and more! Read on...
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    County Corner - June

    June's update: latest affordable housing neighborhood completed, County Fair announces music lineup, and more! Read on...
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    County Corner - April

    April's Update: Argyle Lots Housing Project, Marie Boe Building Renovation, and more! Read on...
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    County Corner - March

    March's update: County launches internship program, ADA upgrades on Orcas, and more! Read on...
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    County Corner - February

    February's update: Killer Whale Proclamation, Town to Zylstra Lake Trail, and more! Read on...
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    County Corner - January

    January's update of San Juan County’s recent news. Read on...
All Monthly Columns
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Council Meeting Review
  1. Employee Spotlight: Emma Wickman

    Emma Wickman, Digital Content Intern, Communications Read on...
  2. Real and Personal Property Taxes Due October 31

    Pay online, in person, or via mail. Read on...
  3. Employee Spotlight: Katie Fleming

    Katie Fleming, Solid Waste Coordinator. Read on...
All Employee Spotlights
  1. Oct. 23 Council Meeting Delayed Due to Technical Difficulties & Accessible Via Microsoft Teams

    At this time, the meeting will only be accessible via Microsoft Teams. Read on...
  2. Council Meeting Review: June 20, 2023

    This special council meeting focused on the Public Works culvert replacement project that necessitates the closure of Killebrew Lake Road. Read on...
  3. Council Meeting Review: June 13, 2023

    This away meeting on Orcas Island included a review of the Public Works survey, the Juneteenth Proclamation, a discussion of ARPA funds and more. Read on...
View All Meeting Recaps

Featured Series

San Juan County is proud to produce a series about affordable housing in the San Juan Islands. With interviews from homeowners, renters, non-profit organizers, county employees, and more, the series dives into the intricacies of island housing. Use the carousel below to read the featured series: Affordable Housing: The key to a sustainable future in San Juan County. 

2022 Year-In-Review

San Juan County published a recap of 2022, highlighting accomplishments, favorite projects, and notable statistics. View the document by clicking HERE.

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