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Shoreline Management


In 2017, the City of Everson completed a comprehensive update of its Shoreline Management Master Program (SMP). The adopting ordinance and the four parts of the adopted SMP can be accessed here.


The City of Everson is undertaking a required Periodic Review of the City’s Shoreline Management Master Program (SMP). This Review is required by the state Shoreline Management Act, RCW 90.58. This page contains information regarding the Periodic Review process, opportunities for public participation during the Review, pubic notifications, draft SMP amendments, and contact information for City staff.

Public Participation Plan

 The City has developed a Public Participation Plan, which can be accessed here. The Plan summarizes the City’s public participation goals, outlines the general steps included in the Periodic Review process, and provides contact information for those interested in the Review process.


An early step in the Periodic Review process is to establish the initial scope of the Review. The initial Scoping Notice can be accessed here. Interested parties should submit comments, concerns and/or suggested issues to be addressed through the Review by January 15, 2021. Input may be submitted in writing to Everson City Hall or by e-mail to The results of the Scoping process will be presented to the City Council at the council meeting to be held on January 26, 2021.  Contact Everson City Hall at (360) 966-3411 to receive information regarding remote access to the city council meeting.


The following is a general timeline for the Periodic Review process, including anticipated public participation opportunities:



Initial Notification regarding Periodic Review

December 2020

Initial Scoping

January 2021

Preparation of Draft SMP Amendments

February through April 2021

Public Review Period

April through June, 2021


June 2021


Draft SMP Amendments and Public Comment Period

As of April 7, 2021, draft amendments to the Everson SMP are available for review and comment. The above date marks the beginning of the 60-day public review period required by the Growth Management Act. Comments regarding the proposed SMP amendments are being accepted through June 7, 2021.

Public Hearing

The Everson City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed amendments to the SMP on June 8, 2021 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Everson City Hall. Any party may submit written or oral testimony at the hearing. Interested parties should contact City Hall or the City website to receive information regarding in-person and remote access to the city council meeting

Staff Contact
Interested parties can learn about the process and where to find information, and submit comments, by contacting the Project Manager for this project:

Rollin Harper, City Planner
111 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 315
Everson, WA 98247
Phone: (360) 733-6033