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MISSION STATEMENT

The City of Amity will cultivate a sense of community and improved quality of life. The City will provide municipal services with quality customer service, proactive management, mindful stewardship and fiscal responsibility. 

OUR VISION

The City of Amity is a welcoming community where people choose to live and visit. The City has a diverse mixture of thriving businesses supporting the residents and regional industry. Citizens are actively engaged in government and community activities/events. The City provides infrastructure to support continued growth and maintains strong and stable funding and reserves. Neighborhoods are family-friendly, walkable, and well-maintained. The City is recognized for it's sense of community, parks, public art, and wine. Amity continues to be known for being friendly.

OUR VISION

AMITY CITY COUNCIL

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Councilor April Dyche, Council President
Councilor Dyche serves as the Council President. She is also the Finance and Public Safety representative. 
April's term expires December 31, 2024.
adyche@ci.amity.or.us

Councilor Melissa Bojorquez
Councilor Bojorquez serves as the City Council's Community Engagement and Finance representative.  
Melissa's term expires December 31, 2024.
mbojorquez@ci.amity.or.us

Councilor Denis Saucier
Councilor Saucier serves as the City Council's Public Safety and Parks representative.    
Councilor Saucier's term expires December 31, 2026.
dsaucier@ci.amity.or.us

Mayor Rachel King
As of September 1, 2021, Rachel King is Amity's Mayor. Previously, she was the Council President.
Rachel's term expires December 31, 2024.
rking@ci.amity.or.us

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Councilor Sandy McArthur
Councilor McArthur serves as the City Council's Infrastructure & City Services representative.  
Sandy's term expires December 31, 2024
smcarthur@ci.amity.or.us

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Councilor Caleb Shields
Councilor Goings serves as the City Council's City Services and Infrastructure representative. 
Caleb's term expires December 31, 2026
cshields@ci.amity.or.us

Councilor Alice Thompson
Councilor Saucier serves as the Parks and Community Engagement.    
Councilor Thompson's term expires December 31, 2026
athompson@ci.amity.or.us

Council Focus Areas and Goals 2023
 (Updated in February each year)

FOCUS AREAS 

  • Goal 

    • Objective 

 

1. Infrastructure

  • Water Infrastructure Improvements:

    • Finish the on-going water system improvements project by 2024

    • Complete 8" Loop on Goucher by 2024

    • Replace 8" Transmission Pipe to Reservoir by 2024

  • Sewer Infrastructure Improvements:

    • Create improvement timeline on Wastewater Facilities Plan Pathway by June 2024

  • Streets Infrastructure Improvements:

    • Create inventory & assessment of all streets by 2024

    • Continue pothole repair while evaluating cost analysis of repaving

    • Increase street lighting

    • Public outreach on PGE info

  • Sidewalk's Infrastructure Improvements:

    • Educate homeowners responsibilities​

    • Develop sidewalk plan & policies by 2024

  • Storm Drainage Infrastructure Improvements:

    • Continue to educate homeowners responsibilities​

2. Community & Business Engagement

  • Improve Community Outreach

    • Add fact section to Newsletter

    • Professionally upgrade city website by January 2025

    • Twice yearly Town Hall Meetings & quarterly informal meet & greet

  • Online volunteer outreach by 2024

  • Amity Day planning for 2024

    • Conduct interest survey​

    • follow up with in person community meeting

    • Pick location, date and theme

3. Public Safety

  • Negotiate YCSO Contract

    • Explore options to add additional part time office and/or code enforcement/public safety officer

    • Increased interaction w/and visibility of YCSO within community​
  • Provide information, education and enforcement involving health and safety codes and community concerns
  • Review Ordinances for compliance with State and Federal Law
    • Joint meeting with Council-Planning​

4. Parks

  • Establish dog waste stations throughout town

  • Install additional public trash cans​

  • Secure grant funding for City beautification

  • Establish list of all City owned real property

  • Work with local and regional partners to add / create new park spaces in Amity in the next 3-5 years​
  • Written assessment of all City owned trees by 2025
  • Acquire leash law signs for park (2-4)

5. City Services

  • Improve Library

    • Submit CDBG grant by July 1, 2023​

    • Seek grant funding for library interior and accessories

    • Expand "borrowable" internet access

  • Provide continued community education about city services & utilities

  • Establish heating & cooling center during extreme weather

   

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