The Mayor's Statement
As mayor of the Town of La Conner it is my personal pleasure to welcome you to our town. Located on the delta near the mouth of the Skagit River, La Conner is a premier Northwest destination providing the best that Washington has to offer with luxury accommodations, unique shopping and dining experiences, boating, hiking, biking and much, much more.
When you are ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, if just for a little while, come refresh yourself in La Conner. Spend some time in one of our award winning spas, or take a cruise on our salt water channel and marvel at the view of the famous Rainbow Bridge, town shops and neighboring Swinomish Indian Reservation.
Located in a rural agricultural setting, the La Conner area offers some of the most fertile farmland in the world. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, renowned artists like Guy Anderson and Morris Graves moved to town. As a result, La Conner is known as the birthplace of the Northwest School. Even today, we are defined by our extensive art offerings and artists.
Founded in the 1860’s, La Conner offers wonderful visual architecture and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. One can easily walk the town in just a matter of a couple of hours. We invite you to come, stroll through our town, meet our citizens and find out why La Conner is one of the foremost places on the West Coast to live as well as to visit.
We look forward to meeting you,
Ramon Hayes, Mayor
The Mayor's Responsibilities
The Mayor hires and oversees the work of the Town Administrator and each of the Town's four department heads and two contracted departments. The Mayor assures that the Town's human and financial resources are managed to effectively address Town policies and procedures, in a responsible and accountable fashion.
The Mayor chairs Town Council meetings and can break ties of the Council but cannot veto a Council decision.