2014 City Construction Projects


The City of Poulsbo Engineering Department will be presenting a special CIty Council workshop on April 23, 2014 to discuss the City’s 2014 construction projects.  This workshop will start at 6:00pm in the Poulsbo City Council Chambers (note that the meeting will be starting 1 hour earlier than is normal for City Council meetings).


The Public is encouraged to attend the meeting – the scope and timing of the projects will be discussed as well as traffic and construction impacts.

City Surplus Equipment

The City of Poulsbo has began posting its surplus items on the Public Surplus Web site. Please visit www.publicsurplus.com to bid on various items. This is a public bidding site and will require registration, log-in and password. If you are interested in bidding on an item, please allow time to create an account if you haven’t done so already. Items will be posted for two-weeks and will end on Fridays at 3:00 PST.


We will be posting about 10-20 auction items at a time. Please check each week for new postings.


Tip: to see all auction items posted by City of Poulsbo, select Browse auctions within area, select “Washington” under the Region drop-down tab and “City of Poulsbo” under Agency.

Seasonal Jobs


The City of Poulsbo’s Public Works Department has employment opportunities assisting in parks maintenance and street right-of-way maintenance. The positions are full time (7:00 am – 3:30 pm) with an hourly rate of $10.00 - 14.00 DOQ. Positions are currently vacant and will be open until filled.


To be considered for this position, please submit a City Application to:


City of Poulsbo

Human Resources

200 NE Moe St

Poulsbo, WA 98370

Lincoln Road Construction - Press Release

The City of Poulsbo will be constructing improvements to NE Lincoln Road in 2014. The project area is NE Lincoln Road from Laurie Vei Loop (near Pugh Road) to the roundabout at the intersection of NE Lincoln Road and Noll Road. Read more...


Velkommen til Poulsbo...Welcome!

Poulsbo's leaders are progressive and forward looking, and are conscientiously working to balance the needs of a growing 21st century city, while maintaining the Scandinavian heritage that has earned Poulsbo the nickname "Little Norway".


Poulsbo, Washington, with a population of 9,585, is located in the northern part of Kitsap County and is 4.5 square miles in area. Liberty Bay, originally called Dog Fish Bay, and the majestic, snow-peaked Olympic Mountains to the west induced the Scandinavians to settle in Poulsbo because the area was so similar to the fjords of Norway.


Prior to Euroamerican settlement, Poulsbo was in the heartland of the Suquamish People, who have lived in Puget Sound for thousands of years. Suquamish Ancestors occupied villages and camps on the Liberty Bay shoreline over the past 5,000 years, hunted throughout the Poulsbo forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams, and collected shellfish along the marine shoreline.


With the Scandinavians’ arrival...Poulsbo was founded by Jorgen Eliason, from Fordefjord, Norway when the primary method of travel was water. Supplies were brought the eighteen-mile trip from Seattle by rowboat and later by steamboat. Over a sixty-year period, the "mosquito fleet", comprised of more than a dozen steamboats, served Poulsbo and other locations along Liberty Bay and Puget Sound carrying passengers and freight to and from Poulsbo and delivering farmers' produce to Pike Place Market in Seattle.


Today Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts, shopping areas at Poulsbo Village, along Viking Avenue, and in College Market Place, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.


For more information on Norwegian culture and heritage please visit: www.thornews.com

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