Hello, I am Kelly Hook, your newly elected Mayor. My family moved to Pateros in 1974.I grew up in Pateros and graduated in 1984. I attended college at Wenatchee Valley College in 1985. I lived in several places around Pacific Northwest but always returned to Pateros.I returned to Pateros and became a volunteer high school football coach for eight years. At the same time, I joined the Pateros Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Dist. 15 Ambulance and became an EMT. I held my certification for 10 years. I was also a First Aid and CPR instructor during this time.In 1990, I became the last uniformed police officer for the City of Pateros. I attended the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Police Academy in Burien in January of 1991 and graduated on March 26th. I started working for the Brewster Police Department after Pateros contracted with the sheriff’s office while I was away at my training. I worked for The Brewster Police Department for just over 28 years. Throughout those years I advanced from a patrol officer serving the community of Pateros to lieutenant of the Brewster police department prior to retiring in 2019. After retiring I began substitute teaching for both Brewster and Pateros schools. My father Tom was the Mayor of Pateros from 1979– 1986 and still lives in the area. My brother Steve and his family live in the Tri-cities and my sister Wendy and her family live in Pateros.Some of my fondest memories of growing up were the summers and winters I spent in Pateros. The summers were spent riding my bike through town with my best friend, playing basketball at the tennis courts at the west end of Warren Ave, or the hot summer days in the park down town celebrating the Apple Pie Jamboree. The winters were ice skating on the frozen Methow River, building snow forts on the school field or just spending the cold winter days inside playing board games with my friends. Sometimes I wish I could go back to those days. And take the town and all of the people with me.I want the citizens of Pateros and all who pass through it to feel that sense of peace when they come to town, or as I call it HOME!-Mayor, Kelly Hook
The City of Pateros is conducting a periodic update of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as required by state law. The SMP applies to all lakes over 20 acres, and larger streams (over 20 cubic feet per second) as well as associated wetlands and uplands at least 200 feet on a horizontal plane from the Ordinary-High-Water-Mark of the shoreline. The Methow River and Columbia River (Lake Pateros, aka Wells Pool) and any associated wetlands are within the jurisdiction of the SMP. This project will focus on updating policies and regulations to ensure consistency with current state law. Please help guide this project by taking a moment to fill out the SHORELINE MASTER PLAN UPDATE SURVEY
(Self-serve camping. Check availability at Ives Landing Kiosk or call for reservation. Online payment available, but must call to make reservation)
No Snow Events
PARKED VEHICLES ARE TO BE REMOVED FROM STREET BETWEEN THE HOURS 3AM AND 8AM DURING STAGE 1-3 SNOW EVENTS.
Stage 1 Event - 2 or more inches with 4 or more inches anticipated. PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Stage 2 Event - 6 inches with more anticipated. PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Stage 3 Event - More than city crews can keep up with. PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Please read the City Snow Response Plan for more information.
Other IOCs (4.28.2020)
pH of 7.2. (A test taken on 6/26/2020 at Pateros Public Works Lab)