Our Boards and Commissions are full, however, volunteer applications are always excepted.
Coupeville is one of the oldest communities in the State, founded in 1853 and incorporated in 1910. The Town contains a little more than one square mile of area, and the population is 1830. Coupeville is located in the middle of Whidbey Island, with the city of Oak Harbor and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to the north, and communities of Greenbank, Freeland, Langley and Clinton to the south. It is approximately 90 minutes from downtown Seattle, via bridge or ferry.
Coupeville is the county seat for Island County, is also home to the Coupeville Schools, K-12, and Whidbey General Hospital.
Coupeville is located in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, a 17,000 acre federal reserve which was created to preserve the cultural landscape that began with sea captains arriving at Penn Cove and farmers coming to Ebey’s Prairie more than a 100 years ago.
Coupeville is a beautiful, historic community, with a vibrant population and an outstanding qualify of life.
About Town Government:
The Town is governed by a strong mayor and five person Town Council. Town Hall houses the mayor, clerk-treasurer, two part-time administrative support positions, the planner/building official, engineer, police chief and three deputies.
The public works department consists of the Public Works Superintendent and two full time maintenance workers, with one to two seasonal workers. The Town operates a water and sewer utility, staffed by a Utilities Superintendent and two plant operators.
The elected officials and Town staff enjoy a very positive working relationship.