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Open House to Plan Drollinger Park Amenities (Photo) - 04/24/18

Residents living near Drollinger Park in Richland are invited to an open house at the park on Saturday, May 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to provide input and help choose future park amenities.  

Richland Parks and Public Facilities began development of the park in 2014 with irrigation and turf, and in 2017 with trees planted during the annual Arbor Day event. The next phase includes choosing park amenities and playground equipment and staff wants your help.

Drollinger Park is a neighborhood park located off of the Bypass Highway and Duportail. The address is 460 Tanglewood Drive.

For more information, visit, call 942-7463 or email">

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Richland Arbor Day Celebration Includes Planting and Awards - 04/18/18

Richland invites its residents to celebrate Arbor Day during a public tree planting event, demonstration, and awards program at the new Richland City Hall Construction Complex on Friday, April 27, at 2:30 pm.

Richland Parks and Public Facilities, Richland Energy Services, the Mid-Columbia Forestry Council, community tree sponsors and volunteer groups will plant 11 trees at the new City Hall and 3 trees on the grounds of the Richland Public Library. Richland’s Arborist will discuss the right tree placement and demonstrate proper planting techniques.

During the opening remarks and prior to the planting, a representative from the Department of Natural Resources will recognize Richland’s long-term partnership with both Tree City USA (20 years) and Tree Line USA (15 years) programs. These awards demonstrate Richland’s dedication to protecting its community’s trees.

Additional sponsors and volunteer groups include Conover Insurance, Lamb Weston, Richland Rotary, Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary and Girl Scout Troop 4554.


Emergency Dispatcher of the Year Named (Photo) - 04/09/18

     The Southeast Communications Center (SECOMM), a division of Benton County Emergency Services has selected Maria Herrera as the 2017 Dispatcher of the Year.

     Maria was selected for her superior efforts, working tirelessly to support the transition of SECOMM, serving as an active member of the Moral and Public Education Committees and keeping up with her Certified Training Officer (CTO) responsibilities. This is above and beyond her normal dispatcher duties.

The award criteria are based on performance, attitude, integrity, excellence, and teamwork. Maria is an exceptional public safety communications officer and is very deserving of this recognition. 

    There will be a ceremony honoring Maria on Friday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m., at the Benton County Emergency Services Building, 651 Truman Avenue. It is open to the public.

City of Richland Names Next Director of Richland Energy Services - 03/30/18

Richland City Manager, Cindy Reents, has named a new member to the leadership team. Current Engineering & Operations Manager, Clint Whitney, will be the next Director of Richland Energy Services (RES). Clint transitions to his new role on April 5th as current Director Bob Hammond retires.

Whitney has worked for the City of Richland for over 20 years in both engineering and operations capacities. Although not originally from Washington, Clint has lived in the Tri-Cities since 1983. He graduated from Washington State University (WSU) with a BS in Electrical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer. Previously, he spent five years at Hanford working on the electrical distribution system. He is currently working towards a Master’s in Business Administration from WSU with an expectation of completing this fall. He has been married for 30 years and has two sons.

“It has been a pleasure to work for Richland customers and I look forward to continuing to provide reasonable rates and reliable power,” states Whitney.

Richland Energy Services is a City-operated public power utility that provides reliable, safe, non-for-profit electric services to Richland customers. This utility provides service to over 23,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and irrigation customers throughout their 50-square mile service territory, using 552 miles of primary line and 8 substations.

“I’m pleased to promote Clint to Director of Energy Services,” says Reents. “He has proven his commitment and expertise over the past 20 years and I’m confident he will maintain the same level of service and professionalism Richland customers expect.”

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