Welcome to the City of Shelton! Whether a resident, business owner, or tourist, we hope you find this website helpful and informative. Shelton is a vibrant, growing community located along the pristine shores of Oakland Bay just 35 minutes from Olympia. Our City was founded by David Shelton in the late 1800s and was incorporated in 1890.
Shelton has 10,070 residents who are served by a Mayor/Commission form of government, the last in Washington to do so. We, as the Commission, are proud that this form of government continues to work in Shelton and each of us is personally dedicated to ensuring that the City Administrator and the Commission continue building a stronger community together.
While seeking creative solutions to the challenges facing our City, we hope to increase public knowledge of the City’s projects and procedures while encouraging participation in all matters that affect our residents. If our staff or we can be of assistance to you, please contact us at (360) 426-4491 or use the Staff Directory.