The City of Oakville is located twelve miles west of Interstate 5 on Highway 12 and is the southeastern gateway to Grays Harbor County.
Oakville was named for the Garry Oak trees found in the area. The city was incorporated on December 18, 1905. Population is approximately 700.
Each Fourth of July weekend Oakville plays host to an Independence Day Parade. In September Oakville hosts their annual Zucchini Jubilee and in early December Oakville has a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Oakville offers its own flavor of the past for those who walk or drive through town. Historic buildings like the old corner-style bank has its place in the history books as it is the last bank to be robbed by horseback. Many other historic buildings give Oakville an old fashioned flavor.
Oakville has been called a "frontier logging town nestled between two centuries." From antiques and historical buildings to rodeos and scenic tours; you will experience the millennium with both the rustic past and the brightening future.
Community members in the Oakville area are looking ahead to this year’s community activities which will include a St. Patrick's Day Dinner, an Easter Egg Hunt, the Independence Day Parade and Community celebration, the Community Harvest Festival, and the Holiday Tree Lighting/Community Spaghetti Dinner.
Put these dates on your calendar now and come enjoy these family activities:
*Independence Day Parade and Celebration ~ Saturday, July 2nd
Click HERE for Parade and Vendor Entry Forms.
*Community Harvest Festival ~ Saturday, September 17th
*Tree Lighting /Spaghetti Dinner ~ TBA
Public Works Director
The City of Oakville has a job opportunity for the Full Time Public Works Director position. The person selected will be in charge of maintaining the City Water System, excavation, repair and restoration of pumps, reservoir tanks, water mains and service line maintenance. Other duties include maintenance of streets, parks and cemeteries. Maintenance of all other public facilities owned by the City. Position starts as Part -Time, assisting the current Public Works Director, learning on the job, and moves into the permanent full time position of Public Works Director. Min. requirements: valid WSDL and High School graduation or equivalent. Must pass the Water Distribution Manager 1 exam in 6 months. Must live within 30 minutes of Oakville. Starting PT pay $15.00 per hour, full benefit package after 90 days, salary and benefits after becoming FT. Mail resumes to P.O. Box D, Oakville, WA 98568 or email resumes to email@example.com. Position open until filled. Equal opportunity Employer. Oakville is a drug free work place. Pre-employment drug screen mandatory.