Community Information Ephrata

The City of Ephrata is located in the heart of the Columbia Basin and offers its citizens a true quality of life. Shopping, museums, recreation, art, innovative schools, and welcoming churches are just a few things experienced by people who have made Ephrata their home. For businesses, big or small, Ephrata offers competitively priced city services, reasonably priced real estate, high-speed telecommunications offering wireless, DSL, and fiber optic connections, and of course, some of the lowest electrical power prices in the county. Ephrata is the best of both worlds, where technology meets those hometown values.

City of Ephrata Contact

City Administrator
121 Alder SW
Ephrata, WA 98823

City Council Members

Mayor Bruce Reim
Councilmember Kathleen Allstot
Councilmember William Coe
Councilmember Kathleen Harris
Councilmember Sarah McDonnell
Councilmember Valli Millard
Councilmember Matt Moore
Councilmember Tony Mora, Jr.

Port of Ephrata Contact

Mike Wren
Port District #9
1900 Divison Ave E
Ephrata, WA 98823

Community Information & Web Links

City Levy Rate 12.38724729480 per $1,000 of assessed value
City of Ephrata City Council Meetings 1st & 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Port of Ephrata Commission Meetings 1st & 3rd Monday at 4:00 p.m.

Highway Infrastructure

  • Interstate 90 is 22 miles south
  • State Road 28 goes through Ephrata
  • State Road 283 & State Road 28 intersect 5 miles south of Ephrata
  • State Road 17 is 5 miles away via State Road 282.

Railway Infrastructure

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway: Seattle to Chicago mail line runs through town.
  • There is a 2 mile spur line at the Port of Ephrata.

Public Transportation Network

  • Greyhound stops in Moses Lake 19 miles south
  • Amtrak stops in Ephrata.

Airport Infrastructure:

  • Local airport: Ephrata Municipal Airport has two runways. One is 3,500 ft and the other is 6,699 ft.

Waterway Infrastructure

  • Pasco, WA Container Barge Terminal: 90 Miles South
  • Water Type: Columbia River
  • Channel Depth: 15'
  • Turning Basin: 225'
  • Barging Facilities: Yes
  • General Cargo Facilities: Yes
  • Containerized Facilities: Yes
  • Storage Facilities: Yes
  • Highways Serving Port: State Highway 395
  • Railways Serving Port: Burlington Northern Santa Fa Main Line

Metro Area Distances