November 14, 2023 City Council Agenda | Eastern North Carolina Now

Press Release:

    Good afternoon,

    Please click on the link to access the agenda for the TUESDAY, November 14, 2023 City Council meeting.


  • Cynthia S. Bennett, MMC
  • City Clerk/Assistant to City Manager
  • District 2 Director, NC Assoc. of Municipal Clerks
  • City of Washington
  • 102 East 2nd Street | PO Box 1988
  • Washington, North Carolina 27889
  • Ph: (252) 975-9318
  • Fx: (252) 974-6461
  • www.washingtonnc.gov

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