City Council

City Council 2023: Seven people in formal wear against a navy background.

Photos: KDCiMages by Kevin Clark

City Council’s Role in Council/Manager Form of Government

Under the Council/Manager form of government, the City Council’s role is to enact laws and set policies which are implemented by the City Manager and staff. Through these legislative actions, the Council adopts goals and strategies in accordance with their vision for the community. The goals are carried out under the direction of the City Manager who is appointed by the City Council to oversee the staff and daily operations. 

The City Council is elected at-large and Councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms. There are no districts in Mountlake Terrace for City Council. All seven members represent the entire city. Elections occur in each odd-numbered year. In Washington State, elections are administered by the county. Contact Snohomish County Elections for information. 

To learn more, read about the City Council's Adopted Goals from June 2022.

Meeting Information

Regular business meetings occur on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and work sessions are held the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise posted) and meet in the City Hall Council Chambers (23204 58th Avenue W) with remote options. Council meetings and work sessions are open to the public in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Council meeting agendas, minutes, video recordings, public comment information, and schedules can be found on the Agenda and Minutes page. To make a public comment remotely (via Zoom or telephone) at a Council, Board, Commission, or Advisory Group meeting, you will need to complete the Remote Public Comment Request Form 24 hours before the meeting. You will then be contacted to confirm participation. To make a public comment in person, please sign up at the meeting (no 24 hour notice required).

Contact the Council

You may email the City Council at cityhall@mltwa.gov. Please ensure your email is addressed to the City Council or references them in the subject line. For public records requests, please click here and do not email the City Council.

Mountlake Terrace City Council

Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright

Kyoko Matsumoto Wright
Mayor
Position 4

Term Expiration
12/31/25

Councilmember Bryan Wahl

Bryan Wahl
Mayor Pro Tem
Position 5

Term Expiration
12/31/27

Councilmember Rick Ryan

Rick Ryan
Councilmember
Position 1

Term Expiration
12/31/25

Councilmember Steve Woodard

Steve Woodard
Councilmember
Position 2

Term Expiration
12/31/25

Councilmember Rory Paine-Donovan

Rory Paine-Donovan
Councilmember
Position 3
 

Term Expiration
12/31/25

Councilmember Laura Sonmore

Laura Sonmore 
Councilmember
Position 6

Term Expiration
12/31/27

Councilmember Erin Murray

Erin Murray
Councilmember
Position 7

Term Expiration
12/31/27