Photos: KDCiMages by Kevin Clark
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.
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).
You may email the City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.