Council Salary Commission

The Council Salary Commission is currently inactive. 

Per SMC 2.48.030:  Beginning in 2022, a salary commission will be appointed and will begin a new salary review as provided herein. Every four years thereafter, or as established by the city council, a new salary commission may be appointed to perform a new salary review in accordance with this chapter. The commission automatically dissolves after the completion of salary review and the filing of salary changes with the city clerk.


  • Meetings occur on an as needed basis. 
  • Sequim Civic Center or virtual 
    152 W. Cedar St.
    Sequim, WA 98382

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 

Minutes are also available following approval.

Most Recent Minutes


  • John Bridge
  • Linda Gutowski
  • Candace Pratt

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Membership Qualifications

The  Salary Commission consists of three voting members , appointed by the mayor, with approval of the Council.

  • A maximum term of two years.
  •  All members must reside within the city limits for a minimum of six months before being appointed to the  commission and for the duration of their appointed term. 
  • A member of the commission must serve until the commission completes its salary review and files a written salary schedule with the city clerk; or the commission issues a final determination that no salary adjustment is appropriate.
  • No member may be appointed to more than two terms on the salary commission.
  • Members may be removed during their terms for cause of incapacity, incompetence, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office or for a disqualifying change of residence.
  • No officer, official, or employee of the city or any of their immediate family members may serve as a member of the salary commission. For purposes of this section, “immediate family member” means the parents, spouse, siblings, children, or dependent relatives of an officer, official, or employee of the city, whether or not living in the household of the officer, official, or employee.
  • A member of the commission may not be appointed to another city committee, board, or commission, except for specialized committees or task forces of limited duration.
  • Members serve without compensation.

About the Commission

The Salary Commission was established by ordinance (SMC 2.48), and operates consistent with RCW 35.21.015  to review the salaries of individual councilors, including the offices of mayor and deputy mayor.