As the city's governing body, Sequim's seven elected, part-time City Council members are elected at large to represent the entire community, not individual districts. Council members serve staggered four-year terms, and roughly half of the City Council is up for reelection every two years.
The City Council chooses a mayor and mayor pro tem from among its members at the first meeting following an election. The mayor presides at council meetings and represents the city at ceremonial and intergovernmental meetings. The mayor pro tem presides in the mayor's absence.
Communicating with Council Members
Citizens may communicate with City Council members through phone calls, letters, or email. People may formally address the City Council during public hearings or public comment at City Council meetings. View more details on public participation at City Council meetings.