The Sequim Coffee with the Mayor program was developed as a forum for the Mayor to have the opportunity to meet informally with anyone in the community that has a question, comment, or concern regarding the City. The intent of the meeting is to discuss issues specific to the City of Sequim. The City is organized under a Council-Manager form of government, which means that Council’s role is to set policy, and no one councilor has any more power or authority than another. As such, any response to questions reflecting the personal opinion of the Mayor or any other individual councilor do not reflect any policy positions of the Sequim City Council or the organization.
Traditionally the meetings took place once a month at a local restaurant. Since May 2020 the meetings have taken place through a live call-in format on KSQM FM 91.5 Radio, because of the inability to meet in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. Participants can submit questions in advance to the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or to KSQM at email@example.com. Meetings may be cancelled due to holiday schedules.
A recap (PDF) of previous meetings is available following the meetings.
Mayor William Armacost held the monthly Coffee with the Mayor meeting on KSQM Radio on September 24. He was joined by Police Chief Sheri Crain and City Engineer Matt Klontz. Below is the recording of the meeting. The music has been truncated to reduce time.
On Thursday, July 23 Mayor William Armacost was joined by IT Program Manager Anthony Martin for a live, call-in version of Coffee with the Mayor on KSQM FM Radio. Listen to the live show. (The show was edited to reduce music and eliminate news and weather. The conversation with the Mayor and IT Program Manager are complete as aired.
On Thursday, June 25 Deputy Mayor Tom Ferrell was joined by City Manager Charlie Bush for a live, call-in version of Coffee with the Deputy Mayor on KSQM FM Radio. Listen to the live show. (The show was edited to reduce music and eliminate news, and weather. The conversation with the Deputy Mayor and City Manager are complete as aired.)
On Thursday, May 28 Mayor Armacost was joined by Public Works Director David Garlington for a live, call-in version of Coffee with the Mayor on KSQM FM Radio. Listen to the live show.