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About the City Council

The Sammamish City Council is elected at large by the community to represent their interests. The Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another to serve as Deputy Mayor. It also appoints members to Advisory Boards, which advise the council on various matters.

The city council selects the city manager to act as the chief executive officer of the city. The City Council sets policy for the governance of the City and relies on the city manager to implement the Council's established policies and regulations. Regular council meetings are held on the first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., with a study session on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. A Committee Meeting of the Whole will be held on the third Monday as necessary. If necessary, study sessions or special meetings may be scheduled at 5:30 p.m., before a regular meeting.

Agendas are posted to the City of Sammamish CivicWeb portal the preceding Friday. Each council meeting includes time for public comment (up to three minutes for individuals and five minutes for those representing groups) and speakers, typically the first order of business after convening. Additional public comment may be available for agenda items, individuals and speakers on behalf of groups may address an item at that time.

For issues requiring follow-up action, it is helpful to have your comments submitted in writing either prior to or at the meeting along with information on how to contact you.



Christie Malchow, Mayor (term ends 12/31/2019)

Karen MoranDeputy Mayor (term ends 12/31/2021)

Tom Hornish, Council Member (term ends 12/31/2019)

Jason Ritchie, Council Member (term ends 12/31/2021)

Chris Ross, Council Member (term ends 12/31/2021)

Pamela Stuart, Council Member (term ends 12/31/2021)

Ramiro Valderrama, Council Member (term ends 12/31/2019)



Date Meeting Info Agenda Minutes Video
12/13/2016 5:00 PM
City Council and Planning Commission Joint Meeting
12/06/2016 6:30 PM
12/06/2016 5:00 PM
Councilmembers attending: Councilmember Christie Malchow, Deputy Mayor Ramiro Valderrama and Mayor Don Gerend
11/15/2016 6:30 PM
11/08/2016 5:00 PM
11/01/2016 5:00 PM
10/18/2016 6:30 PM
10/11/2016 5:30 PM
10/04/2016 6:30 PM
09/20/2016 6:30 PM
09/13/2016 6:30 PM
09/06/2016 6:30 PM
09/06/2016 5:00 PM
Councilmembers Attending: Tom Hornish Don Gerend
07/19/2016 6:30 PM
07/12/2016 6:30 PM
07/05/2016 6:00 PM
New start time: 6:00 pm for Executive Session
06/28/2016 6:30 PM
06/28/2016 1:00 PM
06/21/2016 6:00 PM
Please note, the first 1/2 of this meeting will be an Executive Session, which is not opened to the public. The open meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.
06/14/2016 6:00 PM
Please note: This meeting will start with an Executive Session at 6:00 pm. The Executive Session is not open to the public. The open meeting will start at 6:30 pm.
06/07/2016 5:00 PM
05/24/2016 6:00 PM
05/17/2016 6:30 PM
05/10/2016 6:30 PM
05/03/2016 6:30 PM
05/03/2016 5:00 PM
Councilmembers Attending: Bob Keller
04/12/2016 6:30 PM
04/05/2016 5:30 PM
Please note: The first hour of the meeting will be a joint dinner meeting between the Parks & Recreation Commission and the City Council.
03/22/2016 6:30 PM
03/15/2016 6:30 PM
03/08/2016 6:30 PM
02/24/2016 6:30 PM
02/16/2016 6:30 PM
02/15/2016 6:30 PM
02/09/2016 6:30 PM
02/02/2016 6:30 PM
01/19/2016 6:30 PM
01/18/2016 6:30 PM
01/16/2016 9:00 AM
Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza Tacoma, WA
01/15/2016 9:00 AM
Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza Tacoma, WA
01/12/2016 6:30 PM
01/12/2016 5:00 PM
Councilmembers in Attendance: Councilmember Christie Malchow, Councilmember Kathleen Huckabay and Mayor Don Gerend.
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