City Council


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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
12/19/2017 6:30 PM
NOTE: Meeting has been cancelled.
12/12/2017 5:30 PM
Please note early start. There will be a celebration honoring the outgoing Councilmembers from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
12/05/2017 6:30 PM
12/04/2017 4:30 PM
11/28/2017 9:00 AM
11/21/2017 6:00 PM
The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm with an Executive Session. Executive Sessions are not open to the public. The public portion of the meeting will begin at near 6:30 pm
11/14/2017 6:30 PM
11/13/2017 6:30 PM
11/07/2017 5:30 PM
11/06/2017 5:30 PM
10/17/2017 6:30 PM
10/10/2017 6:30 PM
10/03/2017 6:30 PM
10/03/2017 5:00 PM
Councilmembers in Attendance: Mayor Bob Keller
10/02/2017 4:30 PM
09/19/2017 6:30 PM
09/12/2017 6:30 PM
09/12/2017 5:00 PM
Councilmembers in Attendance: Councilmember Don Gerend
09/05/2017 5:00 PM
NOTE: The first 90 minutes of this meeting will be an Executive Session, which is not open to the public. Regular open meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm.
09/04/2017 4:30 PM
08/10/2017 5:00 PM
Please note: This meeting will not be open to the public
07/18/2017 6:30 PM
07/11/2017 4:30 PM
Please note the early start time of this meeting.Council will reconvene at the City of Redmond for a Joint Meeting. 
07/10/2017 4:30 PM
As a part of this meeting, the City and it's transportation consultant team will be providing a presentation on traffic, concurrency, traffic modeling and growth management.
07/05/2017 6:30 PM
07/04/2017 6:30 PM
07/03/2017 4:30 PM
06/29/2017 2:00 PM
06/27/2017 5:30 PM
The Sammamish City Council will be meeting with the Issaquah School District Board from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. The Council-only Special Meeting session will begin at 7:00 pm.
06/20/2017 6:30 PM
06/13/2017 6:30 PM
06/06/2017 6:30 PM
06/05/2017 4:30 PM
05/16/2017 6:30 PM
05/09/2017 7:00 PM
Joint Meeting with Planning and Parks& Recreation Commission
05/09/2017 5:00 PM
05/02/2017 6:30 PM
05/02/2017 5:00 PM
Council Members Attending: Mayor Don Gerend, Councilmember Tom Hornish and Councilmember Christie Malchow
05/01/2017 4:30 PM
04/25/2017 6:30 PM
Sammamish City Council will be holding a public meeting regarding the East Lake Sammamish Trail – Phase 2B Project. The meeting is scheduled for April 25, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and will be held in Council Chambers, located at 801 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, WA.
04/18/2017 6:30 PM
04/11/2017 6:30 PM
04/04/2017 6:30 PM
04/04/2017 5:00 PM
Councilmembers Attending: Mayor Gerend and Councilmember Valderrama
04/03/2017 4:30 PM
03/21/2017 6:30 PM
03/20/2017 6:30 PM
03/14/2017 6:30 PM
*Moved to Monday, March 20, 2017 6:30 pm - City Council Special Meeting
03/07/2017 6:30 PM
03/07/2017 5:00 PM
Councilmembers in Attendance: Mayor Don Gerend Councilmember Ramiro Valderrama Councilmember Kathy Huckabay
03/06/2017 4:30 PM
02/21/2017 6:30 PM
02/14/2017 6:30 PM
moved to Monday, February 13, 2017
02/13/2017 6:30 PM
*new date for City Council Study Session on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
02/07/2017 6:30 PM
02/07/2017 5:00 PM
Councilmembers in Attendance: Mayor Don Gerend
01/25/2017 6:30 PM
Joint Meeting with the City of Sammamish and City of Issaquah Councils Meeting will be Held at Tibbets Manor 750 17th Avenue NW in Issaquah.
01/21/2017 9:00 AM
Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza Tacoma, WA
01/20/2017 9:00 AM
Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza Tacoma, WA
01/19/2017 6:00 PM
Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza Tacoma
01/17/2017 6:30 PM
01/10/2017 5:30 PM
01/03/2017 6:30 PM
01/03/2017 5:00 PM
Councilmembers Attending: Mayor Don Gerend Councilmember Keller
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