City Council

Applicants Sought for Appointment to City Council

The Snohomish City Council must fill a vacant City Council position until the next municipal election in November 2021.  


The successful candidate must be a registered voter of the City at the time of application and have been a resident of the City for a period of at least one year (RCW 35A.12.030).  


Any qualified resident living within the city limits of Snohomish may apply online, or contact Brandi Whitson at 360-282-3181 to request an application.  Applications must be received by the City Clerk no later than Friday, October 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Any applications received after that time will not be considered.   

The City Council is tentatively scheduled to meet on October 6, 2020 to conduct an initial review of applications, and depending on how many are received, it may narrow the number to be interviewed to about six finalists.   Finalists will be invited to participate in a public meeting tentatively scheduled for October 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to interview with City Councilmembers.  Following the interviews, it is expected that a selection will be made.  The selected candidate will be sworn in at the regularly scheduled council meeting on approximately Tuesday, November 3, 2020.


The position will be included in the regular 2021 General Municipal Election as a special election for a two-year term to fill the balance of the term expiring on December 31, 2023.  The elected Councilmember would be seated after the November 2021 election results are certified.  


Council Meetings

6 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month

Snohomish School District Resource Center

George Gilbertson Boardroom
1601 Avenue D
Snohomish, WA 98290

All meetings are open to the public. 

The City Council Chambers are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need specialized accommodations, please provide 5 days advanced notice by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 360-568-3115. 

Public Comment

Public comments are welcome at all City Council meetings. Meetings begin with a public comment period where citizens can speak on any city-related topic. Citizens may also comment on Public Hearings, Action or Discussion items during the meeting. Comments should generally be limited to 3 minutes in length.

Public hearings offer particular opportunities for citizens to comment on important issues such as new ordinances, City budget, comprehensive plan amendments or adoption, and interlocal agreements.

Council Workshops, which precede council meetings, are for council information and discussion only. No citizen comments are accepted.

Council Agenda

Download a PDF for detailed current and past agenda materials. 

Mayor and Councilmembers

The Mayor and City Council is made up of the following elected community members:

  • John Kartak, Mayor - Term Ends December 31, 2021
  • Donna Ray, Position 1 - Term Ends December 31, 2023
  • Judith Kuleta, Position 2 - Term Ends December 31, 2023
  • VACANT, Position 3 - Term Ends December 31, 2023
  • Tom Merrill, Position 4 - Term Ends December 31, 2021
  • Linda Redmon, Council President, Position 5 - Term Ends December 31, 2021
  • Larry Countryman, Position 6 - Term Ends December 31, 2021
  • Steve Dana, Position 7 - Term Ends December 31, 2021

Function of the Mayor and Council

The seven-member City Council is responsible for the legislative function of and the overall vision for the City. The Council adopts ordinances and resolutions, sets policies, approves contracts and budgets.  

City Council members are elected to four-year terms and serve part-time and do not maintain office hours at City Hall.

The Mayor, John Kartak, was elected in November 2017 to implement Council policies and administer the day-to-day business of the City. The Mayor appoints individuals to boards and commissions.  

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