Pierce County Council


About the Council

The Council is the legislative branch of Pierce County government and is the policy-determining body of the County, as provided by the County Charter. The Council has all powers of the County not otherwise reserved to the people, the Executive, or general law. Members are elected from seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 125,000 people and is elected to four year terms.

Dave Morell (Placeholder Image)
Dave Morell
District 1

Hans Zeiger
District 2

Amy Cruver
District 3

Ryan Mello
District 4

Marty Campbell
District 5

Jani Hitchen
District 6 
Derek Young
District 7
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What's on the agenda?

Each week the Pierce County Council holds a series of meetings to discuss and review ordinances, motions and budgets to ensure county government operates in an efficient, transparent and cost-effective manner with equal access for all county residents. Members meet as a collective body every Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Here are some of the items before the Council this week:

Monday (April 12)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee meeting to review agendas for April 19-23, 2021, the April 20, 2021 meeting agenda and an amendment to a contract with CBG Communications. Join via Zoom.


11 a.m.: Study Session to receive a legislative update, review upcoming meeting agendas and reports. Join via Zoom.

1:30 p.m.: Public Safety Committee will receive a presentation from Executive Bruce Dammeier and Human Resources Director Judy Archer on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Pierce County government and presentation on commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) in Pierce County from a collaborative group of presenters. Join via Zoom.



Tuesday (April 13)


9:30 a.m.: Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee will receive an update on the Pierce County Restaurant Industry by Pierce County Economic Development director Betty Capestany, a briefing on the Washington Hospitality Association by John Lane and Joe Bushnell with the association, an update from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department on its restaurant permitting process, a request for information from the county’s Planning and Public Works Department on the restaurant industry and review submission of the Deep Fast Flowing Floodway report. Join via Zoom.


12 p.m.: Study Session to review the day’s agenda, reports from external boards and commissions and discussion around the federal American Rescue Plan ActJoin via Zoom.


3 p.m.: Regular meeting. Join via Zoom. Items are before Council for final consideration include:

  • Ordinances:
    • 2021-25s supplemental budget adjustment to the 2020-2021 Biennial Budget.
  • Resolutions:
    • R2021-41s approving the proposed Puyallup-White River watershed restoration and enhancement plan;
    • R2021-42s approving the proposed Chambers-Clover watershed restoration and enhancement plan;
    • R2021-43s approving the proposed Kitsap watershed restoration and enhancement plan;
    • R2021-52 appointing Marcus Young to the Frederickson Advisory Commission.

Thursday (April 15)

9 a.m.: Special Study Session to begin budget planning for the 2022-2023 biennial budget. Join via Zoom.

Friday (April 16)

1 p.m.: Special Study Session to continue budget discussions for the 2022-2023 biennial budget. Join via Zoom.

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COVID-19 news and information

Pierce County is in Phase 3 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan

Learn more about what's open in Phase 3.


For the latest public health information about COVID-19 and mass vaccination sites in Pierce County visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

COVID-19 Operational Changes of the Office of the Pierce County Council
The Office of the Pierce County Council is closed to the public.  Our office can be contacted at 253-798-7777 or contact the appropriate staffThe Pierce County Council provides remote access and participation in its meetings. Learn how to get involved.

Pierce County Council

930 Tacoma Avenue South Room 1046
Tacoma Wa 98402 

Contact Us

Phone: (253) 798-7777
Toll Free: (800) 992-2456
Fax: (253) 798-7509
Email: [email protected]

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