Pierce County Council

Crystal Mouontain

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 131,500 people and is elected to four-year terms.

The Office of the Pierce County Council is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the office at 253-798-7777 or contact the appropriate staff. The Pierce County Council offers in-person and remote meeting attendance at its meetings. Learn how to get involved. Visitors to the Office or Council Chambers must use the second-floor entrance of the County-City Building, which is on the backside of the building from the ground-floor entrance off Tacoma Avenue South.

Dave Morell (Placeholder Image)
Dave Morell
District 1

Paul Herrera
District 2
Amy Cruver
District 3

Ryan Mello
District 4

Marty Campbell
District 5

Jani Hitchen
District 6 
Councilmember Robyn Denson
Robyn Denson
District 7

A Journey Across the County

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    Pierce County Council Approves New Grant Program for Small Businesses

    Under the program, eligible small businesses in Pierce County can apply for the reimbursement of 50% of eligible costs, with up to $10,000 being reimbursed per applicant. Read on...
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    Pierce County Council Adopts 2024-2025 Biennial Budget

    Budget now heads to the Office of the Executive for Signature Read on...
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    Pierce County Council Fails to Override Community Needs Fund Veto

    The veto puts $1.27 million in community needs allocations on hold Read on...
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    Pierce County Council Announces its Next Chief of Staff

    Julie Murray comes to the Office of the County Council with a wealth of experience from the State Association of Counties, the State Office of Financial Management and most recently as Senior Budget Counsel with the State Senate’s Ways & Means Committee. Read on...
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    Pierce County Council Partners With Black Home Initiative

    On Monday, June 26, the Pierce County Council joined a growing list of partners for the Black Home Initiative (BHI). This network primarily aims to increase black homeownership by reducing inequity and increasing intergenerational household wealth. Read on...
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    Productive Legislative Session Paves Path for Council to Address Major Priorities

    The Council thanks the Legislature for its hard work and due diligence and expresses its appreciation for the results it achieved. Read on...
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    Pierce County Council Launches its Annual In-District Meeting Series This Month

    The purpose of this effort is to bring government out into the community and promote engagement in local government. Read on...
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    Pierce County Council Votes in Favor of Maureen Howard Affordable Housing Act

    The Pierce County Council voted in favor of the Maureen Howard Affordable Housing Act, which will implement a countywide one-tenth of one percent sales tax increase for affordable housing and related services, as allowed by Washington State law. Read on...
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    Pierce County Council Chair and Tacoma Mayor Address Next Steps in Response to ST3 Delay

    In response to the Sound Transit 3 delay, Pierce County Council Chair Ryan Mello and City of Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards plan to work with their County and City council colleagues to put transportation requests into a formal letter to Sound Transit. Read on...
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    Pierce County Council Expanding Livestream Options for Council Meetings

    We are excited to share that we're expanding the places you can live-stream the weekly Pierce County Council meeting and find past Council and committee meetings! Read on...
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    Councilmember Dave Morell Represents Pierce County at Last Boeing 747 Delivery

    Councilmember Dave Morell Represents Pierce County at Last Boeing 747 Delivery. Read on...
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    Pierce County and Comcast partner to bring high speed internet to Key Peninsula

    The approximately $5 million high-speed internet expansion project is being funded as a public-private partnership between Comcast and Pierce County, with the County contributing $3.75 million of federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. Read on...
  13. Elected leaders and community leaders break ground on the Housing Hilltop affordable housing project

    Tacoma Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Housing Hilltop Affordable Housing Project

    Council Chair Ryan Mello (District 4) joined Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (D-WA 10th District) and Congressman Derek Kilmer (D-WA 6th District) at the Housing Hilltop Groundbreaking Ceremony, Friday, Jan. 20. Read on...
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    2023 Swearing-in Ceremony

    In her first newsletter as a councilmember, Councilmember Robyn Denson said, "I’ve been sworn-in, badged, permitted, logged-in, enrolled and oriented. I’m so excited to be up and running to serve the people of District 7 and all of Pierce County!" Read on...
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    Pierce County Council chooses council leadership for 2023

    “It is an honor to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues to serve as the Chair of the Pierce County Council." - Council Chair Ryan Mello (District 4). Read on...
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    Swearing-in Ceremony for New, Returning Councilmembers at First Council Meeting of 2023

    Councilmember Dave Morell (District 1), Councilmember Marty Campbell (District 5) and Councilmember-elect Robyn Denson (District 7) will take the oath of office Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Read on...
  17. Pierce County Council Adds 52 Miles of Shoreline Protection in South Puget Sound

    Pierce County Council increased the area of marine shorelines protected from new pier and dock development on Pierce County marine shorelines by 52 miles with amendments to Pierce County’s shoreline development policies and regulations. Read on...
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Contact Us

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

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Twitter: @PierceCoCouncil
Facebook: @PierceCountyCouncil

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