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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    Economic stabilization topped the list of emergent funding needs the Pierce County Council tackled Tuesday. Read on...
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    Council Chair Derek Young shared the news with Council at its April 13 meeting that both parties have agreed in principle to a modified scope of work. Read on...
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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 (May 10)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee meeting to review agendas for May 17-21, 2021 and the May 18, 2021 meeting agenda and to review 2021-34 an ordinance amending county code related to Pierce County airport lease rates and rental fees, R2021-75 a resolution approving the 2021 Pierce County historic preservation grant fund disbursement and 2021-35 an ordinance placing the Olson Farm in Gig Harbor on the Pierce County register of historic places. Join via Zoom.

11 a.m.: Study Session to review upcoming meeting agendas, grants and amendments, administrative items and hear an update from Pierce Transit on the Pacific Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project. Join via Zoom.

1:30 p.m.: Public Safety Committee will review Pierce County Juvenile Court and receive an update on Superior Court Pretrial Services. Join via Zoom.



Tuesday (May 11)


9:30 a.m.: Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee will receive a presentation on Spaceworks Tacoma, an update on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Community Engagement Task Force and workforce development opportunities for youth and young adults, and receive an update on the Pierce County Tourism Funding report. Join via Zoom.


12 p.m.: Study Session review of the day’s regular meeting agenda, reports from external boards and commissions and review of the American Rescue Plan. Join via Zoom.


3 p.m.: Regular meeting. Join via Zoom. Items are before Council for final consideration include a proclamation recognizing Peace Officers Memorial Day, reappointment of three members to the Sound Transit board, a resolution forming a Lake Management District for Spanaway Lake, ordinance 2021-26s dealing with amendments to Pierce County Code 19A, and ordinance 2021-31 repealing Pierce County Code chapter 18J.17, adopting a new chapter and amending other sections.

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COVID-19 news and information

Pierce County is in Phase 2 of the state's Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery plan

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

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Pierce County Council

930 Tacoma Avenue South Room 1046
Tacoma Wa 98402 

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Phone: (253) 798-7777
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