Pierce County Council


Public Notice: In response to Proclamation 20-2025 issued by the Governor's Office and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Health Directive No. 2021-01 issued Aug. 18, 2021, masks are required for all visitors to the Pierce County Council Office and Pierce County Council Chambers, regardless of vaccination status. The public can attend meetings in person or through remote access. Details on how to attend remotely are listed on meeting agendas


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

Pierce County 2022-2023 Biennial Budget banner

Find information about the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget planning process, including a list of special study session budget retreat dates and planned Committee of the Whole meetings to review department budget requests at the Biennial Budget website.

  1. Pierce County Council appoints Districting Committee members

    Now that the 2020 Census is complete, Pierce County must make changes to the boundaries of its seven Council districts to account for population changes over the last decade. Read on...
  2. Pierce County Districting Committee seeks Districting Master

    The Districting Master should be qualified by education, training, and experience to draw a redistricting plan consistent with 2020 Census data. Applications are due Sept. 16, 2021 by 3 p.m. Read on...
  3. Salmon habitat, open space preservation top Conservation Futures funding list

    Through unanimous adoption of resolution R2021-141, Council accepted the recommendations of the Conservation Futures Citizen’s Advisory Board which identified six projects ranked by priority. Read on...
  4. Pierce County Council continues commitment to equity with new legislation

    Bipartisan work of the Council reinforced a commitment to equity, and work toward a Council goal to have future policy decisions weighed and considered against a pre-determined set of factors before adoption. 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 (Sept. 20)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee will review agendas for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2021, and the Sept. 28, 2021 and Sept. 30, 2021 meeting agendas. (Join via Zoom):


11 a.m.: Study Session to review upcoming meeting agendas, grants and amendments and administrative items and hear a presentation from Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mary Robnett. Join via Zoom.

1:30 p.m.: Community Development Committee meeting to hear presentations on the parks and recreation capital projects and property maintenance and an update on buildable lands, and to review the 2021 master plan updates to Orangegate Park (R2021-168) and Half Dollar Park (R2021-169). Join via Zoom.

Tuesday (Sept. 21)

9:30 a.m.: Human Services Committee meeting to hear an update and recommendations on youth violence prevention and the Birth to 25 Advisory Board and to review proposal 2021-87, an ordinance eliminating the sunset date of the Birth to 25 Advisory Board. Join via Zoom.

12 p.m.: Study Session includes review of the day’s regular meeting agenda, reports from external boards and commissions and an update on Pierce County’s text message archiving system. Join via Zoom.


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

  • Proclamations
    • R2021-166 a resolution proclaiming September 2021 as “National Preparedness Month” in Pierce County.
    • R2021-167 a resolution proclaiming Sept. 22, 2021 as “Falls Prevention Awareness Day” in Pierce County.
  • Ordinances 
    • 2021-75s an ordinance amended Pierce County Code around the Boating Advisory Commission and establishing biannual meetings of the commission.
    • 2021-77 an ordinance declaring county-owned property at 7909 McKinley Avenue as surplus.
    • 2021-79 an ordinance amending Pierce County Code around Fireworks, granting authority to the Fire Marshal to issue a temporary ban on fireworks in unincorporated Pierce County if deemed a public safety risk and limiting the days they can be used to July 4 and Dec. 31.
    • 2021-80 an ordinance turning the Office of Communications into a Department of Communications.
    • 2021-84 an ordinance forming the Spanaway Lake Lake Management District No. 1 and establishing a hearing committee and appeal process.
    • 2021-86 an ordinance creating a Pierce County Commission on Refugee and Immigrant Affairs.
  • Resolutions
    • R2021-140 a resolution amending resolution R2019-123 to increase the size of the Rocky Creek Estuary project and authorizing the Executive to negotiate the purchase of additional property for this Conservation Futures-funded project.
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COVID-19 news and information

For the latest public health information about COVID-19 visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.

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.

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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