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.

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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 (June 21)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee meeting to review agendas for June 28-July 2, 2021 and the June 29, 2021 meeting agenda. Other items for consideration include 2021-50 and 2021-51 ratifying collective bargaining agreements and proposal R2021-94 submitting the question of creating a lake management district for Spanaway Lake to property owners within the proposed district for a vote. Join via Zoom.


11 a.m.: Study Session to review upcoming meeting agendas, grants and amendments and administrative items. Join via Zoom.

1:30 p.m.: Community Development Committee meeting will consider 2021-47 an ordinance repealing Pierce County Code related to the coordinated water system plan and adopting a new plan and new section of Pierce County Code. Join via Zoom.


Tuesday (June 22)


9:30 a.m.: Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee will review 2021-37 an ordinance vacating a portion of right-of-way on 40th Street near Horsehead Bay and Locker Road; proposals 2021-38, 2021-40 and 2021-41 all granting a non-exclusive franchises for placement of water lines within county rights of way; and 2021-44 an ordinance adopting the Manual on Accommodating Utilities in existing Pierce County rights of way. Join via Zoom.


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


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

  • Ordinances:
    • 2021-44 an ordinance adopting the "Manual on Accommodating Utilities in existing Pierce County rights-of-way, 6th Edition”.
    • 2021-48 an ordinance proposing a Pierce County Charter Amendment to make the Pierce County Prosecutor Position non-partisan and placing it on the November 2021 ballot.

Wednesday (June 23)

10 a.m.: Performance Audit Committee will review a proposed contract for an evaluation of boards and commissions in Pierce County and receive a performance audit risk assessment report from George Skiles, Partner, Sjoberg Evashenk Consulting, Inc. Join via Zoom.

Thursday and Friday (June 24-25)

9:30 a.m.: Council will meet in a Special Study Session to begin the 2022-2023 Biennial Budget planning process. 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.

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Pierce County Council

930 Tacoma Avenue South Room 1046
Tacoma Wa 98402 

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

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