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 19)

10 a.m.: Rules and Operations committee meeting to review agendas for April 26-30, 2021, the April 27, 2021 meeting agenda, resolution R2021-51 related to storm drainage and stormwater management utility and a motion authorizing the Council Chair to execute a contract amendment on behalf of Council for the contract with DLR Group for an evaluation of underutilized space for use in providing homeless services. 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.: Community Development Committee meeting will preview 2021-26 an ordinance adopting amendments to Pierce County Code Title 19A related to the Comprehensive Plan. Join via Zoom.



Tuesday (April 20)


9:30 a.m.: Human Services Committee meeting will receive a presentation from Valeo on its supporting homelessness through vocation program, and a presentation on the strategic alliance to end family violence. 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 the re-appointment of one member and appointment of  a new member to the Pierce County Conservation Futures and Open Space Citizens’ Advisory board and three proclamations recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Day, Earth Day and longtime Fire Commissioner Dale Mitchell for his service.

Thursday (April 21)

1 p.m.: Special meeting of the Committee of the Whole to discuss how to disburse the federal American Rescue Plan Act funds. Join via Zoom.

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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

Learn more about what's open in Phase 2.


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 

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Phone: (253) 798-7777
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Email: [email protected]

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