Pierce County Council chooses leadership for 2021, welcomes new members
Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young was elected Council Chairman for 2021 by his peers at a Jan. 5 regular meeting. A day earlier, four new members were sworn into office.
Additional leadership positions selected Tuesday included Councilmember Dave Morell as vice chairman and Councilmember Marty Campbell as executive pro tem.
The chairman presides at all regular council meetings, while the vice chairman presides in the absence of the chairman. The executive pro tem is a councilmember selected to perform some of the County Executive's duties in the event of the executive's absence or temporary disability.
At a Jan. 4, 2021 special meeting, Council’s newest members officially took office. They include District 2 representative Hans Zeiger, District 3 representative Amy Cruver, District 4 representative Ryan Mello and District 6 representative Jani Hitchen.