Council & Committee Meetings

  Notice: 
COVID-19 Stay Home–Stay Safe Order Requirements for Council Meetings
Due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Emergency Proclamations 20-25 and 20-28, in-person attendance by members of the public to Pierce County Council meetings is NOT permitted at this time. However, the County Council encourages public participation through remote access.

How to participate in Pierce County Council meetings

The public is always encouraged and welcome to participate in the public process of the County Council, however at this time in-person attendance is NOT permitted due to the Stay Home - Stay Safe proclamations. Instead members of the public may participate remotely by watching live broadcasts on Comcast 22; Click! 22/522 HD and Rainier Connect 20/513. They can also be watched live here.


To participate in the council’s weekly Citizen’s Forum, or to provide public testimony on ordinances and resolutions at regular Council Meetings (Tuesdays at 3 p.m.) call 253.215.8782 and use webinar ID 976-6178-7423. The Chair will notify those who call in when it is time to speak. 


The Council accepts public comment on all proposals before it takes actions at the meeting. Information on how to participate in committee meetings is available at the top of each meeting agenda.




Council Meetings and Committees 


The County Council functions through the work of its standing committees and regional committees, which scrutinize proposed legislation prior to consideration by the full Council. The Council’s review of ordinances, motions, and budgets help ensure that county government operates in an efficient, transparent, and cost-effective manner, with equal access for all county residents. Regional and external committees include elected officials and representatives from other jurisdictions.

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Pierce County Council Regular Meetings


 The County Council regularly meets every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
  


View the Weekly Meeting Schedule

Council Standing Committees & Committees of the Whole 

The Council has several standing committees that oversee specific functions of county government and a Committee of the Whole that includes all Councilmembers. They also work closely with elected officials from local jurisdictions on regional committees that address common interests in matters of policy, transit, public safety and health.

Rules and Operations
 

Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers

Community Development

1st and 3rd Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers

Economic Development & Infrastructure

2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers

Human Services


1st and 3rd Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers

Public Safety


2nd and 4th Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers

Study Sessions


Every Monday at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. in Council Chambers

Committee of the Whole

The Committee of the Whole may be convened to review and make recommendations on the annual Budget of the County, or where there is a need for the Council to have in-depth review and discussion on a topic or take leadership in a specific area significant to the county.


Performance Audits

The Performance Audits committee serves as the focal point of performance audit activities and oversees the performance audit program. Visit the website for more information.

Special Meetings

The Council occasionally conducts special meetings in addition to the Council’s regularly scheduled meetings. Click here for current Special Meeting notices.


Pierce County Council service on Outside Boards, Commissions, and Committees 

The duties of a Pierce County Councilmember extend far beyond their visible attendance at Council meetings in the County-City Building in Tacoma. State law requires them to serve on many regional governing boards in such critical areas as transportation, public health, criminal justice, and other quality of life issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries.


External Board or CommissionMember(s), Role
Alliance for a Healthy Sound - Executive Board

Derek Young, Member

Connie Ladenburg, Member

Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority
 "Sound Transit" Board
Executive Bruce Dammeier, Member
Council Continuity of Operations PlanJim McCune, Liaison 

Chris Carlson, Coordinator (Staff) 

Priscilla Martinez-Mejia, Coordinator Alternate (Staff)

Courthouse Security Standing CommitteeRebecca Champman (Staff)
Economic Development Board (EDB)Doug Richardson, Member
Marty Campbell, Non-voting Alternate
Executive Board of Crystal Judson Family Justice CenterMarty Campbell, Member
Connie Ladenburg, Member
Derek Young, Alternate
Pam Roach, Alternate    
Executive Board of Economic Development Corporation of Pierce County (EDCPC)Connie Ladenburg, Member
Marty Campbell, Alternate
Information Technology CommitteePriscilla Martinez-Mejia, Member (Staff)
Joint Determining Board

Doug Richardson, Member

Dave Morell, Member

Jim McCune, Member

Marty Campbell, Member

Connie Ladenburg, Member

Derek Young, Member

Pam Roach, Member   

Joint Municipal Action CommitteeMarty Campbell, Member
Connie Ladenburg, Member
Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Disability Board (LEOFF)Douglas G. Richardson, Member
Lodging Tax Advisory BoardDouglas G. Richardson, Member
Marty Campbell, Alternate
Nisqually River CouncilJim McCune, Member
Performance Audit CommitteeJim McCune, Member
Dave Morell, Member
Marty Campbell, Member
Pam Roach, Alternate
Pierce County Agricultural Advisory CommitteePam Roach, Ex-Officio
Pierce County Commission Against Domestic ViolenceMarty Campbell, Member
Connie Ladenburg, Alternate
Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of SupervisorsDoug Richardson, Member

Dave Morell, Member

Jim McCune, Member

Marty Campbell, Member

Connie Ladenburg, Member

Derek Young, Member

Pam Roach, Member  

Pierce County Law and Justice CouncilDouglas G. Richardson, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Pierce County Law and Justice Community Oversight CommitteeDoug Richardson, Member
Pierce County Law Library Board of TrusteesCouncil Chair, Member
Susan Long, Alternate (staff)
Pierce County Regional Council

Doug Richardson, Member

Dave Morell, Member

Derek Young, Member

Connie Ladenburg, Alternate

Jim McCune, Alternate

Marty Campbell, Alternate

Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of TrusteesPam Roach, Member
Jim McCune, Member

Marty Campbell, Alternate

Dave Morell, Alternate
Connie Ladenburg, Alternate

Doug Richardson, Alternate

Derek Young, Alternate

Pierce Transit BoardMarty Campbell, Member
Exec. Bruce Dammeier, Member
Pierce Transit-Pierce County Combined Communications Network Executive BoardDouglas G. Richardson, Member

Derek Young, Alternate

Public Facilities District Board of Directors (Convention Center)Connie Ladenburg, Member
Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District
Board of Directors
Marty Campbell, Member
Connie Ladenburg, Alternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Executive BoardBruce Dammeier, Member

Derek Young, Member

Douglas G. Richardson, Alternate

Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy BoardDerek Young, Member
Jim McCune, Alternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Operations CommitteeDerek Young, Member
Douglas Richardson, Alternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy BoardDouglas G. Richardson, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Puyallup/ White River Local Integrating Organization (LIO)Pam Roach, Member
Rainier Communications CommissionDerek Young, Member
Jeff Cox, Alternate (Staff)
Sewerage and/or Water General Plan Review CommitteeDerek Young, Member
Hugh Taylor, Alternate (Staff)
Solid Waste Advisory CommitteeHugh Taylor, Member (Staff)
South Sound Military and Communities Partnership -
Elected Officials Council
Douglas G. Richardson, Primary

Pam Roach, Alternate

Jim McCune, Alternate

Marty Campbell, Alternate

Dave Morell, Alternate

Connie Ladenburg, Alternate

Derek Young, Alternate

South Sound 911 Governing BoardDouglas G. Richardson, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Exec. Bruce Dammeier, Member
Sheriff Paul Pastor, Alternate
Tacoma Arts Live Board of TrusteesConnie Ladenburg, Member
Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory CommissionDistrict 7 Councilmember (Derek Young), Ex Officio
Hugh Taylor, Alternate (Staff)
Tacoma-Pierce County Health BoardDouglas G. Richardson, Member

Dave Morell, Member

Derek Young, Member

Marty Campbell, Alternate

Thun Field Airport Advisory CommissionDistrict 1 Councilmember (Dave Morell), Ex Officio
Hugh Taylor, Alternate (Staff)
Tourism Promotion Area Hotel CommissionDave Morell, Member
Connie Ladenburg, Alternate
Paul Bocchi, Alternate (Staff)
Transfer of Development Rights CommitteeJim McCune, Member
Derek Young, Alternate
Transportation Benefit District Governing Board

Doug Richardson, Member

Pam Roach, Member

Jim McCune, Member

Marty Campbell, Member

Dave Morell, Member

Connie Ladenburg, Member

Derek Young, Member

Washington State Association of Counties, Board of DirectorsDoug Richardson, Member
Jim McCune, Alternate
Washington State Association of Counties, Legislative Steering CommitteeExecutive or Designee, Member
Derek Young, Member
Jim McCune, Alternate
Doug Richarson, Alternate
Water Utility Coordinating CommitteeDerek young, Member
Hugh Taylor, Alternate (Staff)
West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery (WSPER)Derek Young, Member
Work Force Central

Marty Campbell, Member

Douglas G. Richardson, Alternate
Zoo and Trek Authority (ZTA)Marty Campbell, Member
Derek Young, Member

Dave Morell, Member

Per Resolution Nos. R2019-166.