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The City of Mukilteo incorporated in May 1947 and operates as a non-charter code city with a Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor and seven City Councilmembers are non-partisan elected officials who serve four-year terms.  Municipal elections are held in November of odd-numbered years and terms are staggered so that no more than four positions are up for election every two years.

The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer and the official and ceremonial head of the City.  The Mayor proposes an Annual Budget to the City Council and presides over all meetings of the City Council.  The Mayor cannot vote on ordinances, franchises or licenses, or for payment of any City monies.

The City Council is the legislative body of the City.  It enacts laws and regulations, establishes policy direction for the City, establishes tax and fee rates, adopts an Annual Budget, and approves payments of all City monies.

COUNCIL MEETINGS
Council meetings are held in the City Hall Council Chambers on the first and third Mondays of each month beginning at 7:00 PM unless posted otherwise. Special Meetings may be called by the Mayor or Council as needed.

WORKSESSIONS
Worksessions are held as needed in the Council Chambers and are generally scheduled for the 2nd Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM.

GLOSSARY/LIST OF ACRONYMS
Ever wonder what an EIS is? NGPA? Conducting City business can typically involve using unfamiliar terms or acronyms that can be confusing.  We’ve tried to capture the most popular ones to help clarify or improve your understanding of these terms.  Click on the link to download or view the Glossary/List of Acronyms; for assistance, use the alpha bookmarks on the left side of the page to find what you’re looking for.

For those interested in planning terms and acronyms, please click List of Planning Acronyms to view/download the list from the National League of Cities and Urban Land Institute.

CONTACTING ELECTED OFFICIALS
The Mayor and Councilmembers actively encourage citizen participation and comments.  They can be reached individually via email at the addresses listed below or collectively.  You can also leave a message with the Executive Department at 425.263.8018.

Bob Champion

Council President

Council Position No. 2

Next Election: 2017

Bob Champion has again been selected to serve as Council President for 2017.   Champion holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the Ohio State University and has worked in aerospace for 33 years. Council President Champion is serving on the National League of Cities Information Technology Steering Committee, helping guide policy issues around these topics. He is also a member of the Association of Washington Cities’ Federal Committee.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

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Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.263.8018
Fax: 425.290.1013
Email Address: bchampion@mukilteowa.gov

Christine Cook

Councilmember

Council Position No. 7

Next Election: 2019

Christine Cook was appointed to the City Council on January 13, 2014 and elected in November 2015. She has been a Mukilteo resident for 14 years and served on the Parks and Arts Commission 2009 – 2013. Cook was a university based and clinical laboratory research technician and has actively volunteered for over 10 years in several of Mukilteo’s schools.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

 

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Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.263.8018
Fax: 425.290.1013
Email Address: ccook@mukilteowa.gov

Richard Emery

Councilmember

Council Position No. 6

Next Election: 2019

Richard Emery has been self-employed in the home construction and remodeling business since 1985.  He was initially appointed to the City Council in 2008 and elected to a 4-year term in 2010.  Richard has lived in Mukilteo since 2003.

Richard strongly supports sustainable communities and youth-related issues.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

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Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.263.8018
Fax: 425.290.1013
Email Address: remery@mukilteowa.gov

Randy Lord

Councilmember

Council Position No. 3

Next Election: 2017

Randy Lord has served on the City Council since 2006. Previously, he was a member of the City’s Parks and Arts Commission for 12 years.  Lord has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and a Masters of  Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.  He recently retired from the Boeing Company as a project manager.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

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Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.263.8018
Fax: 425.290.1013
Email Address: rlord@mukilteowa.gov

Steve Schmalz

Council Vice President

Council Position No. 4

Next Election: 2019

Steve Schmalz was elected to his second term in 2015 and again selected to serve as Vice President for 2017. Schmalz is a graduate of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University.  He is self-employed and serves several community groups, including the Mukilteo Arts Guild and the Waterfront Wednesdays group.  He is also involved in the Mukilteo Art Festival, Open Mic Night and the Mukilteo Folk and Bluegrass Festival.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

 

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Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.263.8018
Fax: 425.290.1013
Email Address: sschmalz@mukilteowa.gov

Ted Wheeler

Councilmember

Council Position No. 1

Next Election: 2017

Ted Wheeler was elected in 2013 to his first term on the City Council beginning January 1, 2014. Wheeler has been a Mukilteo resident for 13 years and has been a member of the Parks and Arts Commission and the Long Range Financial Planning Committee as well as the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association and the Japanese Gulch Group.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

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Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.263.8018
Fax: 4235.290.1013
Email Address: twheeler@mukilteowa.gov

Scott Whelpley

Councilmember

Council Position No. 5

Next Election: 2019

Scott Whelpley was elected to his first term on the City Council in November 2015. An Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, Scott was deployed five times after 9/11. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Social Psychology from Chico State University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

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Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.263.8018
Fax: 425.290.1013
Email Address: swhelpley@mukilteowa.gov
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