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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/COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Worksessions may be held as part of a consolidated Council Committee meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in Council Chambers 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.  You can view the Glossary/List of Acronyms, and 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, we have a List of Planning Acronyms to view/download 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 at elected@mukilteowa.gov.  Councilmembers are not assigned offices at Mukilteo City Hall.

You can also leave a message with the Executive Department at 425.263.8018.

Elected City Councilmembers are listed in alphabetical order.

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Bob Champion

Councilmember

Infrastructure CommitteeCouncil Position No. 2

Next Election: 2021

Bob Champion served as Council President from 2015 to 2017.   Champion holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the Ohio State University and has worked in aerospace for over 35 years. Councilmember 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

Photo of Bob Champion

Contact Information

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

Christine Cook

Council Vice President

 

Council Position No. 7

Next Election: 2019

Christine Cook was elected to serve as Council Vice President in 2018. She was appointed to the City Council on January 13, 2014 and elected in November 2015. She has been a Mukilteo resident for over 16 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 2015.  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

Sarah Kneller

Councilmember

Council Position No. 3

Next Election: 2021

Sarah Kneller was elected to her first term on the City Council in November 2017.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

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Contact Information

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

Anna Rohrbough

Councilmember

Council Position No. 1

Next Election: 2021

Anna Rohrbough was elected to her first term on the City Council in November 2017.  Ms. Rohrbough graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Economics and Political Science, and is the CEO of her own business, AR Leadership LLC.  She is a certified leadership and speaker coach.

Mukilteo Boards, Commissions & Committees

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Contact Information

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

Steve Schmalz

Council President

Council Position No. 4

Next Election: 2019

Steve Schmalz was elected to serve as Council President for 2018. He was elected to his second term in 2015 and served 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

 

Photo of Steve Schmalz

Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.263.8018
Fax: 425.290.1013
Email Address: sschmalz@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

Photo of Scott Whelpley

Contact Information

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