Everett City Council

Everett City Council is the city's governing body. Council comprises seven non-partisan Councilmembers – two at-large and five district representatives – who are elected to serve four-year terms advocating for Everett residents.

Together, the Mayor and Councilmembers establish policies, determine goals, objectives and direction for city services and adopt annual operating budgets for all City of Everett departments.

As a matter of open government and transparency, the Everett City Council strives to engage the public in a civil and democratic process. As the policy-setting and oversight body for the City, the design of the City's democracy as outlined in the Charter is that the legislative branch sets the policy, and the administrative branch carries it out. 

Meeting Schedule

The council meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Everett City Council Chambers, located in the Everett Police Department North Precinct at 3002 Wetmore Ave. Meetings are open to the public. In-person and virtual public comments are welcomed and appreciated.

To sign up for in-person public comments, arrive at City Council Chambers before the meeting begins and complete the sign-up sheet. For virtual comment, sign up online by 6 p.m. on the day of the council meeting to receive a Zoom link and phone number.

Please note that everyone is required to go through a metal detector before entering Everett City Council Chambers. Only City of Everett staff with proper credentials are permitted to bypass the metal detector. The public and city staff are permitted to bring personal items such as purses, bags and laptop computers into City Council Chambers.

Meet Your Everett City Councilmembers

We are proud to represent our community. Our Councilmembers prioritize collaborating with city officials and locals to create solutions that make Everett an attractive place to visit, work or live.

Interested in getting to know your City Council? Click the images below to read bios and discover info about districts, neighborhoods and more!

Mayor Cassie Franklin
At Large President - Brenda Stonecipher
At Large - Judy Tuohy
District 1 - Mary Fosse
District 2 - Paula Rhyne
District 3 - Don Schwab
District 4 - Liz Vogeli
District 5 - Ben Zarlingo

Additional Resources

Find information on City Council meetings, public comments and more.

Council Meeting Documents
Read past and current agendas and minutes of City Council meetings.

Archived City Council Agendas & Minutes
Search for and view past City Council meeting minutes in the City's Digital Records Center.

Public Comment Sign Up Form
Sign up for public comment at an upcoming a City Council meeting via Zoom.

Watch Archived Meetings
View videos of past council and committee meetings.

City Council Meeting Information
Find more information about the council's five working committees

City Council Districts
Explore City Council districting, which was approved by Everett voters in Nov. 2018. Voters selected a total of 5 districts and 2 at-large positions.