Tumwater

city council and mayor

The City of Tumwater utilizes the Mayor-Council form of government. The seven (7) council members are elected to 4-year staggered terms from the city as a whole (they do not come from or represent districts), as is the mayor who is elected separately from the council. The City Council acts as the legislative body for the city, setting policy and direction. The Mayor acts as the executive officer for the city, serving as presiding officer at Council meetings and supervising operations of the city and its appointed officials and employees. The City Administrator, who is appointed by the mayor, oversees the day-to-day operations of the city.

The council position formerly held by Nicole Hill is now vacant

  • The City of Tumwater has received applications from and determined the following applicants met qualifications to fill this position: Jonathan Kaplan, Leatta Dahlhoff, Renee Radcliff Sinclair, Joel Hansen, Nam Nguyen, and Chelsea Rustad
  • The City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Saturday, February 24, beginning at 9:45am, at the Tumwater Fire Department Headquarters, Training Room, at 311 Israel Rd SW, in Tumwater to interview and then confer about the candidates in open session.
  • The Council may select a replacement at that meeting and appoint a new Councilmember by formal motion, or could schedule an additional round of interviews. The newly-appointed Councilmember for the open position is tentatively scheduled to be sworn in at the Tuesday, March 6, 2018, regular meeting of the City Council.

 

Mayor Pete Kmet

  • re-elected as Mayor in November 2017
  • Phone: (360) 754-4120
  • Email: pkmet@ci.tumwater.wa.us
  • additional information may be found about the mayor here

Councilmember Joan Cathey, Mayor Pro Tem

  • current term on the Council runs through 2019
  • Phone: (360) 754-4120
  • Email: jcathey@ci.tumwater.wa.us
  • additional information may be found about this council member here

Councilmember Michael Althauser

  • Newly elected to the Council in November 2017
  • Phone: (360) 754-4120
  • Email: malthauser@ci.tumwater.wa.us
  • additional information may be found about this council member here

Councilmember Neil McClanahan

  • current term on the Council runs through 2019
  • Phone: (360) 754-4120
  • Email: nmcclanahan@ci.tumwater.wa.us
  • additional information may be found about this council member here

Councilmember Tom Oliva

  • current term on the Council runs through 2019
  • Phone: (360) 754-4120
  • Email: toliva@ci.tumwater.wa.us
  • additional information may be found about this council member here

Councilmember Debbie Sullivan

  • current term on the Council runs through 2019
  • Phone: (360) 754-4120
  • Email: dsullivan@ci.tumwater.wa.us
  • additional information may be found about this council member here

Councilmember Eileen Swarthout

  • current term on the Council runs through 2019
  • Phone: (360) 754-4120
  • Email: eswarthout@ci.tumwater.wa.us
  • additional information may be found about this council member here