Council statement on fallen Deputy Daniel A. McCartney
The Pierce County Council is deeply saddened to learn of the senseless death of Deputy Daniel A. McCartney. There are no words that can adequately express our gratitude for his service to Pierce County, or our sorrow for his loss.
Deputy McCartney lost his life responding to a home invasion call just after 11:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2018, involving two suspects at a residence on 200th St. E. in the Frederickson area.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy McCartney, whose oath was to serve and protect those in his community.
Pierce County Council chooses leadership, committees for 2018
The seven-member Pierce County Council has elected its leadership and made assignments on Council committees and other boards and commissions.
In the Council meeting, Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson was re-elected Council Chair. Councilmember Dan Roach is Vice-Chair and Councilmember Connie Ladenburg is serving as Executive Pro-tempore. The chair presides at all regular Council meetings, while the Vice-Chair presides in the absence of the chair. The Executive Pro-tempore is a councilmember selected to perform some of the County Executive's duties in the event of the executive's absence or temporary disability.
Help Shape the Future of Pierce County Agriculture
The Pierce County Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the recently created Pierce County Agriculture Advisory Committee. The 13 member committee provides recommendations on issues that impact agriculture in Pierce County and acts as a forum for those interested in enhancing and promoting the long-term success of agriculture in the County.
The Council is the legislative branch of Pierce County government and is the policy-determining body of the County, as provided by the County Charter. The Council has all powers of the County not otherwise reserved to the people, the Executive, or general law.
The seven members are elected from each of seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 115,000 people (as of the 2010 Census) and is elected to a 4 year term.