Council & Committee Meetings

  Notice: 
COVID-19 Stay Home–Stay Safe Order Requirements for Council Meetings
Due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Emergency Proclamations 20-25 and 20-28, in-person attendance by members of the public to Pierce County Council meetings is NOT permitted at this time. However, the County Council encourages public participation through remote access.

How to participate in Pierce County Council meetings

The Pierce County Council values input from constituents and takes public comment on all ordinances before the Council for review and consideration.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the Council has prioritized citizen comment and allowed the opportunity for public comment at its meetings – not just through written comment, but real-time during meetings. 

Due to the Stay Home-Stay Safe proclamations, in-person attendance is NOT permitted at this time. Instead people may attend and comment at meetings virtually through Zoom, either by video or phone call.

Follow these instructions to provide public comment at a Council or committee meeting.


Watch on television

Watch live broadcasts on Comcast 22; Click! 22/522 HD and Rainier Connect 20/513. Or, watch online here.

Council Meetings and Committees 

The County Council functions through the work of its standing committees and regional committees, which review proposed legislation prior to consideration by the full Council. The Council’s review of ordinances, motions, and budgets help ensure that county government operates in an efficient, transparent, and cost-effective manner, with equal access for all county residents. Regional and external committees include elected officials and representatives from other jurisdictions.

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Pierce County Council Regular Meetings


 The County Council regularly meets every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
  


View the Weekly Meeting Schedule

Council Standing Committees & Committees of the Whole 

The Council has several standing committees that oversee specific functions of county government and a Committee of the Whole that includes all Councilmembers. They also work closely with elected officials from local jurisdictions on regional committees that address common interests in matters of policy, transit, public safety and health.

Rules and Operations
 

Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers

Community Development

1st and 3rd Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers

Economic & Infrastructure 

Development

2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers

Human Services


1st and 3rd Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers

Public Safety


2nd and 4th Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Council Chambers

Study Sessions


Every Monday at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. in Council Chambers

Committee of the Whole

The Committee of the Whole may be convened to review and make recommendations on the annual Budget of the County, or where there is a need for the Council to have in-depth review and discussion on a topic or take leadership in a specific area significant to the county.


Performance Audits

The Performance Audits committee serves as the focal point of performance audit activities and oversees the performance audit program. Visit the website for more information.

Special Meetings

The Council occasionally conducts special meetings in addition to the Council’s regularly scheduled meetings. Click here for current Special Meeting notices.


Pierce County Council service on Outside Boards, Commissions, and Committees 

The duties of a Pierce County Councilmember extend far beyond their visible attendance at Council meetings in the County-City Building in Tacoma. State law requires them to serve on many regional governing boards in such critical areas as transportation, public health, criminal justice, and other quality of life issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries.


External Board or CommissionMember(s), Role
Alliance for a Healthy Sound - Executive Board

Derek Young, Member

Jani Hitchen, Member

Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority
"Sound Transit" Board
Executive Bruce Dammeier, Member
Council Continuity of Operations PlanDave Morell, liaison 

Chris Carlson, Coordinator (Staff) 

Priscilla Martinez-Mejia, Coordinator Alternate (Staff)

Courthouse Security Standing CommitteeRebecca Chapman (Staff)
Economic Development Board (EDB)Marty Campbell, Member
Dave Morell, Non-voting Alternate
Executive Board of Crystal Judson Family Justice CenterMarty Campbell, Member
Jani Hitchen, Member
Derek Young, Alternate
Hans Zeiger, Alternate    
Executive Board of Economic Development Corporation of Pierce County (EDCPC)Marty Campbell, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Information Technology CommitteePriscilla Martinez-Mejia, Member (Staff)
Joint Determining Board

Dave Morell, Member

Hans Zeiger, Member

Amy Cruver, Member

Ryan Mello, Member

Marty Campbell, Member

Jani Hitchen, Member

Derek Young, Member   

Joint Municipal Action CommitteeMarty Campbell, Member
Ryan Mello, Member
Law Enforcement Officers’ and Fire Fighters’ Disability Board (LEOFF)Amy Cruver, Member
Lodging Tax Advisory BoardAmy Cruver, Member
Jani Htichen, Alternate
Nisqually River CouncilAmy Cruver, Member
Performance Audit CommitteeAmy Cruver, Member
Jani Hitchen, Member
Ryan Mello, Member
Hans Zeiger, Alternate
Pierce County Agricultural Advisory CommitteeMarty Campbell, Ex-Officio
Pierce County Commission Against Domestic ViolenceMarty Campbell, Member
Jani Hitchen, Alternate
Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of SupervisorsDave Morell, Member

Hans Zeiger, Member

Amy Cruver, Member

Ryan Mello, Member

Marty Campbell, Member

Jani Hitchen, Member

Derek Young, Member  

Pierce County Law and Justice CouncilDerek Young, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Pierce County Law and Justice Community Oversight CommitteeDerek Young, Member
Pierce County Law Library Board of TrusteesCouncil Chair, Member
Susan Long, Alternate (staff)
Pierce County Regional Council

Dave Morell, Member

Ryan Mello, Member

Derek Young, Member

Marty Campbell, Alternate

Jani Hitchen, Alternate

Hans Zeiger, Alternate

Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of TrusteesDave Morell, Member
Hans Zeiger, Member

Marty Campbell, Alternate

Amy Cruver, Alternate

Jani Hitchen, Alternate

Ryan Mello, Alternate

Derek Young, Alternate

Pierce Transit BoardMarty Campbell, Member
Ryan Mello, Member
Pierce Transit-Pierce County Combined Communications Network Executive BoardHans Zeiger, Member

Amy Cruver, Alternate

Public Facilities District Board of Directors (Convention Center)Jani Hitchen, Member
Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District
Board of Directors
Dave Morell, Member
Marty Campbell, Alternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Executive BoardBruce Dammeier, Member

Derek Young, Member

Dave Morell, Alternate

Puget Sound Regional Council Growth Management Policy BoardHans Zeiger, Member
Ryan Mello, Alternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Operations CommitteeDerek Young, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Policy BoardRyan Mello, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Puyallup/ White River Local Integrating Organization (LIO)Hans Zeiger, Member
Rainier Communications CommissionDerek Young, Member
Jeff Cox, Alternate (Staff)
Sewerage and/or Water General Plan Review CommitteeJani Hitchen, Member
Hugh Taylor, Alternate (Staff)
Solid Waste Advisory CommitteeTom Swanson, Member (Staff)
South Sound Military and Communities Partnership -
Elected Officials Council
Jani Hitchen, Primary

Marty Campbell, Alternate

Amy Cruver, Alternate

Ryan Mello, Alternate

Dave Morell, Alternate

Derek Young, Alternate

Hans Zeiger, Alternate

South Sound 911 Governing BoardDerek Young, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Exec. Bruce Dammeier, Member
Sheriff Ed Troyer, Alternate
Tacoma Arts Live Board of TrusteesMarty Campbell, Member
Tacoma Narrows Airport Advisory CommissionDistrict 7 Councilmember (Derek Young), Ex Officio
Hugh Taylor, Alternate (Staff)
Tacoma-Pierce County Health BoardMarty Campbell, Member

Dave Morell, Member

Derek Young, Member

Jani Hitchen, Alternate

Thun Field Airport Advisory CommissionDistrict 1 Councilmember (Dave Morell), Ex Officio
Hugh Taylor, Alternate (Staff)
Tourism Promotion Area Hotel CommissionAmy Cruver, Member
Dave Morell, Alternate
Paul Bocchi, Alternate (Staff)
Transfer of Development Rights CommitteeHans Zeiger, Member
Ryan Mello, Alternate
Transportation Benefit District Governing Board

Dave Morell, Member

Hans Zeiger, Member

Amy Cruver, Member

Ryan Mello, Member

Marty Campbell, Member

Jani Hitchen, Member

Derek Young, Member

Washington State Association of Counties, Board of DirectorsRyan Mello, Member
Derek Young, Alternate
Washington State Association of Counties, Legislative Steering CommitteeExecutive or Designee, Member
Derek Young, Member
Ryan Mello, Alternate
Water Utility Coordinating CommitteeDerek young, Member
Hugh Taylor, Alternate (Staff)
West Sound Partners for Ecosystem Recovery (WSPER)Derek Young, Member
Work Force Central

Marty Campbell, Member

Jani Hitchen, Alternate
Zoo and Trek Authority (ZTA)Marty Campbell, Member
Amy Cruver, Member

Dave Morell, Member

Per Resolution No. R2020-132.