Pierce County Council

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Due to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Emergency Proclamations 20-25 and 20-28, the Office of the Pierce County Council is required to be closed to the public.  Our office can be contacted at 253.798.7777 or contact the appropriate staffThe Pierce County Council provides remote access and participation in its meetings. Learn how to get involved.
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About the Council

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. Members are elected from seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 125,000 people and is elected to four year terms.

Dave Morell (Placeholder Image)
Dave Morell
District 1
Vice-Chair
Pam Roach
District 2


Jim McCune
District 3


Connie
Ladenburg

District 4

Marty
Campbell

District 5

Douglas
Richardson

District 6 
Chair
Derek Young
District 7
Executive Pro-Tem

What’s on the agenda?


Each week the Pierce County Council holds a series of meetings to discuss and review ordinances, motions and budgets to ensure county government operates in an efficient, transparent and cost-effective manner with equal access for all county residents.


Members meet as a collective body every Tuesday at 3 p.m. for the Pierce County Council regular meeting. Other meetings include standing committees, where proposed legislation is discussed prior to consideration by the full Council.


Here are some of the items before the Council this week:


Monday (Aug. 17)

  • 11 a.m.: Study Session includes a presentation by Port of Tacoma Commission President John McCarthy on the Port’s Strategic Plan update currently underway.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Special meeting of the Committee of the Whole to review CARES Act weekly report and 2020-2021 biennial budget review.


Tuesday (Aug. 18)

  • 9:30 a.m.: Human Services Committee will review violence prevention funding recommendations and critical time intervention.
  • 3 p.m. Regular meeting. View the agenda (agendas are posted online by the Friday before the meeting).


Wednesday (Aug. 19)

  • 1:30 p.m.: Special Meeting of the Community Development Committee will be a study session on the proposed update to the community plans for Frederickson, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, Mid-County and South Hill. The update focuses on centers and corridors. Public comment will be accepted at this meeting.


View the complete meeting schedule for the week and find proposed legislation and discussion items by clicking on the respective committee pages.

Latest Council action


Pierce County Council establishes youth and young adult jobs program

To connect more young people to jobs in Pierce County, the County Council unanimously approved an initiative aimed at youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25.

Read more.


Pierce County Council expands support to help more local businesses

The Pierce County Council passed two ordinances aimed at making more funding available to local businesses struggling from impacts of COVID-19.

Read more.

COVID-19 Information


CARES Act funds for business and residents

Visit the Pierce County Economic Development CARES Act Relief website to see whether your business is eligible for assistance.

Pierce County Human Services has information on available programs for residents including rental and mortgage assistance, child care vouchers, veterans programs, homeless resources and more. 


Pierce County is in Phase 2 of state's Safe Start plan

Learn more about Safe Start Pierce County

For the latest public health information about COVID-19 in Pierce County visit the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.


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  1. Pierce County Council establishes youth and young adult jobs program

    To connect more young people to jobs in Pierce County, the County Council unanimously approved an initiative aimed at youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25. Read on...
  2. Pierce County Council expands support to help more local business

    The Pierce County Council passed two ordinances aimed at making more funding available to local businesses struggling from impacts of COVID-19. Read on...
  3. Pierce County Council authorizes release of remaining CARES Act funding

    The Pierce County Council released the remaining federal CARES Act funding it received to be available for distribution to assist with the response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Read on...
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Pierce County Council

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Tacoma Wa 98402 


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Phone: (253) 798-7777
Toll Free: (800) 992-2456
Fax: (253) 798-7509
Email: pccouncil@piercecountywa.gov

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