Government Structure

Sequim's Form of Government

The City of Sequim has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since a vote of the residents to adopt the plan in 1995. This system of local government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of the governing body (the City Council) and the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager (the city manager).

The City Council is elected by the citizens and is accountable to them. In turn, the city manager serves at the direction of the City Council, is accountable to them, and is responsible for accomplishing the goals and for the efficient and effective operation of city government.

For More Information

Read the City's Fact Sheet on the City Council-City Manager Form of Government

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's office for more information.