City Council

Your City Council

Citizens are encouraged to communicate with their elected representatives. During each regular City Council meeting, the Council provides an open public comment period, but you can also send an email or call your Councilors.

PositionNameCalculated TermEmail
Council Position 1Kathy Downer01/01/2024 - 12/31/2027kdowner@sequimwa.gov
Council Position 2Dan Butler01/01/2024 - 12/31/2027dbutler@sequimwa.gov
Council Position 3Vicki Lowe11/23/2021 - 12/31/2025vlowe@sequimwa.gov
Council Position 4Rachel Anderson, Deputy Mayor11/23/2021 - 12/31/2025randerson@sequimwa.gov
Council Position 5Brandon Janisse, Mayor01/01/2022 - 12/31/2025bjanisse@sequimwa.gov
Council Position 6Harmony Rutter01/01/2024 - 12/31/2027hrutter@sequimwa.gov
Council Position 7Tom Ferrell01/01/2024 - 12/31/2027tferrell@sequimwa.gov

Sequim's Elected Representatives

The City Council is the city's legislative body, and Councilors are the elected representatives of people living in Sequim. Sequim operates with a Council-Manager form of government. The Council's principal job is making policy. Councilors appoint a City Manager who is the chief executive officer and head of the administrative branch implementing policy.

Sequim's voters elect seven, non-partisan Councilors to four-year terms on a citywide basis. Council elections are held in odd-numbered years. For more information on elections or how to register to vote visit Clallam County Elections.

Click the following link for more information on your City Council and their role and Sequim's government structure.

The latest  City Council Rules of  Procedure were adopted on January 8, 2024 by Resolution 2024-001.

Student Liaisons

Meet the Student Liaisons to the Sequim City Council.

Public Meetings

Councilors primarily accomplish their work during open public meetings held regularly on the second and fourth Monday of each month starting at 6 p.m. Councilors often hold work sessions prior to regular meetings at 5 p.m., and infrequently hold other special meetings. City Council meetings are held in person and through video conference. The public may attend by coming to the Council Chambers, joining the Zoom webinar, or participating via phone.

Attending Meetings:

The public may attend by coming to the Council Chambers, joining the Zoom webinar, or participating via phone.

  • To participate in person: Visit the Sequim Civic Center at 152 W Cedar St. The Council Chambers is on the first floor. 
  • To participate via Zoom: When a meeting is occurring, click this link: https://sequimwa-gov.zoom.us/j/86842041779
  • To participate by phone: Dial (253) 215-8782 and enter Webinar ID 868 4204 1779

Written comments may be delivered to the Civic Center or emailed to clerk@sequimwa.gov to be entered into the meeting record. Council will also take verbal comments during the meeting. 

Meeting Materials:

Agendas for all Council meetings are posted online no less than 24 hours in advance, and you can sign up to receive notification of agenda posting.