City Government

City Government Divisions

The City of Sequim was incorporated in 1913. In 1995 the city residents voted to adopt the council-manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of elected officials who serve as the governing body. The city manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for directing staff in the accomplishment of the City Council goals and the efficient and effective operation of city government.

Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Department is responsible for managing the city’s financial and information technology operations.

Boards, Commissions & Committees

Find out more about citizen boards, commissions, and committees and how you can attend a meeting or get involved.

City Clerk

The City Clerk is responsible for the management of the city’s official records, public disclosure, City Council support, legal noticing, electronic records access, recording of legal documents, and special projects including the volunteer program.

City Council

Meet the Sequim City Council members and find out about attending a City Council meeting.

City Manager

The City Manager is the chief executive for the city and is responsible for all city staff.

Communications & Marketing

The Communications & Marketing Department helps to facilitate two-way communications between the City and Sequim residents and manages the tourism marketing program that is funded by lodging tax.

Community Development

The Department of Community Development provides a broad range of services to the community including comprehensive planning, development services, code compliance and education, and information.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides support to city employees and the community through employee recruitment and selection and the administration of personnel and human resources policies.

Legal Department

The Legal Department provides legal advice to city officials and staff and represents them in civil court and administrative proceedings.


Utilizing a combination of paid professional staff and volunteers, the Police Department provides the community with a host of services in security and safety.

Public Works

The Public Works Department provides vital city services including drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, street maintenance, bike lanes and trails, landscaping, parks construction and maintenance, solid waste management, building maintenance, vehicle maintenance, design and construction engineering services, traffic engineering, and city mapping.