City Council

Council Meetings

6 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month

Snohomish School District Resource Center

George Gilbertson Boardroom
1601 Avenue D
Snohomish, WA 98290


All meetings are open to the public. 


The City Council Chambers are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need specialized accommodations, please provide 5 days advanced notice by contacting the City Clerk's Office at 360-568-3115. 


Public Comment

Public comments are welcome at all City Council meetings. Meetings begin with a public comment period where citizens can speak on any city-related topic. Citizens may also comment on Public Hearings, Action or Discussion items during the meeting. Comments should generally be limited to 3 minutes in length.


Public hearings offer particular opportunities for citizens to comment on important issues such as new ordinances, City budget, comprehensive plan amendments or adoption, and interlocal agreements.


Council Workshops, which precede council meetings, are for council information and discussion only. No citizen comments are accepted.


Council Agenda

Get an overview of Upcoming Council Agendas on our webpage, or download a PDF for detailed current and past agenda materials. 


Mayor and Councilmembers

Council 2018

Front Row L-R: Councilmember Karen Guzak, Mayor John T. Kartak, Councilmember Linda Redmon

Second Row L-R: Councilmember Lynn Schilaty, Council President Jason Sanders, Councilmembers Tom Merrill, Steve Dana, Larry Countryman


The Mayor and City Council is made up of the following elected community members:


Function of the Mayor and Council

The seven-member City Council is responsible for the legislative function of and the overall vision for the City. The Council adopts ordinances and resolutions, sets policies, approves contracts and budgets.  


City Council members are elected to four-year terms and serve part-time and do not maintain office hours at City Hall.


The Mayor, John Kartak, was elected in November 2017 to implement Council policies and administer the day-to-day business of the City. The Mayor appoints individuals to boards and commissions.  


Filling of Vacant City Council Position No. 1 by a former City of Snohomish Councilmember

The City is requesting applications from former City of Snohomish Councilmembers to fill a vacant position on the Council for approximately three months (August 20, 2019 to certification of election results in November 2019). Councilmember Lynn Schilaty, who served on Council since 2008, informed the City that her last day on the Council was June 30, 2019. At its July 16 meeting, the Council considered several alternatives to fill the vacant position, and voted unanimously (6-0) to advertise the position to former Snohomish Councilmembers.


If you are former City of Snohomish Councilmember, please consider applying. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Please apply online, or contact Pat Adams at adams@snohomishwa.gov for application information.


All applicants will be asked to attend the August 20, 2019 Council meeting which starts at 6:00 p.m. Applicants will be asked to provide up to a 3 minute presentation at the meeting describing their prior experience and why they wish to serve.


After hearing from each of the candidates, the Council may, at its option, vote that night and make an appointment on August 20. The final candidate would then be sworn into office immediately after the appointment.