Fife City Council and Mayor
The Fife City Council consists of seven members, elected to four year terms. The Council serves as the legislative branch of Fife's government. They are responsible for establishing policy, voting appropriations, developing the City's vision and mission, and passing local ordinances, resolutions, and proclamations. They are also responsible for appointing the City Manager and the members of the City's Commissions.
City Council Vacancy
Interested in serving the citizens of Fife as a City Councilmember?
Fife City Council is accepting applications for the unexpired term of Position 3; applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The appointee will serve until the November 2015 General Election results are certified.
To be appointed to the Fife City Council, an individual must have resided within the Fife City limits for a minimum of one year at the time of assuming office, be a registered voter, and be 18 years of age or over. These are the same minimum requirements that apply per State law to elected Councilmembers.
Appointment to the Fife City Council will require your attendance at numerous regularly scheduled and special meetings which occur in the evening, on weekends, and during the weekday. City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm or later. There is a need, more often than not, for a Council Executive Session which would be held at 6:00pm prior to a regular City Council meeting. Special Study Sessions are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm.
Councilmembers also serve on Council Committees, regional and intergovernmental boards and commissions, and represent the City Council at various community functions. An estimate of the MINIMUM number of hours dedicated to Council activities is about 10-15 hours per week. Councilmember monthly salary is $526.00.
For further information and to obtain an application please visit our website www.cityoffife.org or contact Brodie Rota, Executive Assistant, (253) 896-8602 or via e-mail, email@example.com.
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The Mayor and Deputy Mayor
The Mayor is the leader of the City Council, and is elected by the other City Council members from within their ranks. The Mayor serves as the chair of the City Council, and also represents the City on ceremonial occasions like project dedications and City festivals. The day to day administration of the City is the responsibility of the City Manager, reports to the Council. The Mayor is elected to a two year term.
The Deputy Mayor takes on the mayoral duties in his/her absence, and serves as the chair of Council Study Sessions. The Deputy Mayor is elected to a one year term.
Everyone is encouraged to attend regular Council Meetings and make a difference in your community. Study Sessions, held on the third Tuesday of each month, are issue-specific working sessions, and public comment is not received.
- Fife City Council Meetings
- Second and fourth Tuesday of each month
- 7:00 p.m.
- Fife Council Chambers, City Hall
You can watch meetings online or on TV, and view documents from past meetings on our Meetings page.
City Council Goals
Each year, the Fife City Council sets goals for the following calendar year. You can find the City Council goals for recent years below:
The Council welcomes public input. Comments to the City Council can be submitted in written form or given during the Public Comment periods at regular City Council Meetings.
If you comment at a Council Meeting, you will be asked to:
- Sign up on the sheet located at the Council Chambers entrance.
- Give your full name and address prior to your comment.
- Limit your comments to five minutes.
To submit written comments or ask questions about public comments, please contact the City Clerk at (253) 896-8613 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fife City Hall
5411 23rd Street East
Fife, WA 98424