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.
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:
City Council Meeting Procedures
The Fife City Council has adopted Council Procedures in order to provide for the efficient operation of City Council meetings. The current City Council Procedures are provided 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