David Olson

Mayor

Term: 1/01/2022 - 12/31/2025

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Robert Stowe

Council Position No. 1

Term: 1/01/2020 - 12/31/2023

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Kermit Chamberlin

Council Position No. 2

Term: 1/01/2020 - 12/31/2023

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CeCelia Raglin

Council Position No. 3

Term: 1/01/2020 - 12/31/2023

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Jeanne Hendrickson

Council Position No. 4

Term: 1/01/2022 - 12/31/2025

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Laurel Waller

Council Position No. 5

Term: 1/01/2022 - 12/31/2025

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Councilmember

There are no Town Council vacancies at this time.

There is hereby a town council consisting of five elected members. All general municipal elections shall be held biennially in the odd-numbered years. The term of office shall be for four year terms, with three position at one election and two at the next.
Eligibility: Applications must be 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of the Town of Cathlamet for at least 12 months prior to appointment.

Training: Every member of the governing body of a public agency must complete training on the requirements of the OPMA & PRA no later than ninety days after the date the member assumes public office and such training must be repeated every 4-years while in office. (RCW 42.30.205; 42.56.150)

Availability: Attendance at regular Town Council meetings is required. Meetings occur on the first and third Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 p.m. If the scheduled meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting will take place the following day at the same time. Special meetings may also be called periodically, and Councilmembers may serve on committees and boards as a liaison for the Town.

Application: A completed Town of Cathlamet Council Vacancy Appointment Application must be upload to your website application submission or returned to the Clerk-Treasurer at Town Hall, 375 2nd Street, Cathlamet, WA 98612.
The salary for Positions 1, 2 and 3 is $50/month until January 1, 2024, then it will increase to $100/month. Positions 4 & 5 are currently $100/month.
CMC 2.00.020: The town council is the legislative authority of the town and has the power to enact laws and policies, consistent with state law, needed or desired to regulate local and municipal affairs within the jurisdiction of the town or its service areas. The council, comprised of five elected at-large council members, has the specific authority to: enact a town budget; define the powers, functions and duties of town officers and employees; fix the compensation of officers and employees; establish the working conditions of officers and employees; maintain retirement and pension systems; impose fines and penalties for the violation of city ordinances; enter into contracts; regulate the acquisition, sale, ownership and other disposition of real property; provide governmental, recreational, educational, cultural and social services; impose taxes and fees not otherwise prohibited by state law; cause the town to own and operate utilities; approve claims against the town; grant franchises for the use of public ways; and license, for the purpose of revenue and regulation, most any type of business. The council also is authorized to establish rules governing its own procedures, including for public meetings and hearings; and exercise all other authorities and perform all other duties and functions for councils as provided by state statute. 
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The Town of Cathlamet operates under a strong Mayor form of government with 5 Councilmembers each serving 4-year terms.  Positions are staggered so that not all council members come up for election in the same year. The structure of the Mayor-Council Plan of Government is specified by the State of Washington Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Title 35.27 RCW, "Towns".

The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Town, in charge of carrying out the policies set by the Town Council, and also chairs the council meetings. The Mayor is not a council member, but can vote in some special circumstances.

The Town Council is the legislative authority of the Town and has the power to enact laws and policies, consistent with state law, needed or desired to regulate affairs within the jurisdiction of the Town or its service areas.

Regular Council meetings are held on the (1st) first and (3rd) third Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm, in the DeBriae Meeting Room of the Fire Hall located at 255 2nd Street in Cathlamet, WA. If the meeting falls on a state holiday, the meeting shall take place the following day at the same time and place. *Please note: all meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Meeting ID: 789 428 4989 & Password: 418781.

Liaison positions are individually selected by the Town Council. A liaison's remarks do not represent the views of the entire Council, Town, Mayor or staff. We do recommend that citizens with questions contact the Councilmember (or Staff) with the liaison role they are inquiring about, as that will be the person with the most information on that subject or department.

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