The Town of Cathlamet is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Town Council. The term of office will begin immediately upon appointment and continue until a qualified person is elected to fill the unexpired term. A completed Town of Cathlamet Council Vacancy Appointment Application must be uploaded to your website application submission.


Eligibility: Applicants must be a registered voter of the Town of Cathlamet and a reside within town-limits.

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 uploaded to your website application submission or returned to the Clerk-Treasurer at Town Hall, 375 2nd Street, Cathlamet, WA 98612 or via email to

Skills & Abilities

Salary & Schedule

For Positions 1, 2 and 3, the salary will be $50 per month until January 1, 2024, then it will increase to $100 per month. Salaries for positions 4 and 5 are $100 per month.
Attendance is required at regular meetings, which are held each month on the first and third Monday at 6:00 p.m.


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.