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9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7793
Fax: 206.275.7663
Contact: Ali Spietz, City Clerk
Email: council@mercergov.. . .
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The City of Mercer Island operates under the Council/Manager form of government. In this form, the City Council of seven elected members hires a City Manager to act as Chief Executive of the City. The City Manager reports directly to the Council and carries out their policy directions. Council's vision statement and annual retreat outcomes provide a framework for city operations.

Councilmembers listen to their constituents, the Island residents, and also receive advice and help from the Council-appointed Boards and Commissions. The Council is vitally interested in hearing the voices of all the residents and in increasing citizen involvement. All Councilmembers serve at large for a standard term of four years; appointees filling vacated seats generally serve a shorter term. Every other January, the Council itself selects a Mayor and Deputy Mayor from among the seven councilmembers for a two-year period.


The Open Government Trainings Act enacted by the 2014 Legislature (ESB 5964, Laws of 2014, Ch. 66) requires training for some local government officials in the fundamentals of the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), Public Records Act (PRA), and records retention requirements. Click here to view more information and links to training videos to fulfill this requirement.
 

City Council Meetings

Unless otherwise posted, Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall (9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040) on the first and third Mondays every month; Special Meetings and Study Sessions begin at 6:00 pm; Regular Meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

To view City Council meetings as they occur live or view footage of past meetings (from 2011 to present) go to the City Council Meetings - Agendas, Minutes & Videos page.  Also included are links to agendas, the documents for each agenda item, and minutes (if available).

Click here to view agendas and minutes from Council meetings prior to 2011.

Click here for definitions of commonly used terms on Council meeting agendas.

Click here for information about speaking at Council meetings (Appearances) and the Council Chambers Code of Conduct.


Council meetings also air live on MI-TV (Channel 21) and are typically rebroadcast at 10:00 am T/Th/Sa/Su and 7:00 pm M/W/F.

 

Mercer Island City Council

Bruce Bassett Mayor

bruce.bassett@mercergov.org

(206) 275-7991

Debbie Bertlin - Deputy Mayor

debbie.bertlin@mercergov.org

(206) 275-7995

Dan Grausz Councilmember

dan.grausz@mercergov.org

(206) 275-7994

Jeff Sanderson - Councilmember

jeff.sanderson@mercergov.org

(206) 275-7997

Wendy Weiker Councilmember

wendy.weiker@mercergov.org

(206) 275-7992

David Wisenteiner Councilmember

david.wisenteiner@mercergov.org

(206) 275-7996

Benson Wong - Councilmember

benson.wong@mercergov.org

(206) 275-7993

You can also email council@mercergov.org to reach all of the members of the City Council. 

Click here for a printable roster.



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City Council Proclamation: Immigration Day of Action
Mar 21, 2017 -  At its regular Monday meeting this week, the Mercer Island City Council joined with the U.S. Conference of Mayors in proclaiming a National Immigration Day of Action for Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Mayor Bassett used the occasion to declare the City's solidarity with the immigra...  Read more... 
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City Council Regular Meeting
Monday, April 03, 2017
City Council regular meetings are held on the first and third Mondays every month at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers (9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040), unless otherwise posted (click here for agendas). Special Meetings and Study Sessions usually begin at 6:00 pm. Me...  Read more... 
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