Pierce County Council chooses leadership, committees for 2018
The seven-member Pierce County Council has elected its leadership and made assignments on Council committees and other boards and commissions.
In the Council meeting, Pierce County Councilmember Doug Richardson was re-elected Council Chair. Councilmember Dan Roach is Vice-Chair and Councilmember Connie Ladenburg is serving as Executive Pro-tempore. The chair presides at all regular Council meetings, while the Vice-Chair presides in the absence of the chair. The Executive Pro-tempore is a councilmember selected to perform some of the County Executive's duties in the event of the executive's absence or temporary disability.
The Council is the legislative branch of Pierce County government and is the policy-determining body of the County, as provided by the County Charter. The Council has all powers of the County not otherwise reserved to the people, the Executive, or general law.
The seven members are elected from each of seven contiguous and equally populated districts. Each county councilmember represents a district having a population of approximately 115,000 people (as of the 2010 Census) and is elected to a 4 year term.