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For general comments or questions to the City Council please use the online City Council Feedback form or for individual email addresses, click on the linked names in the Council Members table.

2014 City Council Group Photo

Councilmember (7 positions): 4 Year Term

Council President and Vice President: 1 year terms, elected by the Council from within the Council

The City of Lynnwood has a strong Mayor/Council form of government. The seven Councilmembers are elected directly by the people for staggered four-year terms, representing the community at large rather than individual districts or areas of the City.

Among the Council's primary duties are to make laws, adopt regulations and budgets, levy taxes, authorize public improvements, provide for public safety and health, approve board and commission appointments, and oversee a wide-ranging agenda for the citizens.

City Council Members welcome your attendance and participation at their meetings. The agenda provides for citizen comments under the oral communications section. You may also comment during public hearings. All business (except executive sessions) is conducted in public and citizens are welcome to attend and listen. At executive sessions the Council by law may discuss only such items as personnel matters, property acquisition and disposition, and litigation.

Parking and meeting rooms are accessible for persons with disabilities. Contact the City at (425) 670-6613 with 24-hour advance notice for special accommodations.

Council Members

Title Name Elected Term Ends Position #
Council President Loren Simmonds 11/99 12/15 4
Council Vice President  Ian Cotton  11/13  12/17 2
Councilmember Van AuBuchon 11/11 12/15 7
Councilmember M. Christopher Boyer 12/12 12/17 1
Councilmember Benjamin Goodwin 11/11 12/15 5
Councilmember Sid Roberts 11/11 12/15 6
Councilmember Ruth Ross 11/13 12/17 3

Staff Contact

Council Assistant: Beth Morris, (425) 670-5011 (direct) or bmorris@ci.lynnwood.wa.us

Councilmember Benjamin Goodwin Councilmember Van AuBuchon Councilmember Ian Cotton Councilmember Ruth Ross Councilmember M. Christopher Boyer Council President Loren Simmonds Council Vice President Sid Roberts