The Executive Department includes the mayor, city administrator, deputy city administrator and several specialized staff.


Issaquah operates under the mayor-council form of government. In this form, the elected mayor serves as the city's chief administrative officer. Under the direction of the mayor, the administrators:

  • Carry out policies established by the City Council
  • Provide leadership to all city departments
  • Lead implementation of citywide Strategic Plan
  • Lead interdepartmental planning efforts
  • Work collaboratively with regional partners

This office also includes several specialized positions that oversee public communications, arts and special projects.

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    Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly was recently elected to the Sound Cities Association (SCA) Board of Directors, representing the North Caucus Cities. Read on...
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  3. City Council Adopts 2020 Budget

    The Issaquah City Council adopted the 2020 budget during its Nov. 18, 2019 meeting. Read on...