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Posted on: January 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Council Elects Leadership

Issaquah’s City Council leadership is now set for 2021! 

Announcing, for a second year, Council President Victoria Hunt and Deputy Council President Chris Reh.

The role of the Council President includes:

  • Serving as the Mayor pro tem in the absence of the Mayor.
  • Approving agendas for Regular and Special Council meetings in coordination with the Mayor.
  • Coordinating with the Mayor and Councilmembers to facilitate the application process for optional seats on regional boards and commissions.
  • Setting the accounts payables and payroll review schedule.
  • Signing certain official documents, such as minutes and resolutions.
  • Responding to correspondence to the City Council on behalf of the Council.
  • Providing input in the planning and coordination efforts for Council retreats/planning sessions.
  • Representing the City Council at events or designating another Councilmember to do so.
  • Chairing special study sessions of the City Council.

The Deputy Council President fills the above roles in the absence of the Council President. Both the Council President and Deputy Council President attend a weekly leadership meeting with the Mayor and City Administrator.

Council President Hunt was appointed to the Issaquah City Council in February 2018, and is now serving her second term following election in 2019. She has a PhD in ecology and is passionate about conserving Issaquah’s natural setting including our forested hillsides and salmon-bearing streams. Council President Hunt's vision for Issaquah includes protecting the qualities that make Issaquah special; welcoming community feel, charming downtown with vibrant businesses and our beautiful natural environment.

Deputy Council President Reh was elected to the Issaquah City Council in November 2017. Often found hiking the trails of Cougar Mountain, Chris was drawn to Issaquah by the area’s inherent beauty and his need for a close connection with the natural environment. He has a passion for great government and is working to help make Issaquah the best run city in the region. Additionally, he is focused on improving mobility in the city, preserving our natural surroundings and creating a community where people and businesses thrive.

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