Similar to the more well-known Federal government structure, Sumner’s government is divided into three branches. The City Council is the legislative, or policy branch of government. Seven members are elected at-large to represent Sumner citizens and set broad policy decisions.
To Attend a Council Meeting: check the schedule online and come to City Hall to attend a Council Meeting. Learn more about what happens and decide how much or little you’d like to participate.
To Watch a Council Meeting: watch meetings on TV through Pierce County TV, Comcast OnDemand or even online as streaming video.
– Check the television schedule for air dates of the most recent meeting.
– Watch past meetings as streaming video online (meetings held within the past 12 months).
To Review Agendas and Minutes: click here for a searchable database of all the Council’s Agenda Packets, Minutes, Resolutions and Ordinances passed.
To Listen to Study Session Audio: Council Study Sessions are audibly recorded. Click here to listen to an archive of past meeting audio (starting January 2013) on your computer.
About the Council Process
Lots of issues come before a City Council. Learn the process for how topics work their way through committees, commissions and the council so that you know better how to follow issues and provide your own thoughts.
Sumner’s Councilmembers serve at large, which means all seven represent every citizen throughout the City. Your thoughts do not have to be reserved for meetings only. Contact your councilmembers to let them know what you’re thinking about the future policy that guides Sumner.
Barbara Bitetto, term 2018-2021, firstname.lastname@example.org 253-299-5793
Curt Brown, term 2016-2019, email@example.com, 253-299-5796
Kathy Hayden, term 2018-2021, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-299-5792
Cindi Hochstatter, term 2016-2019, email@example.com, 253-299-5795
Mike LeMaster, term 2016-2019, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-299-5797
Melony Pederson, term 2018-2021, email@example.com, 253-299-5791
Patrick Reed, term 2016-2019, firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-299-5794