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The council welcomes and encourages citizens, business owners, and all interested parties to attend City Council meetings. If you require special accommodations, please call the City Clerk at 425-745-1891 three days prior to the meeting.
  • 6 p.m.
  • First, second, and fourth Tuesday of each month
  • Mill Creek City Hall South
    Council Chambers
    15728 Main St.
    Mill Creek, WA 98012

Agendas, Minutes, Ordinances, Resolutions, Packets and Audio Recordings
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The City Council through its legislative authority represents the city's residents. The council enacts laws and policies through the adoption of ordinances and resolutions and develops strategies and objectives designed in the city's mission.

The city operates within the council-manager form of government and through these legislative actions the council establishes priorities for the City Manager and staff. The council consists of seven council members elected at large to four-year terms. Every two years, the City Council elects a mayor and mayor pro tem from its members. The mayor serves as the chair of the council.

Pam Pruitt, Mayor
Position #3
Pruitt has been a resident of Mill Creek’s Cottonwood neighborhood since 1980. She first joined the City Council in 1988, serving until 1995; during that time, she served as mayor in 1992-1993. Though involved in the community in the intervening time, she once again felt compelled to serve officially. She was re-elected in 2013, and has served as mayor since then. Pruitt’s commitment to public service is focused on making things better for people in Mill Creek. She thrives on building relationships, and has done so in the community through her service on the Park Board, the SNOCOM Dispatch Board, and the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System Board. In her spare time, she likes to knit hats for chemo kids, write, and talk with community members she encounters while walking around Mill Creek. She holds degrees from the University of Washington in economics and political science. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2017.

Brian Holtzclaw, Mayor Pro Tem
Position #4
Holtzclaw moved into Mill Creek’s Brighton neighborhood in October 2003. With a background in real estate development law, he has been interested in land-use and development issues for years. In 2013, he joined the City Council to bring oversight to the existing administration, to help address community concerns and to shape the community’s growth. One priority for him is for the Council to move forward with a decision on what to do with the undeveloped property owned by the City adjacent to the Mill Creek Sports Park. He also seeks collaborative partnerships with other entities within Snohomish County to determine how to best address the needs of Mill Creek in a way that bolsters the City’s economic development and tourism offerings. Holtzclaw is in-house legal counsel for a home building - land development company focusing on land-use and real-estate development issues. He obtained his law degree at the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University). He also holds a degree in economics from Whitman College. When not focusing on law or City matters, he is an avid cyclist. His term expires Dec. 31, 2017.

Sean Kelly, Councilmember
Position #1
Kelly joined Mill Creek’s Heatherstone neighborhood in 2006 when he moved to the area to work for Boeing, where he is an engineer and project management professional. Kelly has long been interested in government; as a young man, he would read books on the Constitution and the country’s founding fathers. So when the opportunity arose for him to join the Mill Creek City Council, he threw his hat in the ring. Though elected for a term beginning in January 2014, he was sworn in early to fill a vacancy. Putting his professional experience to work in the civic arena, he’s interested in finding efficiencies and ensuring personnel are working within their skillsets. Further, he seeks to improve and increase City services while ensuring fiscal responsibility. Looking forward, he is excited for the opportunity to help attract new businesses to the City and foster economic growth. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from San Jose State University, and holds a project management professional certificate. In his spare time, Kelly collects and rides vintage British motorcycles. His term expires Dec. 31, 2017.

Donna Michelson, Councilmember
Position #2
Michelson, a community member since 1978, has a passion for building relationships and making a difference in the community. Her community service harkens back to the early years of Mill Creek, when she helped develop a successful after-school program for students. She is proud of Mill Creek, which she calls “a community within a city.” Working hard to keep Mill Creek as a vibrant community, she joined the City Council in March 1999 and has been serving ever since. She was appointed deputy mayor in 2002 and 2004, and became mayor in 2006. During her tenure, she has focused on building community programs, including a free hazardous waste roundup event, a free electronics recycling program, a free pet microchipping event, and many free document shredding events. In addition to community programs, she is helping tackle community issues, ranging from balancing the budget to pavement preservation and the proposed reconstruction of 35th Avenue. Her goal is to honorably uphold the position to which she was elected with the highest integrity possible, making decisions that are best for the City. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2017.

Vince Cavaleri, Councilmember
Position #5
Cavaleri moved to the Webster’s Pond neighborhood of Mill Creek in 2004. In 2015, he was appointed to a vacant position on the City Council. Cavaleri subsequently was elected to a four-year term in November 2015. His service stems from a desire to be a fiscal representative for the community; he strives to ensure the City provides a superior level of service without implementing high taxes. During his tenure, the City has balanced its budget and saved millions of dollars on the City Hall and Annex renovation. A deputy with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for more than 18 years, he also is passionate about keeping citizens safe without intruding on their civil liberties, and approaches decisions from this mindset. Cavaleri is a parks and recreation liaison for the City, advocating for green open spaces that are a clean and appropriate for all ages. He also serves on the Water Resource Inventory Areas 8 board, which handles surface water and ecological issues. During his down time, Cavaleri enjoys physical activities like hiking, biking, hot yoga and working out. His term expires Dec. 31, 2019.

Mike Todd, Councilmember
Position #6
Todd is a long-time resident of the Springtree neighborhood, where he moved in 1983. His civic participation developed from a desire to help obtain more soccer fields for the local soccer club when he was serving as a soccer coach and club administrator. He is a strong believer in citizens being engaged in local efforts that benefit their community. In 1999, he joined a task force to help develop a Metropolitan Parks District. That work led to his involvement with the Parks Board. In 2005, he was selected to fill a Council position due to a mid-term vacancy. He has served on the council ever since, including two terms as mayor from 2010 through 2014. He strives to help the City be involved in broader regional matters as he seeks to develop interagency partnerships. In that vein, he serves on the Puget Sound Regional Council, the Snohomish County Cities nonprofit organization, the Community Transit Board, and the North Puget Sound Soccer League. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and worked as an engineer at Fluke in Everett. In his downtime, he still enjoys playing soccer. His term expires Dec. 31, 2019.

Mark Bond, Councilmember
Position #7
Bond’s affinity for public service came early on in life. Unsure of a career path and seeking something that would make him happy down the road, he went on a 10-hour police ride-along. Bond was hooked. He tested for police work as soon as he was able and joined the Mill Creek Police Department in 1990, where he served the City for 11 years. He joined the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in 2001, where he still works. At that time, he moved into the Highland Trails neighborhood. In 2004, Bond was first elected to the City Council. His tenure has been marked by humble service. He credits early City administrations for paving the way for the City to weather financial difficulties. Now, he seeks to ensure financial stability for the future. In addition, his passion for public safety helps guide the counsel on decisions impacting the life, health and property of community members. In addition to his council role, he serves on the Snohomish County Health District and the Joint Fire Board. Bond attended Shoreline Community College. In his down time, he enjoys strategy games. His term expires Dec. 31, 2019.

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