At its Jan. 7 meeting, the Kirkland City Council selected Amy Walen (Position No. 5) to serve as Mayor and Penny Sweet (Position No. 3) to serve as Deputy Mayor.
Newly elected Council Member Jay Arnold
(Position No. 1) joined incumbent members Shelley Kloba (Position No.
2), Penny Sweet (Position No. 3), Amy Walen (Position No. 5) and Doreen
Marchione (Position No. 7) in receiving their Oaths of Office
administered by Kathi Anderson, City Clerk.
Mayor Walen and Deputy Mayor
Sweet began their first term on the City Council in January 2010.
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are selected by the City Council from
among its members.
The Mayor presides at City Council meetings and
represents the City at various ceremonial functions and at community and
intergovernmental meetings. The Deputy Mayor presides over meetings
during the absence of the Mayor. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are selected
every two years at the first meeting of the new year and serve two-year
The City of Kirkland has a Council-Manager form of government. The
voters elect seven at-large part-time City Council Members.
chooses a City Manager to oversee the operations of the City. The City
Council derives its powers from the laws and Constitution of the State
All seven City Council positions are elected for terms of
four years. Members receive a monthly salary as established by the
Kirkland City Council meetings are typically held on the first and
third Tuesday of each month at City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue, in the
Council Chambers. A study session is held at 6 p.m. followed by the
regular meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. Public comment opportunities are
available at the beginning of the regular meeting and at the end if the
meeting reaches that point before 10 p.m.
City Council meetings are broadcast live and rebroadcast on Comcast
Channel 31 and Frontier Channel 31 and can be streamed live or
downloaded from Kirkland On-Demand at www.kirklandwa.gov. [01.07.14]