The City of Everett has a strong-mayor form of government, which means the mayor runs the day-to-day business of the city. The mayor is in charge of all departments and employees. The mayor is elected to four-year terms. The position of mayor is a full time.
The City of Everett’s Council members are part-time officials. The Council members are the City’s legislative body who make policy decisions and enact local laws. The seven members are elected to four-year terms from the community as a whole (commonly called at-large elections). The positions are non-partisan. The terms are staggered, with positions ending for three members at one time and four members the next.
Boards & commissions
The City of Everett has numerous advisory boards and commissions, comprised of citizen volunteers. These advisory bodies are responsible for formulating new ideas, gathering information, hearing and receiving public comments, analyzing complex issues, and making recommendations for specific projects and policies.
City departments and offices are established by the Everett Municipal Code, Title 3
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