City Council

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Overview

Richland has a council-manager form of government. Voters elect seven at-large city council members who represent the entire community, not individual districts. From among themselves, council members elect a mayor. The council sets policies, adopts ordinances and the annual budget, approves contracts, appoints individuals to boards and commissions and hires the city manager.

The city manager is the chief executive officer and hires personnel, supervises daily operations and oversees enforcement of laws and preparation of the annual budget. A deputy city manager, assistant city manager and department directors are responsible for the city's day-to-day services and programs within the divisions they supervise.

Citizens may communicate with city council members through phone calls, letters or email via the city's website. People may formally address the council during public hearings or public comment at council meetings. The city clerk's office can provide details about public participation at council meetings.

Meetings

  • 7:30 pm
  • First and third Tuesdays of each month
    • Workshop session on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm
  • Council Chambers at City Hall, 505 Swift Boulevard
    • Richland City Hall is ADA Accessible with access and special parking available at the entrance facing George Washington Way. Requests for sign interpreters, audio equipment, or other special services must be received 48 hours prior to the Council meeting time by calling the City Clerk's office at 509-942-7388

Contact

Members

Bob Thompson
Mayor
Robert Thompson

 

Terry Christensen
Mayor Pro Tem
Terry Christensen
Brad Anderson
Councilmember
Brad Anderson

Dori Luzzo Gilmour
Councilmember
Dori Luzzo Gilmour

 

Phil Lemley
Councilmember
Phillip Lemley
Sandra Kent
Councilmember
Sandra Kent
David Rose
Councilmember
David Rose