City Council

About the City Council

The Milton City Council consists of seven members elected at-large to four-year terms. They represent Milton citizens by establishing City policy, voting appropriations, developing the City’s vision and mission, and passing local Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations. They are also responsible for confirming the Mayor’s appointments to volunteer boards and commissions, and some select management staff members.

Attending City Council Meetings

The Milton City Council meetings in-person. Both regular meetings and study sessions are livestream.  Additionally, information can be found on the council agenda

Citizen Participation

Citizens are welcome to comment on agenda items requiring action during Regular Council meetings. In addition, time is set aside near the beginning of Regular meetings when members of the public may address the Council regarding items that are not listed on the agenda.

If you are unable to attend, the public may also submit written communication by letter or email to the City Clerk. Any item received by noon on the day of the meeting will be distributed to Council. Please indicate if you would like your comments to be submitted as part of the record.

Section 4.4 of Resolution 23-1964: Citizen Comments. Members of the audience may comment on items relating to any matter. Comments may be limited to three (3) minutes at the discretion of the Mayor. No speaker may convey or donate his or her time for speaking to another speaker. A "citizen comment sign-up sheet" will be available at each regular and/or special Council meeting for the use of citizens wishing to address the Council. Citizens may also comment on individual agenda items during any regularly scheduled Council meeting prior to the Council's deliberation and placement of the item on the table for Council action. These items include, but are not limited to, ordinances, resolutions, and Council business issues. These comment times are limited to three minutes.

If many people wish to speak to a particular issue, Council may choose:

  1. To limit the total amount of time dedicated to that single issue; and/or
  2. Continue the time for visitor comments on that issue to a future Council meeting;
  3. In the event of single subject group comment, at the discretion of the presiding officer, single time allocation for a spokesperson greater than three (3) minutes can be allowed.
  4. Groups that desire to designate a spokesperson shall submit to the presiding officer prior to comment, a list f present group constituents or others in agreement so that duplication will not occur.

Written comments may be submitted into the record of a Council meeting by presenting the written document to the City Clerk. A copy of the document will be provided to each Council member; the document will be read aloud.

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    1000 Laurel Street, Building E
    Milton, WA 98354

Study Sessions

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    1000 Laurel Street, Building E
    Milton, WA 98354

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.


Steve Whitaker, Council Position 1
2023 Finance Committee
In office since 2017
Current Term: 2022 to 2025
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Dave Strader, Council Position 5
2023 Finance Committee
In office since 2022
Current Term: 2022 to 2025
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Bruce White, Council Position 2
In office since 2022
Current Term: 2022 to 2025
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Frances Hall, Council Position 6
In office since 2022
Current Term: 2020 to 2023
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Steve Peretti, Council Position 3
Mayor Pro Tem 2023 & SCA Delegate
In office since 2020
Current Term: 2022 to 2025
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Bob Whalen, Council Position 7
2023 Finance Committee
In office since 2003
Current Term: 2019 to 2023
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Tim Ceder, Council Position 4
PCRC Delegate
In office since 2021
Current Term: 2022 to 2023
Email Tim Ceder