Kenmore has a Council-Manager government, being governed by a City Council consisting of seven Councilmembers. These Councilmembers are elected to a four-year term, and elections are held every two years. All positions are nonpartisan and at-large, elected by the entire city voting population. The Council passes ordinances, sets policies, and elects from its own membership a Mayor and Deputy Mayor for two-year terms.
If you're looking for a fun and impactful way to make a difference in your community, we encourage you to apply to serve on a City board or commission. The various opportunities include serving as an advisory body on policy matters relating to land use regulations, library services in Kenmore, and historic preservation. Expired terms and vacancies are advertised on our website. Appointments are made by the City Council.