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Meeting Information

Unless otherwise posted the meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers.

Live Stream & On-Demand Council Meeting Video*

*Please note that if you are looking for a Council meeting video after March 23, 2020, please go to the City's youtube channel by going to youtube.com and searching City of Kenmore.

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Agendas

Please be advised that the June 15, 2020 Council Meeting has been canceled.  The next meeting will be Monday, June 22, 2020 via Zoom.

Council Agenda and Attachments for June 22, 2020

Rules and Procedures

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2020 Council
Back row: Councilmember Srebnik, Deputy Mayor Herbig, Councilmember Marshall and Councilmember O'Cain
Front row: Councilmember Curtis, Mayor Baker, and Councilmember Pfeil

The City of Kenmore operates under a Council-Manager form of government. In this form, the elected seven-member City Council appoints a city manager to provide management direction of all city departments and activities in accordance with Council policies and direction. The City Council is responsible for establishing City policies; enacting and amending City laws; adopting the biennial budget and appointing citizen boards and commissions. City Councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms. All Councilmembers are “at-large” meaning that they serve the City as a whole as opposed to a specific district. The Council selects one of its members to serve as mayor and a second as deputy mayor for two-year terms.

City Council Meetings 

City Council agendas are available to the public from the City Clerk’s office the Friday prior to the Monday meeting and are posted on the iCompass File Pro website. Agendas are also posted at Kenmore City Hall and copies will always be available at the Council meeting.

Meetings are open to the public, and public comments are accepted at the beginning of regular, non-study session meetings.

The City now has assisted listening devices available for use during Council meetings. A necklace-style device is available for those who wear hearing aids. An earbud (in-ear) style, or an over-the-ear style, are available for those without hearing aids. Please contact the City Clerk as far in advance of the meeting as possible, preferably no later than the morning of the meeting.

Coffee with Council 

Looking for an informal way to connect with City Council? Coffee with Council is typically held the 1st Monday at 7:30 a.m. and 3rd Saturday at 8:00 a.m. of each month at Diva Espresso located inside the Hangar, 6728 NE 181st St. Residents are encouraged to attend and ask questions, discuss issues and offer suggestions on any topic of interest. Check our city calendar for the most current "Coffee with Council" dates and times. Please note, council typically does not hold coffees during the month of August.

Contact Your City Council

Click on any of the council member names to learn more.

O'Cain, Melanie

Melanie O'Cain
  • Departments:City Council
  • Title:Councilmember
  • Phone:(425) 398-8900
  • Email:

Councilmember O'Cain currently holds Position No. 1 on the City Council.

  • Current Term: January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023.

Councilmember Melanie O’Cain holds a BA from the University of Washington. She has worked for the Port of Seattle for 19 years and is currently an Accounting Records and Administration Manager. She grew up in Kenmore and returned to raise her children in her hometown.

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