At its first regular meeting in 2014, January 7, the Bothell City Council elected Joshua Freed as the City of Bothell Mayor and Del Spivey as Deputy Mayor. These positions are appointed by Bothell City Council Members. Each position is a two-year term ending on December 31, 2015.
Bothell, Wash. - At its first regular meeting in 2014, January 7, the Bothell City Council elected Joshua Freed as the City of Bothell Mayor and Del Spivey as Deputy Mayor. These positions are appointed by Bothell City Council Members. Each position is a two-year term ending on December 31, 2015.
“I am honored to be elected as the new Mayor for the City of Bothell,” said Mayor Freed. “Years of creative planning have gone into our downtown plan, and I look forward to leading Council through the implementation of this plan to create a new vibrant downtown.”
Mayor Freed's local government experience includes, but is not limited to, City of Bothell Deputy Mayor from 2010 thru 2013 and Bothell City Council Member since 2006, He serves or has served on the Economic Development, Capital Facilities, and Community Outreach committees of the Bothell City Council, as well as the Eastside Transportation Partnership.
Deputy Mayor Spivey's local government experience includes, but is not limited to, City of Bothell Council Member since 2006, He currently serves on the Economic Development and Public Safety Council Committees, as well as the Joint City and Fire District Advisory Board, LEOFF-1 Board, and the Northshore Parks & Recreation Service Area Board.
A Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected by council members every two years. Under the City’s council-manager form of government, the Mayor serves as the presiding officer and acts as chair at all meetings of the City Council. The Mayor may participate in all deliberations of the Council in the same manner as any other member and is expected to vote in all proceedings. The Mayor also serves as the City Council's ceremonial representative at public events and functions that are assigned to the Mayor. ￼￼In the Mayor's absence, the Deputy Mayor assumes this responsibility. Should both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor be absent, the Mayor will appoint another Council Member to assume this responsibility.
All Bothell City Council positions are four-year terms. Council member positions are non-partisan, part-time and stipend positions. Council members receive a salary of $900 per month and any council member elected to serve as mayor receives a salary of $1,100 per month.
In addition to the mayor and deputy mayor election, City of Bothell Judge Michelle Gehlsen performed the Oath of Office ceremony for new and re-elected Council Members Joshua Freed, Del Spivey, Tris Samberg, and Tom Agnew whose terms expire on December 31, 2017.
For more City of Bothell information, visit www.ci.bothell.wa.us, call 425.486.3256 or tune into BCTV Cable Channel 21 (within Bothell City Limits).