City residents can declare their candidacy at any time but must file during the filing week of May 13-17, 2021.

This position is a 4 year term.   Councilmembers can expect to spend at least 30-40 hours per month on Council related work.

Port Angeles City Council 2021


Why You’re Needed: 3 seats will be up for election in 2019 including two currently held by women. Play a key role in defining community policy, make a difference for your community, and support equal representation.

Job Basics: The City Council acts as the legislative and policy-making body of the City of Port Angeles, adopting all ordinances and resolutions, and approving contracts required by the City. The Council reviews and directs action on proposals to meet community needs for public services and programs, and determines the ability of the City to provide financing for City operations.

The Council also reviews, modifies, and approves the annual municipal budget prepared by the City Manager. In addition, the City Council performs miscellaneous duties, including making appointments to various boards and commissions, and acting as liaison with other governmental bodies.

Check out the County Auditor Candidate Info Page

Salary:  The current salaries are as follows:

Mayor: $650 per month
Deputy Mayor: $600 per month
City Councilmember: $550 per month

How To Apply:  Candidates must complete the paperwork, file, and pay the fee between May 13-17th, 2019. You can file and pay online, in person or by mail. When filing becomes available you can complete the filing online here.



“Being an elected official on the Port Angeles City Council is a privilege and an honor. I am grateful to be able to serve the community and thoroughly enjoy working  with a dynamic group of council members to create policy and help shape the future of Port Angeles.”

Kate Dexter

Port Angeles Deputy Mayor


• Comfort with public speaking

• Interest in public policy.

• Demonstrated ability to lead.

• Ability to build rapport with those of opposing viewpoints.

• Registered voter and resident of the City for at least one  year.


The City of Port Angeles has long been the primary urban center of the North Olympic Peninsula with nearly 20,000 residents. Approximately 120 employees serve our city, community members give their time through 7 elected city council positions and 7 boards or commissions.