The City of East Wenatchee was incorporated in 1935, and operates under the laws of the State of Washington applicable to a non-charter code City with a mayor-council form of Government (RCW 35A.11.020, 35A.12.190).
The mayor-council form consists of an elected mayor (elected at-large), who serves as the City's chief administrative officer. The Mayor is responsible for carrying out the policies formulated and adopted by the City Council. The mayor attends and presides over council meetings but does not vote, except in the case of a tie. Mayoral veto authority is specified in the state laws relating to each city classification or is determined by local charter. In first class cities, the mayor's veto authority is specified in the city charter.
As chief executive officer of the city, the mayor is in charge of all departments and employees, with authority to designate assistants and department heads. The mayor is responsible for general supervision of the administration of city government and all city interest, ensuring all laws and ordinances are faithfully enforced; that law and order is maintained in the city. The mayor also serves on various regional commissions, councils, committees and boards; and takes a proactive approach meeting with local and regional government officials to represent the city’s interest in conferences, discussions and negotiations.
Mayor Jerrilea Crawford
Since taking office January 1st, I have learned a great deal. I have said many times over the last few weeks that it is like drinking from the fire hose with the amount of information coming at me. But I am up for the challenge and excited to be given this opportunity to learn. What I recognized right away is the City has a great staff with a vast array of experiences; they are dedicated to our community and eager to serve. I’ve also immediately found that our community is passionate, informed, and diverse. As a previous councilmember, I am proud of the relationship I have with the City Council and I am excited to get to work with them as we deliver excellent service to you.
I know, during my term as Mayor, our community will face challenges and opportunities. I hope to meet the challenges with thoughtful planning and strong partnerships. The opportunities will come from bold ideas and a desire to reach our full potential. No matter what we face, challenges or opportunities, I commit to staying intently focused on what is best for you, the citizens and businesses in East Wenatchee.
Going forward, I hope to be able connect with you in various ways. I’m happy to come to your business, speak to your club or organization, or welcome you to my office. I invite you to keep me informed of what is most important to you from your City.