The City of Lacey utilizes the Council-Manager form of municipal government. Lacey’s City Council consists of seven members that are elected at-large from throughout the community. Members serve four-year, staggered terms, with municipal elections held in November of odd-numbered years. Every two years, the Council selects a Mayor from within its ranks. The Mayor presides over public meetings, recommends appointments to boards and commissions, and represents the city at community activities, events, and functions. The Council enacts local legislation, establishes basic policy for the city, and adopts the annual budget.
Members of the City Council serve on numerous intergovernmental committees, boards, and commissions responsible for regional service delivery, oversight and policy development. Councilmembers also serve on one or more committees responsible for policy development on city finances and economic development, community relations, transportation planning, utility oversight, and general government activities. Meet the Lacey City Council or learn more about the History of Lacey City Government.
The Council appoints the City Manager, who serves as the city’s chief executive officer. The City Manager is responsible for the effective administration and management of the city and the efficient delivery of all municipal services. All department directors are appointed by and report directly to the City Manager. Lacey's City Government Organizational Chart is shown below.