For more information about Mayor Pro Tem John Seehuus, please visit his councilmember page at: Councilmember John Seehuus.
The mayor-council form consists of an elected mayor (elected at-large), who serves as the City’s chief administrative officer, and a council (elected at-large), which serves as the municipality’s legislative body. The council has the authority to formulate and adopt city policies and the mayor is responsible for carrying them out. The mayor attends and presides over council meetings but does not vote, except in the case of a tie.
The mayor may veto ordinances, but the Mayor’s veto can be overridden by a majority plus one of the entire council membership.
The mayor appoints members of the City’s Planning Board, the Sultan Community Alliance Board and Civil Service Commission.
Ken Walker was appointed by former Mayor Carolyn Eslick as the City Administrator to assist with administrative and policy-related duties. By doing so, Sultan gains the benefit of professional management, allowing the mayor to focus greater attention on policy development and political leadership roles.