City Council

About the City Council

The Milton City Council consists of seven members elected at-large to four-year terms. They represent Milton citizens by establishing City policy, voting appropriations, developing the City’s vision and mission, and passing local Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations. They are also responsible for confirming the Mayor’s appointments to volunteer boards and commissions, and some select management staff members.

City Council Meetings post Covid-19, Washington Ready: 

The Milton City Council has resumed in-person meetings. To stay in compliance with OPMA Proclamation 20-28.15, we are offering the meeting to be heard through Zoom. Zoom information can be found on the calendar or agenda bill for the meeting you wish to attend. To stay in compliance with DOH, L&I and the State of Washington, the following guidelines must be followed when attending an in-person meeting: 

  • Masks are required for all in attendance, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • We ask that you self-screen prior to attending Council. Should you have any signs of Covid-19, please stay home.
  • We have installed air purifiers in the Council Chambers.

Citizen Participation

Citizens are welcome to comment on agenda items requiring action during Regular Council meetings. In addition, time is set aside near the beginning of Regular meetings when members of the public may address the Council regarding items that are not listed on the agenda.

If you are unable to attend, the public may also submit written communication by letter or email to the City Clerk. Any item received by noon on the day of the meeting will be distributed to Council. Please indicate if you would like your comments to be submitted as part of the record.

Section 4.6 of Resolution 20-1935: Citizen Comments. Members of the audience may comment on items relating to any matter. Comments may be limited to three (3) minutes at the discretion of the Mayor. No speaker may convey or donate his or her time for speaking to another speaker. A "citizen comment sign-up sheet" will be available at each regular and/or special Council meeting for the use of citizens wishing to address the Council. Citizens may also comment on individual agenda items during any regularly scheduled Council meeting prior to the Council's deliberation and placement of the item on the table for Council action. These items include, but are not limited to, ordinances, resolutions, and Council business issues. These comment times are limited to three minutes.

If many people wish to speak to a particular issue, Council may choose:

  1. To limit the total amount of time dedicated to that single issue; and/or
  2. Continue the time for visitor comments on that issue to a future Council meeting;
  3. In the event of single subject group comment, at the discretion of the presiding officer, single time allocation for a spokesperson greater than three (3) minutes can be allowed.
  4. Groups that desire to designate a spokesperson shall submit to the presiding officer prior to comment, a list f present group constituents or others in agreement so that duplication will not occur.

Written comments may be submitted into the record of a Council meeting by presenting the written document to the City Clerk. A copy of the document will be provided to each Council member; the document will be read aloud.

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    1000 Laurel Street, Building E
    Milton, WA 98354

Study Sessions

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    1000 Laurel Street, Building E
    Milton, WA 98354

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.


Steve Whitaker, Council Position 1
2021 Finance Committee
In office since 2017
Current Term: 2017 to 2021
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Todd Morton, Council Position 5
In office since 2010
Current Term: 2017 to 2021
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Susan Johnson, Council Position 2
2021 Finance Committee & PCRC Delegate
In office since 2015
Current Term: 2017 to 2021
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Phil Linden, Council Position 6
In office since 2020
Current Term: 2020 to 2023
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Steve Peretti, Council Position 3
2021 Finance Committee
In office since 2020
Current Term: 2020 to 2021
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Bob Whalen, Council Position 7
2021 Mayor Pro Tem
In office since 2003
Current Term: 2019 to 2023
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Tim Ceder, Council Position 4
Appointed June 21, 2021
Current Term: November 2021
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