City Council selects Will Hall as Mayor and Jesse Salomon Deputy Mayor
With Shoreline District Court Judge Douglas J. Smith presiding, returning Councilmembers Will Hall, Keith McGlashan, and Chris Roberts took the oath of office on January 8. Newly elected Councilmember Susan Chang also took the oath of office. Following the swearing in ceremony, Council selected Will Hall as Mayor and Jesse Salomon as Deputy Mayor, both of whom will serve for two years.
Elected to the City Council in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017, this will be Halls first term as Mayor. He served as Deputy Mayor from 2010 to 2011. Prior to being elected to Council, Mayor Hall served on the Shoreline Planning Commission for six years including terms as Vice Chair and Chair. His external committee assignments includes representing all 281 Washington cities and towns on the Board of Directors of the Association of Washington Cities and representing cities on the Puget Sound Partnership Ecosystem Coordination Board, which works to restore the health and sustainability of Puget Sound. Hall and his wife, Laurie Lindblad, both grew up in King County and now live in the Richmond Beach neighborhood. Hall has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington.
“Shoreline is a great city,” stated Mayor Hall. “It is a privilege to serve on the council, and a great honor to be chosen as Mayor. I enjoy listening to the community and learning from my council colleagues every week.”
Deputy Mayor Salomon was first elected to the City Council in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. Salomon has a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and a law degree from the University of Washington. After graduating law school, Salomon served as a prosecutor for the Lummi Nation in Whatcom County. He currently works as a Public Defender in Seattle Municipal Court. His external committee assignments include representing the Sound Cities Association on the King County Children and Youth Advisory Board. Salomon grew up in King County and now lives in the Ridgecrest neighborhood with his wife and son.
Shoreline operates as a code city under the laws of the State of Washington with a council-manager form of government. As the governing body, the seven elected part-time city councilmembers set policy and appoint a city manager to implement policy.
The City Council chooses a Mayor and Deputy Mayor from among its members at the first meeting of a new year following an election. The Mayor presides at Council meetings and represents the City at ceremonial functions and inter-governmental meetings. The Deputy Mayor presides in the Mayor‘s absence.
The Shoreline City Council meets every Monday at City Hall. Meetings that fall on legal holidays are cancelled. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Council meetings are streamed live from the City’s website. Video of the meetings are available online or on Shoreline’s government access channels (Comcast Channel 21 and Verizon Channel 37) the day following the Council meeting.
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