Randy Hinchliffe 

City Administrator, Clerk, Treasurer 

email: administrator@

phone: 509-337-6371

Kelly Steinhoff

Deputy City Clerk

email: adminassistant@

phone: 509-337-6371

Jim Lynch 

Public Works Director

phone: 509-337-6371


Lisa Norris

Public Works Specialist II

Devin Griffin

Public Works Specialist II

Public Works Specialist II



Martin Dunn, Mayor

Committee Assignments:
Budget/Finance, Personnel


Kevin House, Mayor Pro Tem

Committee Assignments:  Budget & Finance Personnel, Nuisance, Police & Health, Trees


Kate Hockersmith, Council Member

Committee Assignments: Parks/Cemeteries/Pool, Fairgrounds, Flood Prevention/Emergency Preparedness, Trees


Terry Jacoy, Council Member

Committee Assignments:  Water/ Sewer/ Streets, Parks/Cemeteries/ Pool


KC Kuykendall, Council Member 

Committee Assignments: Water/Sewer/Streets, Fairgrounds


Jim Romine, Council Member

Committee Assignments: Nuisance/Police/Health, Flood Prevention/Emergency Preparedness

The City Council is the legislative governing body for the City. They meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club Memorial Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. They set policies and adopt ordinances and the annual budget; they levy taxes and approve contracts; and they appoint city advisory boards, commissions and committees, as well as the City Administrator and City Attorney. City Council members serve one-year terms.

Waitsburg holds a yearly election that takes place the first Monday in April. City Council candidates may get on the annual ballot via a declaration of candidacy form, or through a caucus system where people are nominated to the ticket. Caucuses must be held no sooner than 30 days and no later than 15 days before the election. Most cities hold elections every four years, with staggered terms, in accordance with general election laws as outlined in RCW 29A. The fact that we are still operating under our own Territorial Charter allows us to abstain from conforming with the regular election laws. We are the only city in the state that still operates under its Charter. We have formally adopted many of the RCWs, but in many cases, we have the ability to pick and choose which of them to adopt.

Interested in becoming a City Council member? Fill out a Declaration of Candidacy Form and return to City Hall during the specified election timeframe. Or if you'd like to serve in a different position, fill out the General Position Application to City Council and return to City Hall.

City Council Agenda & Packet: Oct 16

City Council Meeting Minutes ARCHIVE

Click on links below to view or print in .pdf format. If you need minutes for meetings prior to 2018, please contact City Hall.

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The Planning Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Lions Club Memorial Building at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds. The Planning Commission is made up of five members and is governed by Chapter 3 of Title 2 of the Waitsburg Municipal Code. Current Planning Commission members are Chairperson Karen Gregutt, Norman Bloom, Lynne Carpenter, K. C. Kuykendall and William Rodgers.


The 1998 City of Waitsburg Comprehensive Plan, as revised in 2006/2007, contains policies and recommendations to direct public and private decisions affecting future growth and development in the City of Waitsburg and the adjacent Urban Growth Area. This Plan was developed by the City in accordance with Section 36.70A.070 of the Growth Management Act (GMA). It represents the community's policy plan for growth over the next 20 years.

Because the town is interdependent with other communities, the long-term planning for the City needs to be adaptable to unexpected or rapid changes. Therefore, rather than simply prioritizing actions, this Plan assists in the management of the City by providing policies to guide decision making. The Plan includes specific elements pertaining to Historic Preservation, Housing, Land Use, Transportation, Utilities, Capital Facilities, Shoreline and Annexation.

Although Waitsburg has had City-wide zoning since 1947, the 1998 Plan was originally the City's first Comprehensive Plan. This revised Plan is based on the best available information at this time and is designed for a planning period of 20 years, with an annual review of the Six-year Capital Improvements Program and an overall review of the Plan every five years.

The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to translate community values into a framework for decisions on growth and community services. It expresses a long-range vision of how citizens want Waitsburg to look and function in the future. It also provides a strategy for achieving that vision.