Seattle City Council to inaugurate seven members, choose new Council President

Inauguration Day at Seattle City Hall will be this Tuesday, January 2 at 2:00 PM during the Seattle Council’s first meeting of 2024. At that meeting, the following will happen in chronological order:

  • New president elected: The Council is scheduled to elect its new president. The Council elects a new president every two years. The office was previously held by Council President Debora Juarez who did not run for re-election.
  • Councilmembers sworn-in: The seven candidates who were elected in November will be ceremonially sworn in. Five of the seven individuals are new Councilmembers, representing one of the biggest turnovers of the Council in modern history. The seven Councilmembers who will be sworn in include Rob Saka (District 1), Tammy J. Morales (District 2), Joy Hollingsworth (District 3), Maritza Rivera (District 4), Cathy Moore (District 5), Dan Strauss (District 6), and Robert Kettle (District 7). The councilmembers will then make the first official speech of their term.
  • Council vacancy: Councilmembers will discuss the process for filling the upcoming vacancy on Council. Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8 – Citywide) was elected to the King County Council. Accordingly, she will be resigning her spot on the City Council after the meeting to take her new position. The Council has created a webpage for the vacancy that will include the most up to date information on the process.

You can attend in person at Seattle City Hall or watch live via Seattle Channel.